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Your Holiday Fitness Survival Strategy



Do you have a goal weight?


Or do you have a goal feeling?

There's no denying that the holidays have arrived. Lights have been strung, gifts are being wrapped and holiday treats are everywhere.


It's no secret that most people gain 5 to 10 pounds over the next month. With all the parties, special meals and edible gifts, weight gain is pretty much inevitable...right?


Not so fast. We've come up with a survival strategy to keep holiday pounds from making a permanent home on your hips. This strategy is very simple. I'm not expecting you to have the time to log all your calories or eat every meal at home. We are going to be realistic...


Golden Tip to Avoid Holiday Pounds: Spend the next 4 weeks eating like a caveman, with 2 daily exceptions.


Here's Why: Holiday pounds are caused by eating too many foods that are high in carbohydrates and simple sugars. You can avoid all that by sticking with an eating plan created by our pre-historic ancestors, while still keeping things fun by allowing for 2 small daily exceptions. This is what you would eat...


As many fresh and fiber-filled vegetables as you want.

Load up on salads.

Enjoy vegetable side dishes.

Just no starchy vegetables like potato or corn.


Lots of lean, protein-filled meats and eggs.

Stick with meat that has been roasted, barbequed, or baked.

Avoid fried meats and eggs.


Fruits, nuts and seeds in moderation

Fresh fruit for a delicious dessert.

A handful of nuts or seeds for a snack.

Don't eat sugar-added fruits, nuts or seeds.


Then enjoy 2 small exceptions.

...Bread or grain product: No larger than the size of your hand.

Starchy vegetables: Half of a cup.

Baked goods: Should fit into the palm of your hand.

Candies or confections: The smaller the better.

Holiday drinks: 8 ounces.


This plan works because it allows you to indulge in 2 exceptions each day. This encourages you to pick and choose the holiday cheat food that you really love, as opposed to feeling obligated to eat everything in sight. When you navigate the buffet line at your next holiday party, feel confident knowing that you have a game plan. Stick with salad, vegetables and meats first, then pick out your 2 small exceptions and savor those.


Remember, I'm here to help you meet your evolution goals. Call or email today to get started on a fitness program that will turn your holiday weight gain into a holiday slim down.


… and remember, it’s evolution season!

-Big Chief




IT’S NOT ABOUT REACHING A NUMBER.


A number on the scale is just an idea. How do you get that idea to become reality? The number that you’re hoping to magically be one day doesn’t matter one bit, and here’s why…


IT’S ABOUT LIVING IN THE MOMENTUM.


Can you remember how it felt the last time that you ate clean, exercised hard and got adequate sleep for a few consecutive days? A feeling of momentum came over you, didn’t it? There was a buzzing in your cells and a rhythm in your pace. You felt alive, you felt sexy, and you felt empowered. Never mind that you weren’t yet at your goal number, you were headed there!


Getting down to your goal weight, and fitting into your goal size, is the direct result of living in that state of momentum for an extended period of time. You see, the momentum can be felt immediately, once you start eating clean, exercising hard and taking care of your health, whereas that “goal number” simply can’t be felt until it is achieved, and so it’s not as powerful a motivator.


Our challenge and advice to you is to find the joy of living in the momentum, and keep that momentum going until your goal number is achieved. Focus only on the momentum, not on the number.


Fitness is a way of life. Being lean is a lifestyle. Neither of which can be had by going about it halfheartedly. You have to become the momentum. Chase that feeling…and you’ll find the body of your dreams.


Call or email us today and we will get your momentum started on the evolution program that will reshape your body once and for all!


… and remember, it’s evolution season!

-Big Chief


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