This One Simple Activity Can Promote Wellness and Prevent Holiday Weight Gain!

November 10, 2014

We're getting ready for our fourth-annual Hold it For the Holidays competition and, at least for me, it couldn't come at a better time! As you might have read in a recent post, Krista returned from the Best & Brightest in Wellness awards ceremony feeling inspired—and, guess what? She inspired me, too!

Like Krista, about a month ago, I posted a video to Facebook to announce my fitness goals (no, I'm not going to share it here—it ain't pretty, trust me). In it, I committed to losing 15 pounds by January 1st and, so far, knowing that I am accountable to myself and everyone I told, I am making steady progress. But...the holidays are coming and the Feast Fairy is hovering—threatening to wave her wand and shower me with chubby dust! Shoo! Shoo!

Not sure what Hold it for the Holidays is? You can read about—and learn how to host your own—here. For most of our team, Hold it for the Holidays is an opportunity and a challenge to maintain or lose weight during the tempting and tasty holiday season. For me, it's an added incentive to stay on track. After all, everyone who doesn't gain gets to split the pool of money collected, and the person who loses the most weight gets a prize. Maybe me! Prize or not, the reward is that my New Year's Resolution can be a lot more interesting. AND, my online gut shaming was worth the 60 seconds of humiliation.

If you're interested in improving health and wellness in your company, a Hold it for the Holidays campaign is a great way to start. Why not try it?

Allison is currently living out the elaborate fantasy she described to her now-former staff and colleagues in early 2001. With a hearty dose of courage and absolutely no plan of action, she abruptly left her middle-management job to become a writer—and today she is doing just that in her role as Baudville’s Senior Content Writer. She’s here to tell you everything she’s learned in her 20-years+ professional life, plus a lot more. She’s wordy like that!

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