The One Thing That Works During Holiday Season to Keep You Lean And Mean!

Nov 23, 2013

EXERCISE!!  

Ok, it's not really a trick, but it's the only thing that will work.  Because, let's face it, food is everywhere during these end of year holidays, and you're going to eat it.  You're probably going to eat so much of it that you're going to make yourself feel guilty.  

Don't feel guilty!  Tackle this problem before it starts - form a strategy and make a promise to yourself that you are going to exercise during the holidays.  Here are THREE ideas to help you get started:

1.  PUT YOURSELF FIRST

The holidays are a time of giving, and this piece of advice seems to go against the idea of giving.  BUT, if you put yourself and your health first by committing to an exercise strategy over the holidays, do you know what will happen?  

Your mood will be better.  Binging on sweets and junk can really take a toll on your self esteem.  But exercise can have the opposite effect!  Stop that feeling of guilt before it even happens; especially on days where you know you will be eating (Thanksgiving), commit to doing some sort of exercise.  Because, trust me, telling yourself that you aren't going to overeat on a day like Thanksgiving?  It's just not likely.  Besides, don't you want to enjoy yourself and your family and all that good food?  I think so.  So exercise beforehand knowing that you are going to be eating later on.  And don't feel guilty!

2.  ENLIST THE HELP OF A FRIEND

This is invaluable.  Get a friend to commit to exercising, too.  It will be that much harder to break the commitment, because you will have someone to answer to.  

Even better?  Connect with a friend who is just home for the holidays.  Chances are you never get to see him or her, so instead of catching up over coffee (which could morph into coffee and donuts ... cookies ... cake ...), catch up over a long, brisk walk.  

3.  USE THE MOYER METHOD

It's what I'm here for!  I have a countless number of routines that you can do inside with no equipment needed.  Here's a simple one you can do in your living room:

Warmup by marching in place for 2-3 minutes.

10 burpees

10 pushups

10 Ab Opposites on Each Side (http://youtu.be/KedspakCyu8)

20 Jumping Lunges (http://youtu.be/hLD6ddJ1Uzk)

20 seconds rest

Repeat 3-4 times.

 

Try this workout and then let me know what you think in the comments below!  Happy holidays everyone!

 


 

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