Here Comes the Holidays!

Greetings Fitness Friends,

Holiday mode is upon us---yikes!  I don’t want you feeling overwhelmed about how to balance the season with your health & fitness, so here’s a few simple tips.

Move the Halloween candy and processed foods out of site.  Stick them in a drawer or cabinet you rarely open, on top of the fridge, or out in your garage if you find yourself mindlessly nibbling!  

Get outdoors for just 5-minute increments whenever you can.  Walk to the neighbors rather than call, go outside and walk around your office or block 2-3 times a day, park at the far end of the parking lot to get a few more minutes in the fresh air.  Any opportunities you have, get outdoors for some fresh air even if it's just for a short amount of time.

Keep your focus on simple strength training.  This month I’ve implemented the “Thankful 30” with my Holiday BodyJoy Slim Down Challenge.  3 days a week pick at least 3 exercises and do 30 repetitions of each.  If you have time, repeat them 2-3 times through.  Do them either all at once or spread them out in your day.  Just make sure you get them in.  If you don’t have a BodyGym, just do bodyweight exercises like squats, push-ups, or lunges.  

Remember that every healthy choice you make will add up.  Keep movement and eating simple and this way you’ll be able to balance taking care of your health and managing the festivities as we kick off this fun but busy season.

Your Fitness & Food Coach,