Monday, July 9, 2012

The Sixth Day of Yuletide

From the Asatru Folk Assembly:
A few days ago, I stood on the scales down at the gym and discovered that I had gained four pounds over a period of perhaps a week and a half. Part of the increase resulted from fewer workouts over the period in question, but most of the extra weight came from too much eating and drinking - and worst of all, indulging in eating and drinking just before bedtime!

Clearly, I had not been moderate.

My response was to get on the treadmill and burn off 640 calories, being sure to get in some intense running to keep my metabolism elevated over the next few hours. Come to think of it, that wasn't very moderate of me, either.

The truth is, it's not what we do SOME of the time that makes a difference - whether it's eating or running - but rather what we do MOST of the time. Perhaps we have to be moderate even in our moderation, punctuating our lives with variety in the form of
occasional excess.

Moderation in food and drink is particularly hard this time of year, but it is, after all, a time for celebration. Exercise some control as a matter of principle, but have fun, too.

Light a candle for Moderation, and resolve to keep your sense of humor!

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