Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Holiday Fitness Plan and GIVEAWAY!!!

Holiday Eating is coming!!! YIKES. This time of year, all I can think of is, "Do I have enough time to bake the pumpkin cheesecakes, make the cranberry-citrus chutney, corn pudding, broccoli casserole, sweet potato casserole and then start again after Thanksgiving with the sugar cookies, gingerbread and the other Holiday desserts!!!?!!

OK, reality check. I still have 10-15 pounds to loose and I will DIE if I put any weight back!!! In addition, I plan on "trying" a bite of all the food that is served during the the holidays, starting with Thanksgiving. Can't have it all? We'll see.

This weekend, I met with a friend of mine, Tim Koffler, who happens to also be a fitness trainer. We use to work together when I was a the Program Director and he was, and still is, the Fitness Director at an athletic club in Seattle. He gave me a great workout that will get me through the holidays. Let's face it, we're all busy during this time of year, parties, dinners, shopping, Cookie Exchanges, Open Houses, Holiday Cheer, eating, eating, eating. This is the time that scheduling in the gym is crucial.

If you will be travelling or don't belong to a gym, no excuses!!! Tim has a great set of Travel Workout Cards, Exercise-To-Go, that you can take with you when you are away from your gym. This is my first GIVEAWAY and it's a good one!!!
Leave a comment bellow and let me know how you plan to balance your Holiday Eating and Fitness. On December 1st, I will randomly choose a winner.

I will be trying my best to get to the gym at least 5 times a week with the Resistance Workout included, at least 2 times per week. So, when I'm not doing cardio for at least 30 minutes, I will be doing the following 3 part workout.

My pictures are not the greatest, so please excuse me. Actually, I was doing a REAL workout, then when I took a break, I would snap a picture of Tim doing the exercise properly, so I cold remember. Tough workout for me, since I have been focusing on cardio the last few weeks and just a tiny bit of resistance training.
Great to have friends like this!

Part I: 3 sets each
1. Cable Step Chest Press/ 65#/ 30 sec.
2. Cable Squat Row/ 80#/ 30 sec.
3. BOSU Up & Over with shoulder Press/ 5#/ 30 sec.

Part II: 3 sets each
1. Cable Fly on Front Foot/ 35#
2. Cable 1 Arm Wide Row w/ Rotation (Palm Down)/ 80#
3. BOSU Deep Squat

Part III: 3 sets each
1. Dumbbell Lateral Lunge Lateral Raise/ 5#/ 15 each
2. Dumbbell Squat Biceps/ 10#/ 15 each
3. Triceps Push up

OK, so I ordered this after the workout with WATER. Brie probably isn't the best choice, but I didn't know what cheese was included on my fruit & cheese plate. Anyway, I have been making my own protein bars and usually have almonds in my gym bags.

Good luck staying on your Fitness Plan. I'd love to hear what you are doing to stay on track during the holidays.

1 comment:

  1. cardio every day, eating only WHAT i want to eat, and lifting every day except when the gym is closed.



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