It is the week before the 12 Days of Christmas WOD and Cookie Exchange. The Cookie Exchange is one of the most popular social events of the year. Everyone attending brings their favorite homemade cookies. We hang out, try different cookies, and take some home. It’s social, it’s seasonal, it’s Community, it’s amazing. COVID killed it last year and we had to make it a Cookie Pick Up instead of a social gathering. So, this year is extra special.
Cookies At The Gym???
It may seem counterintuitive for a business dedicated to health and wellness to host an event focused around cookies and sugar. However, we use it as a reminder that a healthy lifestyle does not mean a lifestyle depriving ourselves of things we love and enjoy. But, don’t we preach self-displine? Sure we do. And we also encourage all of our members to give permission and space to cut loose every so often.
Self-discipline, not self-flagellation
There is a difference between self-discipline and self-flagellation. Being hard on yourself, giving yourself a little self-criticism, is good. It is how you improve. However, that’s where it needs to stop. Depriving yourself or punishing yourself is not constructive. That will not lead to self-improvement. You will eventually rebel against yourself. Hold yourself to a high standard, but not an impossible one. Furthermore, forgive yourself if and when you slip up. It’s isn’t the end of the world and you will get back on track.
To help, let to plan and prepare for events in your life where you need to cut loose and relax a little in your self-discipline. We promise you will enjoy life so much more while maintaining control and progress toward your goals.