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  Dec 23, 2014   Kamryn Walden   Get Started

GET YOUR $#*! TOGETHER


Every year we do it. We vow to lose the love handles. We declare an end to those saddlebag thighs. It seems we do well for a week, maybe a month, before we lose ourselves to Valentines Day chocolates. 

This year, and we mean THIS YEAR, get a head start on those resolutions! Here are some tips to inspire you to put down that extra piece of pie and jumpstart your New Year to health!

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    MAKE A SMOOTHIE
    Start your days this season with a fresh squeezed veggie juice or smoothie and don’t forget to add some protein! You’re most likely going to have a nice big plate at dinner and nibbles throughout the day, so get the most out of something simple until you chow down!

    PORTION CONTROL
    Portion control those Christmas plates! Julia Childs once said, “...small helpings, no seconds. A little bit of everything.” You can have butter and salt and sugar, you can try everything the season has to offer, just try to keep it in moderation. Also remember those hot toddies and winter cocktails, have more sugar than anyone needs in a day, so try not to get too drunk on Grandma’s Egg Nog!

    GO FOR A WALK
    Get out, if you can, for a nice, brisk walk or jog! Nothing too fast or crazy, just a little something to get the blood flowing and calories burning. Even a 20 minute walk can help boost your metabolism enough to burn calories throughout the night.

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    BUILD A SNOWMAN

    If it’s too snowy for cardio, then put on your mittens and hat! Building a snowman burns 285 calories an hour and having a snowball fight burns 319 calories in an hour! Have fun and burn off that ham and pie!

    DO SOME YOGA

    A light yoga workout can help move along that food you ate, not to mention help one destress from all the bickering so many of us suffer through when family gets together! Here’s a free, light yoga session for beginners. Remember to breathe and don’t forget that the out breath is the most important because you’re releasing all the negativity. It also helps clear your mind when a pose may be a little difficult.