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!