Thursday, September 17, 2009

The Holiday Pep-Talk

Today my "core central" instructor talked to us about getting ready for the holidays. According to new research, during the holiday season the average American will gain 8 pounds between October 15 - January 15. Researchers also found that the average American will reduce their exercise routine by 50% because of holiday parties and shopping. She encourage us to put ourselves first during this time.

Her advice to us was the following:

1. Make a promise to workout and eat healthy during this time.

2. Weigh yourself at least once a week to stay on track.

3. Keep food portions small and drink plenty of water.

4. Consult a trainer if the routine is off track.

My instructor is very current on the new research because she just graduated in June with a dual Master in Nutrition and Kinesiology. It appears she really cares about our health and well being.

Picture: I took this picture in Central Park, New York during one of my $169.00 round trip flight from San Diego to New York. If the price is right I will fly almost anywhere. I was there for only 3 days and I had a blast! I was able to visist all the tourist spots and eat at a few awesome restaurant's. New York is on my favorite top 5 cities visited. My 1st and all time favorite was Washington, D.C. and Chicago is my 2nd favorite.


  1. Those are really interesting facts. Definitely a reminder to watch it in the coming months!

  2. Thanks for the reminders - I make these amazing cookies every year...peanut butter cookies with mini reeses peanut butter cups inside. In the past I ate a half dozen of them whence they came out of the oven. This year? Not sure I'll make them (maybe in the future, tho).

    Come to Colorado! It's beautiful here!

  3. That picture is fabulous!! Thanks for the information. I know that the Halloween candy has been calling my name. Grrrr....