The Holiday Season is here, that means less time to work out and more unhealthy, fat filled goodies in our faces! We already know that the average American packs on 15-20 lbs. of unwanted, ugly body fat during the time between Halloween and New Years. So, what are we going to do about it? Introducing the Next Level Holiday Survival System, these tips and suggestions will help you fight that holiday weight gain that we all dread.
Step #1 of the Next Level Holiday Survival System is to get your workouts in! I don't care if you can only get in 1 workout a week, that single workout will help maintain lean muscle mass. Maintaining your lean muscle will keep your bodies burning fat, therefore when you do consume excess calories the damage will not be as extensive. The most effective workouts for fat loss and lean muscle gain are filled with total body exercises. Make sure you are on the look out for the free videos that I put up weekly, they are easy to follow, effective, FREE workouts that I use with my clients.
Step #2 Find a workout buddy! Remember you can perform super effective training programs in the privacy of your own home. Find a friend who will push you! If you have the extra time during the holidays, dedicate 20-30 minutes to intense exercise, 3-4 x a week. Social Support is very important when it comes to sticking with a training program, so find a workout buddy or buddies that you are scheduled to meet with at least 3 times a week. Hold each other accountable for making all meetings, keep a food log that you all must show each other once a week.
Step #3 Do NOT get caught up in the GYM. If you do not feel comfortable working out around a bunch of steroid abusing meat heads, then don't feel obligated to sign up for a gym membership. About 85% of gym memberships go unused for this reason! You do not need "machines" to get in shape. Learn how to move your body and not machines by exploring high intensity interval training. Click the link for this video to see the Thanksgiving workout Tabata Protocol, a workout that I use with my boot camp clients to incinerate body fat! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r8hBNBY_Cg
Make sure you do something to avoid that Holiday weight gain! Be on the look out for steps 4-6 coming your way very soon. Don't be on of the millions who pack on the holiday pounds, Follow the Next Level Holiday Survival System!
Yours In Fitness,