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Turkey Hangover Anyone?

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Oh yes…It does exist!!

That dreaded period of time between Thanksgiving and New Years!  The “no diet” zone!  The “ah the heck with it all” lack of motivation!  It is for real!

Do you know the average person gains anywhere from 5-10 lbs during the months between Thanksgiving and New Years? If you are not accountable for what you eat, and getting in your proper workouts, it can sneak up on you that fast!

Now by all means enjoy your holidays!  Even indulge a little…but get back on the horse the next day!  Get in that walk or strength workout!  Start eating well again, and take in enough water!  You can manage your holidays AND stay in shape!

Holidays are about family, friends and being thankful.  So please remember that is important and enjoy it!  However, so is your health, and you should try to balance good habits with some bad too.

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Accountability is crucial, and living a healthy lifestyle is important.  Make a plan ahead of time.  Decide what “cheats” you want to have, and how you will work them off the next day and through the long weekend.  Stay consistent, keep your routine the same and vary the intensity throughout the holiday season.  Lastly, make long lasting memories of family and friends, and keep them as your inspiration and motivation to stay healthy so you may enjoy more of those wonderful times!

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Happy Holidays All!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

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Time for Turkey

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Let the countdown begin…

Just about a week away from Thanksgiving, or as I like to call it, the most amazing food fest/cheat day of the year!

A time to get together with family and friends, and celebrate all that we are truly thankful for.  So please explain to me how it always revolves around food?  I know it sounds funny, I mean I truly enjoy the turkey and all the fix-ins, however, I am left thinking how did this holiday really translate to food?

People who try so hard to eat well and exercise live a healthy lifestyle most days, but Thanksgiving..well that is the best cheat day of the year!  I mean who the heck “diets” during Thanksgiving?  Does that even make sense? As Chris Berman would say, “Come on Man!” It is not possible!  Dieting should be against the law on this holiday!

I think everyone should get a free pass, in fact I will declare it right now! YOU! Yes, you! The person reading this.. I give you permission to enjoy your family, friends, and eat whatever you want on Thanksgiving!  However, there is a catch.  You have to get back on track the day after! Thanksgiving is ONE day.  Not Thursday-Sunday.  Nope!  So let’s make a deal! You work hard to stay fit, eat well, exercise?  You owe yourself a “day off” to be thankful for all that you have.  If you don’t live a healthy lifestyle, well, perhaps it is time to use this as your wake up call.  Start! One day at a time!

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If everyone took time out to celebrate themselves, we may have more positive and happy people around.  The world could be a better place! Now how about we commit to living a healthier lifestyle.  Not just for ourselves, but for those around us. The “trickle down” effect can be huge!  Spreading to family and friends in a very good way!

The holidays are meant to be enjoyed.  They are meant to be a happy occasion.  If you are not happy with yourselves, how can you enjoy this time, or anyone around you?  Think about it!  Deep thoughts with Laurie.

May you find peace, and be thankful for all that you have today!  For living your best life is the best gift you can give yourself!  Happy Thanksgiving All!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Fall Back Into Fitness!

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Ah, the summer..So much fun! Taking those long summer days to head to the beach, that family cookout, or even that evening concert. All the while, munching and drinking ourselves into oblivion! The one thing we tend to lax on is fitness. Our workouts..our walks, our strength training, our group training sessions, spin classes, the cross fit routine, or even that home DVD that motivates you! (Thank you Tony Horton!) Yes, ALL OF THOSE THINGS fall by the wayside when summer hits.

Why is it we all go “gung ho” to get into that summer bathing suit, yet once in it, we forget to maintain those good habits? I’ll tell you why, human nature. We work hard, but then there is a time to play. And play we do! But welcome to the fall, and with that comes a reality slap. Whoa..The holidays are coming! I think my pants shrunk! I never noticed THAT before! Now what? Time to dust off that elliptical, lubricate that treadmill, and tour your local health clubs. Fall is the perfect time to fall back into a fitness routine. Time to get the diet and nutrition habits back in check before the holidays roll around. A way to jump start on theNew Year resolutions. Maybe you can knock off a few pounds before the holidays! Get yourself back to start by the time the New Year rolls around.

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As a certified personal trainer, I have seen and heard it all. So no surprises! It is never too late to start! If you feel you may fit into the category of “lost fitness soul”, don’t worry, you are not alone! We are here to help you! Give us a visit, or a call, even visit our website @FitnessEquipmentEstore.com and we will do our best to get you motivated and on your way!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Is Summer REALLY Over?

 

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Ah…what the hell happened?  I blinked and the Summer of 2017 is over?? Say it isn’t so!

Well I for one will not go quietly!  I want summer to NEVER end!

However, the body has enjoyed the Summer of 2017 very much!

