October? October!

Pumpkins
(pic from my hubby)

Yes, it’s October – and I just need to deal.  I have no choice but to deal.  It’s going to be a busy next few months.  Number one – the gym.  Clients need to get prepared for the holidays.  Think (always) about cleaning up your diet (always), keep a food journal, and move, move, move.  If you get a head start on the holidays, then the temptations won’t be as, well, you know, tempting, and you’ll be ahead of the game.

Number two – the holidays are coming.  I HATE SAYING THIS IN OCTOBER, but it’s true.  Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa.  It’s all on its merry little way and we must be prepared.  I am going to explore a lot of DIY gifts this year (since we can’t count on our government to keep our economy stable at this moment).   Can you believe this shutdown?  Oh my.

Number three – the new Les Mills releases are here and it’s going to be a choreography cramming session.  I need to get BodyPump, BodyStep, GRIT, and CXWorx in my head.  So much to do in October!

Number four – R.I.P.P.E.D. is in the house as well.  We are launching the new moves and music next week.   Chorey cramming never-ending!

Number five – October challenge.  I’ve been thinking about how to keep you motivated the next few months.  I would like for you to concentrate on getting at least 10,000 steps a day.  We’ve done this challenge before, but it’s important now, more than ever; especially since the holidays (ugh) are soon to be upon us.  Get a pedometer – you can find them cheap.  I love my fitbit, but it’ll cost you about $99.

Okay, that’s it.  Time to get moving.  Before I go, here are a few links I love and want to share:

Sweet Potato Mug Muffin?  From the Lean Green Bean.  I will make this!
Prancercise is back!  Yoga style.  Oh my.  This should make my yogi’s cringe.
Roasted Buddha Bowl from Oh She Glows.  The best tasting veggie bowl, hands down.  Loved it.

As I write this I am enjoying my dinner of two fried eggs, soy sausages, and pumpkin ale.
Dinner

I love breakfast for dinner (except for the ale, of course).  Try it.  It’s low carb, high protein, and it makes you feel a little like a rebel!

Stay Strong!
T.

Walking

The American Heart Association recommends we should walk at least 10,000 steps a day or about 5 miles per day to improve our health and fitness.  Studies have shown that inactivity increases your risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes.  It’s time to start tracking our fitness.  Get a pedometer, write down your activities, and write down your foods.  All of this will help you through your weight-loss journey.  Check the New York Times link below about a study relating walking and Type 2 diabetes.  If you need some help getting started in your walking program or staying motivated, message me.  I can help.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/29/why-its-so-important-to-keep-moving/

Burn Calories!


Yes, that’s what one pound of fat looks like.

The moral of this story?  Burn calories.  In other words,  move, move, move.  Take the stairs, walk the dogs, walk the kids, the cats, whatever.   Dance, love, laugh, get on the treadmill, ride the bike, dust off the elliptical, jump rope, sprint for 20 seconds while jogging or walking, do plyometrics, try an aerobics class, or lift heavier weights.  Make it a goal to do over 10,000 steps a day, and give yourself a chance.  You can do this.