09:58

9:58am today

The time we give up on eating healthily for the holidays

That’s according to a survey floating around today

There’s no doubt the silly season is beginning

We’ve got our 1st birthday party tomorrow and then our Christmas party next week

But does that mean we should give up on being healthy?

Depends what healthy means to you

If it means eating nothin’ but salads then yeah that’ll prob go out the window

If it means saying no to mince pies and mulled wine then yeah that to

If it means not tucking into a box of roses you’re more than likely screwed

See, I’ve a big problem with the definition of healthy

And this line from the survey says it all

“Half of those questioned said a mince pie would be enough to break their healthy-eating willpower”

But how is eating a mince pie unhealthy??

It seems we gotta be a gluten free, sugar free raw vegan hippie to be healthy

The higher than thou ‘health’ promoters would have you believe you can’t be healthy

Unless you follow some sort of messed up, restrictive eating 

But that shit ain’t healthy

Sure even what I’m about to embark on isn’t healthy

Tomorrow starts my 7 day photoshoot prep

I’m gonna look great by Friday, I hope

But what I’ll be doing between now and then is far from healthy

I’ll keep you posted on it so you can make up your own mind

John ‘hope the camera loves me’ O’C

P.S. Oh yeah, also got some hate mail on FB. Gotta fill you in on that too

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About the author

John O’Connell is the Owner of SF Fitness Personal Fitness Centre in Rathfarnham. He’s a 2 time international best selling author, has appeared on numerous TV programmes on RTE and TV3 and was named World Fitness Elite Trainer of the Year 2013.
John was also a member of the rehabilitation staff for the Heineken Cup winning Leinster squad of 2009. And he worked with the New Zealand All Blacks in 2004.

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