When we look at our fitness journey we have different seasons. I like to think about them as “lose it” seasons and “maintain it” seasons. Many of you just went through a “lose it” season with the Drop 2 Size’s Challenge and now with the holidays coming up we are entering a “Maintain it” season. The average person gains 7-10lbs between Thanksgiving and Christmas. This year let’s not be average. There are many reasons time between Thanksgiving and Christmas is so challenging such as busy schedules less time for planning, more time spent eating out, and more treats around in general. Here are 5 ideas on how to maintain our weight over the holidays and not be average.
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1. Always carry a water bottle.
We can often mistake hunger for thirst and if we make sure to stay hydrated we can help ourselves eat less as well as function better and have more energy.
2. Go on a walk with friends and family.
Instead of just sitting around watching football after thanksgiving before the game starts get your family members and go for a walk to burn off some of that stuffing.
3. Pack Snacks.
Being a new Mom I have been making sure to have bars and meal shakes with me at all times you never know when you are going to need some food and not have a healthy option. I love the AdvoCare Meal Shakes and Gingerbread Bars.
4. Schedule your Workouts.
When life gets busy and it is not on the Schedule it will not happen.For me tracking my workouts and putting them on my schedule is the only way they are getting done.
5. Only take a few Bites.
When faced with treats and cookies and desserts just take a few bites or ask for a smaller portion so you can taste it without all of the calories. For me if it is in my house I will eat it so I purposely do not buy dessert and save those calories when I am out at a party or family gathering.
We look forward to helping everyone Maintain over the holidays and don’t forget to get your measurements done for the Texas Hold’em next week Monday-Wednesday to be entered to win.
How to win Texas Hold’em Tickets
From November 23rd to January 4th participate in the Texas Hold'em and earn tickets to keep you on track and the more tickets you get the more opportunity you get to win. This event is complementary for all Shine members so start earning tickets and win!
- Show up 10 minutes early for your work out
- Check in to FB
- Show your trainer your post work out shake
- Work out 3 times per week
- Bring a week long food log to your trainer
- Bring a friend to class
- Maintain your weight and body fat
- Work out 4 times a week
- Get a friend to schedule a Strategy Session
- Lose weight or body fat
- Do Nutrition Accountability Session (See Shine’s newest program
- Customized Nutrition Accountability program)
- 3 extra strength sessions
- 2 Tickets to the Parlor Comedy Club
- $50 gift card to Running Elements
- Shine Swag
- AdvoCare products
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