Ahh...I'm just resurfacing from my post Turkey Day Bliss. What a great weekend it was. I hope you too had good food on your table and good company at your side. Oh, and a comfy couch to put your feet up on when all the eating was over! What job did you have over the holidays, be it Turkey Day or Hanukah?
Were you one of the cooks, like I was with my mom? Did this mean you were also on the shopping team, hitting the grocery stores and maneuvering your way through the produce aisle along with everyone else stocking up on squash, potatoes and apples?
Were you responsible for seating logistics and making sure everyone had a place? That was the role of my brother and dad. Their responsibilities also included careful tablecloth selection and commandeering extra chairs from corners of the house.
Were you on team support, meaning you arrived carrying pre-meal goodies, like cheese and crackers? Did you make a dish at home and then wrap it up in tin foil, plastic, tupperware and a couple towels for the ride to your host's home? God forbid a brussel sprout escapes from it's buddies en route. And gravy doesn't go well in any car interior! Our team support was led by two really good family friends (and faithful newsletter readers. Hi Susan and Grame!)
Perhaps you were on team clean up? Some people love this job because this is how they pitch in. Bring on the dishwashing hands. Others hate cleaning, but know it's an essential part of the (pumpkin) pie.
No matter what team you were on, you were part of Team Thanksgiving. Or Team Hanukah. Or Team Thanksgivukkah.
Imagine planning the meal alone. Ugh, no thank you. Besides using the bathroom, playing solitaire aaaannnd binge-watching on reality TV shows, life is wayyy more fun when you do it with others.
"Alone we can do so little: together we can do so much." ~ Helen Keller
Who helps you get done what you need to get done? Who keeps you accountable? Who makes sure you do what you say you are going to do?
Who makes sure you don't let yourself down?
(Because it's super, duper way too easy to show up for everyone else, but then quit on yourself, right?)
Do you have a personal trainer? Or someone who expects you to show up and move your booty while sweating to the oldies?
Do you have a health coach who is:
- inspiring you in the kitchen to make quick and easy meals that are good as dinner AND leftovers?
- finding more ways to eat green vegetables so that you quit eating that junk food that doesn't serve you (+ is keeping you out of your favorite pair of pants?)
- teaching you tactics to deal with your stress so that you don't take it out on your man/kids/co-workers and then feel doubly cranky?
- showing you better ways to manage your time so that you can get to that yoga class without feeling guilty?
Ohhhh. You didn't know health coaches existed? Yup. We do. And yes, I am one of them.
No, you don't have to juggle a life, career, diet, exercise plan, family and a life all on your own.
"I've got you babe." ~ Sonny and Cher
Perhaps that lyric would be better read as "You've got me babe."
I'm in your corner. But only if you ask me to be there.
And if you were waiting til January 1st to shake things up and do things differently, screw that idea. Do it now. How long have you put off doing what you know will serve you best?
The thing is, there are a lot of other women realizing that January first is just another excuse. So they are saying yes to now. They are saying yes to themselves now.
Curious? Want to know more about what this all means, for you? Learn more about how to work with me here.
Or you can read about the power of a +1 here.
And if you aren't quite ready to work 1:1 with me, that's cool. Keep an eye to this website because come January, I'm launching a program that might be up your alley. Maybe.
Whether you decide to work with me or not, take a moment to think about who is on your team.
And when you are ready to build your team, let me know.
To you and your team,