Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Sorry for not posting gang!  Blogger gave me a few problems uploading post the other day, so I decided to let it work itself out aaaaannnnddd it did.  So here is a post for you guys:

"How not to become a Holiday Casualty"

Michael and I were talking a week or two ago about the upcoming holiday season.  He asked me, "How much weight do you think the average person puts on during the holidays?"  I had no clue.

So Michael went on a mission and found and estimated average for weight GAIN during the holidays... you ready?  15lbs...  Whoa.  When he first told me this I was like, "That is way to high." but when you think about it, it isn't.

Folks tend to let themselves go over the holidays.  How do you avoid the 15lb weight gain?  Our friends at Precision Nutrition provided this list:

"Pick ONE of the following habits, and do it every day for 14 days."
  1. Exercise for 30 minutes
  2. Take fish oil and a multivitamin at breakfast
  3. Drink at least 8 cups of water
  4. Eat at least 4 one-cup servings of vegetables
  5. Sleep at least 8 hours (including naps and night-time sleep)
  6. During each meal, stop eating when 80% full
  7. Twice during the work day, get up and do 5 minutes of muscle stretching
  8. Eat 4 – 5 meals
  9. Eat lean protein with each meal Fat LOSS
  10. Replace grains with greens during each meal

 These 10 habits should give you a great start on the fat loss process. But remember the rules. Don’t try to pile them all on at once. Begin by choosing only one new habit that you’re confident you can do for 14 days. Then do it, adding new habits only after you’ve mastered the first one.
And here’s another key tip. As you adopt each new habit, you have our permission to leave everything else the same. Sure, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious one day and you want to try a few new things, that’s OK.
However, take my word. You can’t do it all at once, every day. But the good news is you don’t have to! So just let go of that expectation right now.
Instead, pick one proven behavior to start with. The same way you would learn math, or learn to talk, or learn anything, you’re going to learn to get in shape.

I could not agree more.  We all know there are foods that will completely derail you from accomplishing your fitness goals.  During this holiday season do your best to stay away from them!  All of the Christmas Parties you attend add up... so... be good at all of them but maybe one. This way you are making an effort to stay on track instead of willingly jumping off the deep end.

NEXT TOPIC:  Holiday Hours

As of right now will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and New Years Eve and New Years Day.  We will also host limited hour during the week of christmas and limited hours during the week of new years.  I will post a complete set of holiday hours at the gym and on facebook and the blog as soon as we nail down everything.


Well... we have officially out grown our space.  We have to park on the road, do push ups on top of one another, which is awkward, and jumping rope inside is like trying to walk through a landmine field!!!  We are aggressively looking around hattiesburg for a new home.  Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we try to find something that works.  We will not move without taking a quasi vote on the issue, so don't worry we won't end up in the middle of Eastabuchie MS without asking you guys!

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