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November 2012




Don’t Fall Off The Wagon

How To Stay Fit During The Holidays Get Your Cranberry Fix









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The Calorie Monster


During Holiday Parties

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Don’t Fall Off The Wagon: How to Stay Fit During The Holidays

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ith the holiday season just around the corner, it’s hard not to dread the excess food and drinks that go along with it. Packing on the winter pounds is easy when there is a bounty of food available during holiday dinners and gatherings. While a little weight-gain is expected this time of year, there are ways that you can prevent yourself from completely falling off the wagon and stay fit through these winter months.

Make it a Family Affair Let’s face it, exercising is a lot easier to do when you have someone with you and supporting you every step of the way. This holiday season, enlist in the help of your family. Take walks together, attend a fitness class, or any activity that you can do as a group. Not only will you get to spend quality time with your loved ones, but you’ll get a great workout as well.

Never Skip Meals Whether it’s to “save up” calories for a dinner or party later that night, or to try and maintain the weight you have now, skipping meals can be disastrous to your healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that people who skip meals, particularly breakfast, are more likely to gain weight in the future. To keep your metabolism high, try to eat several smaller meals throughout the day. This will keep hunger at bay, and you will be less likely to overeat later.

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Exercise Wherever You Can With your spare time going toward other tasks, it can be extremely difficult to maintain your regular workout schedule during the holidays. Take advantage of any calorie burning activity you can! Take the stairs, park your car farther away from the store, do pushups or You read the Lucille Roberts blog every day and share it with your friends, and we want to reward you for it. jumping jacks in between commercials. It may not seem like much, but any extra activity throughout the day will By signing up to be a Lucille Roberts Cheerleader you can torch calories and help maintain your weight.

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Start an Exercise Program Before the Holidays If you have an exercise routine already in place before Thanksgiving rolls around, then you’ll be more likely to stick with it throughout the entire holiday season. If you’re a beginner, start by doing a little bit of exercise each day and gradually increase the amount of time and intensity with each workout. Already have a routine? Just make a conscious effort to stick to your workout schedule as best you can.

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ou’ve tried Kickboxing, and maybe a little bit of boxing, but how about Chickboxing? While Zumba continues to be popular, it is making room for a new breed of group fitness classes. The rise in popularity of crossfit style workouts and bootcamp classes has women interested in tougher, more demanding exercises, that will help them achieve the body they want. Chickboxing integrates kickboxing techniques for a highenergy workout that targets your hips, thighs and butt. By mixing martial arts-style kicks, and western-style boxing punches, Chickboxing is a

great way to drastically improve not only how you look, but how you feel. This class is appropriate for all fitness levels, but is more challenging than your typical kickboxing class. The benefits of taking a Chickboxing class far exceed burning mega calories. It’s a total body workout that builds stamina, works and tones all major muscles, improves cardiovascular fitness,

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10 Tips To Avoid The Calorie Monster During Holiday Parties


Cranberry Raspberry Refreshing and not too sweet, this quintessentially “November” shake highlights the best of the season. 1

scoop vanilla Live Rite protein


⁄2 cup of fresh raspberries

1. Fill half your plate with veggies.


2. Bring your own healthy dish.

6 oz skim milk

3. Drink lots of water. 4. Eat until you’re satisfied, not stuffed. 5. Hold off on the alcohol in your drinks. 6. Allow yourself small indulgences. 7. Bring gum or mints to chew when you’re done eating.

8. Eat a healthy snack before the party. 9. Savor your food and chew slowly. 10. Focus on socializing, not food!

⁄3 cup chopped

fresh cranberries


ice cubes

Wash and chop the cranberries. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.

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Lucille Roberts Newsletter | November 2012  
Lucille Roberts Newsletter | November 2012  

The November 2012 newsletter from Lucille Roberts. The leading women's fitness gym since 1969.