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The Art of Wellness
The famed author John Steinbeck once said, “I’ve taken my hangovers as a consequence, not as a punishment.” The talented writer uttered these words some years back in describing his penchant for drinking. You can accept your consequences too during this spooky and eerily delicious time of the year.
The overindulgence of candy during the Halloween season could consequently leave you with extra calories around your waistline. That’s OK though; there’s no need for punishment. Eat all the goodies you want and just find ways to balance life in your favor through the art of exercise.
Go ahead and have that Nestle Crunch for your morning snack. The envious stares from around the board room table let you know you are about to have an mmm…mmm…moment. Milk Chocolate and crisped rice are a delectable way to spend any snack time. The trick-or-treaters will have one less bar of chocolate available for the taking and you will have the consequence of 220 calories added to your daily resume. Go bowling for an hour and those calories will disappear like a ghost.
The receptionist has a panoply of Twizzlers in that pumpkin container on her desk. You frequently visit her work area and subtly eat eight strands of confectionery bliss throughout your day. The consequence of this activity keeps Pam busily restocking and arranging her bouquet of red treats, and places 320 calories upon your shoulders. Grab your racket and play tennis for 45 minutes. Those calories don’t stand a chance in the grips of an overhead monster smash.
The bowl of candy corn was just within reach and so was the remote control. Wednesday is your favorite TV night and that honey and corn syrup combination is always so very sweet. Three shows of prime time viewing along with four handfuls of orange and yellow pleasure and you were ready for bed.
You consequently were entertained and loaded with 560 calories at the same time. Lace up your trail shoes and hike for two hours on your favorite path with some of your favorite pals. Unwanted calories will fly away with the witch and her broom.
Reese’s peanut butter cups can be fiendishly fun…and multiple sleeves can be ghoulishly great! Passing out candy to all the neighborhood goblins isn’t much fun if you can’t have a few treats for yourself.
Three hours of candy distribution detail and eight Reese’s cups later and you are headed for the couch. The sofa buckles from the weight of you and your additional 840 calories of chocolate consequence. Two 30 minute running sessions later and any weight gain will be banished like a zombie to the netherworld.
This orange and black time comes but once a year. Engage in a little devilish fun during this tenth calendar month and don’t punish yourself for your temporary transgressions. Consequences will always follow, but never fear. Keep the skull and crossbones from entering over your threshold by using exercise as your antidote. Here’s to a screaming good Halloween!
This frightful delight is brought to you by that ghastly guy with gobs of great treats. That guy of screaming good fun is Ron Blake and he can be found in his crypt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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