Most people gain 1-3 pounds of fat every year at Thanksgiving. And guess what? Most of those folks make it a permanent weight gain. Thanksgiving used to be a meal with friends and family, but now it's a overstuffing of the body with unhealthy sides, mains, and desserts.
This year, we challenge you to go against this American tradition of Thursday football and 3500-6500 calorie meals. What should you do instead? Have a Fitsgiving!
A Fitsgiving is an active way to celebrate Thanksgiving. You can still have your roasted turkey, potatoes, salad, and pumpkin pie, but we invite you to take an adventure this year and have it to-go. Make your dinner table around a campfire. Yep! You heard us -- turning your Thanksgiving into a backpacking trip. Since you get Thursday (and for some of you Friday) off, you could make a hell-of-a-trip out of four days. You could fly to a hike that you've been dying to do, or hike something near home that you've been meaning to complete.
Building muscle and burning fat is easy once you get the hang of it, but there are things that you can do to accelerate your progress or even shed a few pounds of body fat (you know the ones we're talking about!).
There are also tons of things that you can do to maintain your weight once you've reached a good place.
One of the hardest things for most people on a fitness journey from skinny to strong (or fat to fit) is staying on track. Some days are harder than others. Sometimes you just want to eat ice cream. And sometimes you want to eat ice cream while watching people work out at the gym.
But that doesn't mean you have to stay off track once you've goofed up. As soon as you slip, aim to recommit to your goals immediately. And if you think that you can't keep yourself on track using independent tools, then it may be time to invest in a fitness coach or mentor.
A mentor is a professional who can help you stay on track. A mentor supports you in your goals and keeps you accountable. For fitness and nutrition goals, you may want to invest in a personal trainer and a nutrition coach to keep you on track. These mentors may request your weekly schedules, help you develop meal plans, go shopping with you, cook your meals for you, and workout with you. They will do whatever you need them to do to help you.
And a GREAT mentor will know how to get you from baby steps to full-blown autonomy. How do you find one of these miraculous people? Lucky for you, Skinny to Strong has a team that is happy to help. We can provide a fitness and nutrition coach to help you meet your goals. Simply contact us and we can talk about what you need.
And if you can't afford to hire a coach, then read this website that gives you tons of FREE resources.
Fancy people like to call trampolines rebounders, but we are regular folks here at Skinny2Strong, so we will just say trampoline! As kids, we all loved jumping on trampolines and were super jealous of the neighbor who had one in the backyard.
It turns out that trampolines aren't just super fun; trampolines offer a wealth of health benefits. From weight loss to improved balance, working out on a trampoline can change your fitness life. After reading this post on trampolines, you just might throw out your tennis shoes and buy a trampoline for your living room.
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