‘Twas the Day After Christmas

by Angela on December 26, 2012


‘Twas the day after Christmas, I rolled out of bed

And realized I had a few pounds to shed.

My favorite jeans, in my dresser did lay.

In hopes I could wear them again one day.


When up in my bathroom there arose such a clatter.

The hubby came up to see what was the matter.

I had stepped on the scale and it began to quake,

Wondering what had happened, for goodness sake.


The cookies had settled onto my thighs

Not to mention the cheesecake and pumpkin pies.

The homemade macaroni and cheese

And seconds of delicious corn pudding, please.


I looked out the window at the fallen snow

Knowing just where I had to go.

So into my gym clothes I squeezed my butt

And off to workout to get out of this rut.


I hopped on the treadmill, no time to waste

And thought of more ways to motivate.

I thought of the treats I ate without shame

And whistled and shouted and called them by name:


Now cookies!  Now chocolate!

Now crackers and cheese!

Off of my thighs and my waist pretty please!


To the wine and the egg nog

And ice cream , et al.

Now dash away! Dash away!

Dash away all!


And then, in a twinkling, I heard with each huff,

My drive growing stronger, with each little puff.

I knew it was time to turn bad habits around

Because summer would be here soon with a bound.


So for the new year I made a promise to me

To take care of my health and take care of my body.

To exercise harder and try to eat clean

So come summertime, I’m strong and I’m lean.

And my wish for you all, is a healthier you,

To reach all your goals and happiness too!



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Aimee Tucker December 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I could not have said it better myself. Last night I came home from the last gathering and had such a headache!! I drank a glass of water and went to bed. Ugghh – and I’ll be back in the gym tomorrow.

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