Life is all about the hills and valleys. Not the pretty straight line we want it to be. Fitness is the perfect example of this. We will spend the last two months of this year steeped in caloric food, holiday drinking and plenty of interruptions to our fitness routine. It takes a strong, strong soul to keep it on track and sidestep the merriment of the season. And honestly that’s not fair, please do enjoy it. But do so in moderation and then more importantly, don’t beat yourself up over it. The ability to roll with the punches is the key to long term success. I often hear how one night of indulgence has ruined so much. But if it’s one night, it’s going to be OK. If that one night made way for nights 2, 3, and 4, only then do you have a problem. So the next time you have a party in the schedule, make your plan to enjoy it. But don’t let that sidestep off your routine be the thing that ends your routine. So I leave you with another favorite quote:

Motivation quote: "Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat." -