Posts Tagged ‘holidays’

6 Sneaky Ways to Stay Slim During the Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019
stay slim during the holiday

Most of us will be looking forward to the holiday season. A chance to see family, friends, have a few drinks, some great food… and maybe even presents. However, at the end of the festive season along with taking home bags of gifts, we don’t want to be taking home any extra weight. After a year of hard work, seasonal weight gain will be at the bottom of your Christmas list. With a little planning, and minimal effort, here are some ways to stay slim during the holiday season despite the endless temptations. 


Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Jacked Santa

Today there will no tips, advice or workout routines. Just eat sensibly during the holidays and you won’t have to implement a damage control protocol on January 2nd.

If you want to hook up with your own fun monthly Santa, you can check out Jacked Pack. They’ll send you a box of supplement gifts every month. It’s like Xmas year-round. Peep the goods!

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Evasive Maneuvers to Battle the Avalanche of Holiday Sweets

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
Josie Maurer
Josie Maurer

Josie Maurer of writes today’s guest post. Josie is a woman who eats and then talks about it. She and her “Greedy Taste Testers” tell us all about the different kinds of foods they eat in an attempt to find a way of life that balances fitness and a taste for great cuisine.

Josie wants you to ditch the weight loss gimmicks, deprivation of so-called “forbidden foods”, and severe calorie deprivation, in favor of Moderation, Discipline, Portion Control, and Commitment to exercising and eating healthy.

Visit Yum Yucky or Connect with Josie on Twitter.

The Battle of the (Belly) Bulge

So you’ve been cruising along smooth with your food-eating under control. You’re losing weight and building muscle, and when you glance in the mirror you can’t help but to notice your sexy swagger. But then it happens. A sugary avalanche starts rolling your way and it’s camouflaged real pretty as holiday eating.

How do you escape that office party complete with cookies, cakes and dainty candies? What happens when your neighbor shoves a 5-pound gift can of chocolates into your claws? All this holiday fanfare can obviously threaten to undo your good fitness deeds, so check out these warning signs:

Your heart rate begins to escalate. Sweat droplets of temptation bead across the forehead as your top lip begins to quiver. Your breathing becomes labored and your taste buds salivate with sugary desire…

How are you going to weasel your way out of this one? Do you just cave and eat the damn food, or do you squirm under pressure and tell yourself “no way!” before you eat the damn food anyway?

Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 31st, 2009
Happy Halloween

Image from Yun Fitness Pumpkin Bootcamp

Halloween Pumpkin Fat Loss Circuit

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Here we have what is essentially bodyweight circuit training, but using a pumpkin for resistance. You might laugh, but pumpkins can weigh 10-20 pounds if they’re big enough. I don’t know that this is a ‘good’ idea, but at least it demonstrates how to think outside the box.

Repeat the 4-minute workout below, 4-5 times for a Halloween-themed 20 minute fat burning workout.

Now check out these other Halloween themed workouts by The Workout Muse.


Happy New Year 2009

Thursday, January 1st, 2009
Happy New Year 2009
Happy New Year 2009

Everyone’s going to get Swole this year no matter what it takes!

When choosing your New Year toast, be sure to have some red wine for the antioxidant benefits. Yay grapes!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays 2008

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays

…to all my friends, Project Swole subscribers, and random visitors!

Santa Triathalon
Santa Triathalon

December is Not a Time to Slack

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

Hello to all Project Swole subscribed readers and also to any new visitors that are stopping by. As you can see from the dates on my recent posts, I have not been posting very often since before Thanksgiving.

So why is this? I have been busy, busy, busy. Got alot going on trying to manage the job, the clients, the Project Swole, and trying to get a new social bookmarking site off the ground. Details about this coming later this week or early next week.

The reality is that December is not a time to slack. Therefore I am going to make a pledge to post nearly every day for the rest of the month, a practice I hope to continue into next year.