January can be tough for a lot of people. Credit card bills are arriving highlighting the additional holiday spending making everyone feel a little more stressed. But many also are feeling out of shape and ready to tackle their New Year’s Resolutions and get back into good shape. It’s cold, wet and dark and all of this coupled together can lead to feelings of depression.
So what do you do went you want to achieve your New Year’s fitness resolutions, feel better and battle the bulge even though your wallet is skinny?
Let’s put first things first. The problem with stressful and cash starved times like these is that it’s very easy to give up on making time and the budget for fitness. But fitness should be the last area of your life to put on the back burner and trim from the budget as it’s the very thing that is going to give you the energy and stamina to deal with any struggles. If you don’t make time for fitness then plan on being forced to make the time for being sick and tired on top of everything else. Unwanted medical bills, prescription co-pays, and lost income due to illness, stress and injury are very costly alternatives to investing in YOU! Read more on Low Cost Fitness…
So far, we’ve covered a Bedroom, Kitchen and Living Room workout. Today, we’ll add a Dining Room workout to your repertoire that will counteract all the calories you’ll be consuming in that very room!
Anyone can commit to 10 minutes! And these short burst of movements will make you feel better, reduce your stress, increase your energy and assure you get a jump start on those New Year’s Resolutions!
And 10 minutes done right can be a fabulous mini workout and can definitely challenge your body!
10 Minute Holiday DINING ROOM WORKOUT:
This one you can do while you’re setting the table or during clean up!
Warm up first.
Perform each of the following 5 exercises for one minute and repeat 2 sets for a total of 10 minutes. Feel free to take breaks within each one minute set and you can also take a break in between the 2 sets if needed.
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So far, we’ve covered a Bedroom and a Kitchen workout. Today, we’ll add a Living Room workout to your repertoire. You realize I’m giving you absolutely no excuses for not getting your workouts in this holiday season!
Whether you’ve got friends or family in town or you have just too much to do and can’t get to the gym, there’s no reason to not do something. These 10 minute workouts will make you feel so much better, minimize your stress, give you better energy and will assure you’re not having to start from scratch in January.
And even though these workouts are only 10 minutes long, if you go hard, it will be a fabulous mini workout set and will definitely challenge your body!
10 Minute Holiday LIVING ROOM WORKOUT:
This one you can do while you’re watching your favorite Holiday movie or Football team. Read more on 10 Minute Holiday Workout – Week 3…
Last week, we covered the 10 minute Holiday workout you can do without even leaving your Bedroom. Today, I’ll share a workout you can do while cooking in the kitchen.
There’s no need to be stressed out when you can’t make it to the gym, because these 10 minute Holiday workouts will help you improve and maintain your fitness so you’re not starting from scratch in January!
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It can be a major challenge to get to the gym during the holidays between decorating, shopping, parties, and travelling. Well, no need to add to your stress because these 10 minute Holiday workouts will help you improve and maintain your fitness so you’re not starting from scratch in January!
Complete 20 reps of each of the following exercises and continue non-stop for 10 minutes. Try to get as many sets in as possible within the 10 minute time allotted. Remember to take a few minutes to warm up and cool down.
Some may question whether 10 minutes is enough to reap rewards, but if you go hard and strong, it will be a fabulous mini workout set and will definitely challenge your body! Over the next few weeks, I will provide you a number of these 10 minute Holiday workout sets so that you can mix it up and do a different set each time!
10 Minute Holiday BEDROOM WORKOUT
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The holidays can be a stressful time trying to keep up with the endless responsibilities from getting your holiday cards out, baking, cooking for friends and family, decorating the house inside and out, shopping for the perfect gifts for your loved ones, and friends and attending every social party and get-together! Whether or not you buy into the holiday season, this time of year can definitely make it tough to stick to your workout routine. But there’s lot of things you can do to maintain your motivation during the holidays.
- It can be hard to find the time to get in your full workout, but if you tell yourself you’re only going to do 20 minutes, it will be a lot easier to stick with it. So opt for a quick 15-30 minute express workout to keep your energy levels up and you won’t feel like you’ve got to start all over in the New Year.
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I was shopping at Target this weekend and my son was begging me to buy Halloween candy. One thing I’ve learned over the years, in this case, is that procrastination is the best approach to curbing the temptation to sneak a few pieces, wind up eating all the candy and being forced to re-purchase. Instead purchase your Halloween candy on Halloween day to avoid an excess consumption of calories days and weeks before the actual holiday. If you do feel the need to get organized and buy your Halloween candy early, put it in the garage on the highest shelf or in the attic that you would need to use a ladder to get at. Or store it at your neighbor’s house. Another idea is to purchase candy that you don’t personally like so you’ll be less likely to eat it!
Holiday weight gain seems to launch during Halloween with Thanksgiving and Christmas following shortly after so I thought I’d share a few other tips to manage Halloween and assure you maintain your fitness routine and healthy physique throughout the entire holiday season. Here’s some tips to stay lean and fit starting with Halloween:
Eat Before You Trick or Treat:
If you have dinner before you head out to trick or treat, you’ll be full and less likely to munch while you go.
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Most of us look forward to the holiday season and yet, many people also report higher levels of stress throughout the festivities…the endless responsibilities from getting your cards out, decorating the house inside and out, finding the perfect gifts for your loved ones and attending every social party and get-together can add a lot of pressure to someone’s life! Whether or not you buy into the holiday season, we all probably experience some level of stress at this time of year. Here’s how to ensure the holidays don’t get you down:
Bet you guessed this would be at the top of my list.
Exercise is the best de-stressor at any time of year and this still holds true during the holidays. But don’t get yourself worked up if you can’t keep up with your regular fitness regime. Instead set some minimums.
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Do you have an avid exerciser or sports fan on your holiday shopping list? Well, you don’t have a ton of time to find a gift that they’ll completely love so here are the Top 10 ideas that any fitness fanatic would appreciate.
Last Minute Gifts for Fitness Fanatics
The best thing in the world after a tough workout is a massage so this gift will be greatly appreciated. You can pick up a gift certificate at most local spas and most offer special holiday packages. If you’re feeling a bit generous, consider purchasing a day-at-the-spa package that often includes massage, body wrap, facial, manicure, pedicure and steam bath.
2. Race Entry
Register you and your loved one for an upcoming run or triathlon. It will jump-start your New Year Resolutions and it’s something you can train for together!
3. Fitness Program Registration
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This is the time of year for holiday parties, community events and family get-togethers! It’s all so much fun but it’s going to take more than will-power to make sure your holiday season is healthy and doesn’t completely sabotage your fitness goals. You CAN party and still stay fit!
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