holiday season havoc fitness

  • CanYouKeepUp

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    Dec 09, 2012 3:49 PM GMT
    For most, the holiday season inflicts havoc on our fitness and nutrition goals, Our "to-do" list gets longer and longer every day, making time in the gym an unbearable achievement. Even worse, weighty meals and sugary snacks can be often tempting. Before we know it, our gut resembles Saint Nick's.

    We can combat this, we need to plan. A workout program that will effectively challenge our body without taking hours out of your day should work. We need a program we can stick to and one that will better protect us against the holidays and more ready and able to work toward your New Year's resolution!

    No matter our goal, there's a workout that will fit. If we will make a commitment to perform alternate sessions of strength and cardio five days per week, we can maintain our fitness level and keep your body as lean as possible.


  • prototype

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    Dec 09, 2012 5:29 PM GMT
    Nice post.

    Eh yeah the holiday season is pretty busy, so a pick me up is what I need! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 09, 2012 5:37 PM GMT
    Woodcutting season, pruning starts in the orchard, skiing on the weekend.

    No problem.

    Except... the experts claim that it's a myth that winter weather causes arthritis to flare up, but try telling that to my knee. icon_confused.gif
  • ahab

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    Dec 09, 2012 7:35 PM GMT
    The rich food is a real challenge, but the gym is not crowded, the bike trails are wide open. I just workout before work and all of Holliday activities realy keeps me active. The post New Years crowding at the gym is realy a pain!
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:01 AM GMT
    ahab saidThe rich food is a real challenge, but the gym is not crowded, the bike trails are wide open. I just workout before work and all of Holliday activities realy keeps me active. The post New Years crowding at the gym is realy a pain!


    but think of it this way...It only lasts a month or so then it gets back to the normal crowd.
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    Dec 10, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    I really hate how much temptations I face during the holiday season. I'm very strict with my diet and am quite successful during the rest of the year. But, invariably start cheating during this time when constantly bombarded with treats (at home & at work). The only way to avoid this is to be fiercely stringent, which bothers my family members and co-workers. But, this year, I decided that I won't stray, no matter what others think.

    However, my workout regimen is not really affected during the holidays. Snow or shine, I have to work out 1.5-2 hours everyday. I really feel abnormal if I don't have a proper workout. I think that's why the holiday treats don't affect me so much.
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    Dec 10, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    Everything in moderation. icon_wink.gif