Keep Fit During The Holidays

There is something I dread every year and it’s the spread of holiday food that will greet my eyes and tempt my taste buds. I’m sure all of you know exactly what I am talking about. And as soon as we give in to temptation what do we do? We watch our waistline expand and we feel remorse and regret.

This year I have been steadily working hard at losing weight and getting fit. I’ve lost quite a bit but not quite yet am I at my goal. So what is one thing that will help me stay fit for the holidays as well as what has helped me this year in losing the inches?

Health-resistance-bands

Resistance Bands. And of course teaming up and learning from my a friend in fitness to create the body of an icon.

My journey to weight loss begun slowly with increasing water. Decreasing sodium and sugars. Then stepping up my cardio while decreasing fat and calorie intake. I then decided it was time to step up my weight loss. I begun juicing lightly, eating cleaner, increasing workouts and adding in strength training with my resistance bands. Taking those steps, in three weeks I was able to lose close to two pants sizes. And no I am no exaggerating. I bought a cute pair of jeans on the 3rd, 25 days later I had to return them and get a new pair that was smaller.

Losing weight and staying fit does not have to be something that is hard, rough or impossible. It is possible. I still “cheat” and slack. Do not punish yourself for slipping up. As with life, just try harder next time!

The resistance bands comes with a poster (which I promptly hung up in my workout area) and a DVD also. The quick adjust on these bands allow for you to progress and tighten the resistance so that your body never becomes accustomed to the workouts. On top of that a quick online search will show you various different routines that you can do, to workout various parts of your body. So you don’t have to leave home and go to a gym. Trust me, I wasn’t about to do that! So it’s convenient, affordable and once again – good for you!

The resistance bands are sold only in stores and retail out at 29.99 (ESRV).  And I do believe you can buy them at Amazon.com also.

 

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