October 1 is a special day in our house because it’s our anniversary–#24 this year!
(Flowers delivered at work–he’s a keeper!)
Some people see October as the beginning of the end of the year. Sunrise is coming later and later, and it’s noticably dark earlier and earlier. School is in full swing, football season is going strong, and Halloween candy is in the grocery store. Soon we will be planning Thanksgiving dinner, hearing Christmas carols on the radio, and 2012 will be over before we know it!
But it would be a mistake to write off the year already. With three months left in 2012, there is plenty of time to dust off your New Year’s resolutions and make good on your goals.
If you want to lose weight before the holidays, my friend Raphael Calzadilla (an A.C.E. certified personal trainer) has prepared two e-books with detailed nutrition and exercise programs (for home or gym workouts) to get you started on the road to lasting weight loss in 8 weeks. You can learn more about them and purchase them here.
If you are looking for more of an inner journey, you may want to check out Self-Acceptance 101–the number one bestseller from Fitbloggin. :-) This free e-book was written by Karen Anderson, Mara Glatzel and Shauna Reid, and explores the possibility of making peace with your imperfections without giving up on your goals.
If you want to take smaller steps to a better Fall, check out the October Yoga Challenge from Grow Soul Beautiful. Founded by my awesome Fitbloggin roomie Amanda, Grow Soul Beautiful wants to help people appreciate their bodies as a work of art and build confidence from inner strength.
Personally, I have three goals for October:
- Make it through my insane travel schedule without losing my mind.
- Use healthy strategies to cope with stress.
- Don’t beat myself up if I succumb to conference food, airport Starbucks brownies or the snooze button.
What are your goals for the last quarter of 2012?