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Having lost a large amount of weight, you might think that all is solved for me. After all, I don't have to count calories anymore, don't have to try to find exercise I like - just keep on keeping on with what I've done for the past five years and feel like I've solved the puzzle.
And then you toss in THE HOLIDAYS and the entire shebang goes to pot. Which begs the question...
How do you stay fit as the seasons change and all of the holiday temptations begin?
I've got several tricks up my sleeve.
First of all, I try to get in a good chunk of cardio every single day. I go for a walk or a short run. I play a Wii game designed to get me moving for at least 30 minutes, or I take boxing class. If I'm having trouble fitting it in, I break my exercise into smaller chunks - I've even gone to ten minute segments. Keeping myself moving every day is really important for not packing the pounds back on over the holidays.
Call a girlfriend and make an appointment to walk together every morning after the kids go to school. Walk to the grocery store if you just need a few items. Find a spin class and encourage your husband to go with you. Encourage your family to an obstacle course on a Saturday afternoon - the loser has to do dishes.
What about challenging a family member to a weight loss challenge from now until the end of the year? For every pound you gain, you add $5 to the pot - someone will have a great New Year's Eve on that money - it might as well be you!
What are some of the ways that you stay fit during the holiday season? Leave me a comment sharing your ideas and you could win a $150 gift card! In addition, check out the other 14 bloggers stories of handling holiday temptations. The official rules can be found here.
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