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Will You Do It in December?


We’re all so busy this time of year! Between running errands, buying (or making) holiday gifts, cooking, cleaning and getting ready for some much-needed time off, many of us burn the candle at both ends. Fitting in our usual fitness routines, or making a first (or twentieth) attempt to once and for all get fit is certainly a challenge, and something many of us put off until the New Year begins. But why put off until tomorrow what we can do today? My dad always told me to never procrastinate (perhaps that’s why I am such a planner–sometimes to a fault). In an effort to help myself and inspire and motivate you to get or stay moving this December, I’ve decided to create a December Fitness Challenge. On Twitter and on Facebook, I’ll use #doitindecember to chronicle my own daily workouts and let you know whether I meet or fall short of my weekly goals. I’ll also give you tips and suggest resources to help you stay motivated. You’re sure to find that making even a little time to be fit will help you have more energy and be in a better mood to check off all of the 101 things on your December to do list.

So what are you waiting for?

Here are my personal goals for the month of December:

Aerobic activity: At least 5 hours of any combo of walking, running, jumping rope or dancing each week. I will also try my best to dance or take a fitness class (like spinning or tap or zumba or yoga) once a week.

Anaerobic activity: At least 2 or 3 sets of 5 upper body exercises and 5 lower body exercises twice a week AND abdominal exercises for 10 minutes at least twice a week.

Here are some great resources to get you started:

President’s Challenge (it’s not just for kids!)

Let’s Move

Sear’s Fit Studio

Weekly Fitness Challenge

Squeeze It In

Collage Video

Sparkpeople

Superkidsnutrition

What are your December fitness and activity goals? Please share them below. You can also share one of your favorite motivating resources. Be sure to Tweet (or post on Facebook) your progress with me throughout the month. I look forward to ‘Doing It with You’ in December!


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About The Author

Elisa Zied is a nationally recognized and award-winning health and nutrition expert, author, speaker, and spokesperson. A trusted source of food, nutrition, and health information, Elisa has garnered millions of media impressions, lending her expertise and real-world perspective to dozens of TV shows, web sites, news organizations and magazines. She’s the author of four nutrition books. An avid walker, she loves motivating others to #moveitorloseit. A book lover, she recently earned a certificate in children’s literature from Stony Brook Southampton and is currently working on several young adult novels. You can find her previous Food, Fitness & Fiction posts here and connect with her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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