Take 5 & Don’t Stress!

Tangled treeWell, that’s it. The last of the shopping done, the last cards made, written and distributed (oh, apart from a couple of people I can hand them to), and time to start on the bit of Christmas I really enjoy (not that I mind sending cards, it’s good to get in touch with friends I haven’t seen for a while): I love wrapping presents; making gift tags; preparing the mince pies and the chocolate caramel shortbread (I know the latter isn’t traditional Christmas fare – but it is in our family); meeting friends who are taking a break over the holidays and finally switching off the computer and taking a proper break myself for a few days.

I really don’t intend to get stressed. Luckily I’m one of a large family, so we share out the tasks – I get the afore-mentioned baking jobs and veg preparation, while other family members make and ice the cake and cook lunch on the day. We split the cost of Christmas presents and Christmas food too. It will be great fun to be with family and, as for many people, the day will also tinged with some sadness as we remember those who can’t be with us for a whole host of reasons.

I’ll write again in the New Year, but in the meantime if you need to escape just after Christmas and find a bit of “me” time, come and join me at a Nia class. give yourself a breather, connect to what’s important and start to tone up after the festivities!

And if you’d like to come to a Nia class -a chance to discover something amazing – here’s my special Christmas & New Year offer to download. Check out the class times over Christmas and New Year.

If you can’t make it to a class and want to take the lazy exerciser’s way to fitness, here’s my 5 min foot workout and a 5 min hand workout you can do sitting down!

Wishing you and your families best wishes for the Christmas Season and much health, wealth and happiness for 2016.