Reason for the Season! – Health and Fitness through Dancing

Friday, December 23, 2011


Here we are in the middle of Hanukkah and almost to Christmas. The amazing year of 2012 is just ahead featuring Arthur Murray’s 100th Worldwide Anniversary. What a wonderful time we have ahead of us!

As I look back on 2011, I relive the year with a heart of gratitude and amazement. My health returned and I lost 40 pounds. It was a great year of dancing and sharing Health and Fitness through this blog and on Facebook.

Since we are at the end of the year, the true reason for the season is sharing the amazing transformations we experienced throughout the past 12 months. My Reason for the Season is to share my faith, successes, and experiences with others to help and encourage them.

Have there been trials and rough times? Yes. I even gained back almost 10 pounds in September after my Hawaii vacation.  Got all that weight off, but it was rough (and I did not blog about that challenge!). I just kept thinking, “I have so many good blessings in my life.  I have good common sense to appreciate these blessings so let’s move on and make a difference!”

What is your Reason for the Season? Are you happy and feeling good about the past year? Are you full of doubt, regret and uncertainty? Do you feel that you made a difference in 2011? Try this…write down all the great things that came your way in 2011; the wonderful friendships, great moments experienced, the making and achieving of goals.

We step into the precious days ahead with awe and reverence. We celebrate the Winter Equinox and the start of the winter season. The many celebrations of Hanukkah, Christmas, and Kwanzaa bring us together with family and those we care about.

Observe the season with a moment of quiet reflection and mediation. In these special moments, say thank you in your heart for the gift of life that we all share. Thank you  to all who have journeyed with me this past year reading these short essays on Health and Fitness.  From me to all of you, I say “Bless you and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!”

Next installment: Let’ Begin Fresh in 2012!


Very Sincerely,

David Woodbury

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