Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The holidays are a busy time for me....

Just because we are busy, we can't neglect our bodies during the holiday season. Here are 5 strategies that I plan on using to kip fit during the holiday season.

1) Incorporate 15-30 minutes workouts into your routine:
If you need some ideas for short workouts here are a few: Escalating Density Training (EDT), ETK Program Minimum, KB Snatch: 8 x 10L/10R on the minute. There are a lot more. Contact me if you need other ideas based on equipment that you have. Short workouts prime the metabolism and lower your appetite.

2) Make sure that you are hydrated:
Many people overeat because they are thirsty. Stay hydrated.

3) Plan your cheat meals:
I recommend two cheat meals/week. Plan your cheat meals when you will get the most enjoyment out of them. Keep in mind, if you schedule your cheat meal for Saturday night, and you eat like a slob on Thursday and Friday, your Saturday cheat meal is not longer a cheat meal - it is you eating like crap.

4) Party strategy - keep your hands full:
Keep something in your hands: water, a pen. This keeps you from grabbing anything when that platters start coming around.

5) Weigh yourself daily:
This is about the only time I would recommend weighing yourself anywhere near that frequently. You just don't want to have any surprises.

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