So we are all in the same situation now, time to “reel” it in from all the bad habits, and fun parties and get togethers.  Diet? What diet? Training? What a regular routine?  Come on!

Time to get a schedule/routine again!  Perfect time is now!

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See kids go back to school, fall starts to hit here in New England (when I say fall, I mean the two weeks of cooler temps and crisp Autumn leaves) We all know here we have two seasons.  Winter and Summer.  Summer lasts 4 months, Winter 7 months.  We have two weeks of spring (if lucky), and two weeks fall (when we go from 90 degrees to 20 and snow)

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However, with “fall” we have FOOTBALL!  So here in Patriots country we shall still have those “get togethers” and continue the eating and drinking and being merry…because the Patriots are a fun team to watch with WINNERS.

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So get to the gym, walk that treadmill, and dust off those weights!

Have to train so we can enjoy all the Fall season Brings!

Head over to our website, and pick up some  great fitness accessories!  Maybe even update those treadmills, ellipticals, or bikes!  WE HAVE YOU COVERED!!

Here is to a Happy Fall All! ENJOY! 

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

A Workout and Vacation….Does it really work?

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Here is a question I hear all the time.

Should I try a workout routine while away on vacation?

Well here is my take, for what it is worth.

Are you going away for a week, month, or a summer? That is important!

To all my friends traveling for a week or less..HELL NO! You work hard, you deserve a break.  Go, enjoy what life has to offer! (Spoken from someone who knows!)

When we returned from a 5 day trip to Cape Cod, it was worth every extra calorie, and non rep!  Gave the mind and body a chance to take a break!

However, keep in mind when you return, it is time to detox, and get back on that horse again!

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If you do plan on going away for a longer period of time, then you must have a back up routine planned.  Bring some resistance bands, dumb bells, exerballs, kettle bells on your trip!  They can travel well.  Even check into a health club close by that may honor your existing memberships from clubs where you live.

Either way, you need to be smart about fitness and your health!  Take a moment to enjoy your down time! Focus on your mental health, as much as your physical health! Life is short so LIVE IT! And stay healthy!

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About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Keeping it Positive!

Let’s talk about being POSITIVE!  Especially in the world today..

Ever here the terms “Negative Nellies/Normans”, “Debbie/Donnie Downers”??

It is true!  So many people tend to focus on the “negatives” instead of the “POSITIVES“.

Why is that?  Maybe if we just take a minute to stop, and change our mindsets to something that makes us feel happy, and not let the little things get us down.  Do people realize that NO ONE really wants to hear you?  Maybe go take that workout you have been putting off, and use it to let off some steam?  Before you take your bad day home with you, take a moment to change your head, and make a positive change!

I myself find exercise a way to “release” the worries/troubles/frustrations, anything negative, and change focus and attitude. It can be as simple as taking a walk listening to your favorite artist.  You know, that song that makes you smile, makes you want to be in your happy place!  It is amazing how quickly you can turn your day around!

Nowadays, social media can be something!  Reading status updates all day long, makes us wonder how people deal with things.  It is funny.  Either you have someone who just feels the need to complain with every post, or someone who wants to keep you motivated and smiling.  I vote for the latter!  I love to see people happy, a funny joke, a light-hearted story.

I think positive thoughts bring about positive results!  So if you have been focusing too much on the negative, take this blog to make you “re-think” your attitude!

Go do something that makes you smile!  The joy you feel is infectious! It will bring happiness to all that surround you.  If everyone takes time out to do something to make someone smile, this world will be a better place!

In the words of the famous, and very talented Bob Marley, “Don’t worry, ’bout a thing, ’cause every little thing..gonna be alright”.

Peace!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!

Flavoring your water Naturally! Really!

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Well I’ve been doing it for years, but apparently….it’s the “new trend”.

Ok come on, REALLY?  No one has figured out the benefits of making your own flavored water naturally?  Without chemicals, or fake sugars?

Certain fruits, vegetables, and spices can help detoxify the body? Hydrate the natural way? For minimal investment and time?

I don’t have to buy a membership, or join a monthly supplement club?

Yes people..For literally dollars, (like $3) you can have a gallon of this delicious stuff, and reuse it a couple of times, with again, little time or effort!

It amazes me how so many people fall for the “gimmicks” to get lean quick, build bulk fast, yada yada yada, it is endless!

How about good old common sense?  It is free, just have to think a bit..

Eating healthy and exercising has been something we all have heard of.  Eating in moderation, Hydration is a must, sound familiar?  Am I typing anything foreign here?

So once again, come on people, listen up:

1.     Eat less, Move more.

2.     Drink plenty of water (with or without fruit, veggies or spices)

3.     Don’t believe the hype.  There is no magic pill, no fancy wrap or potion to make you lose anything but MONEY.

4.     Be accountable.

5.     Be consistent in your training/workouts.

6.     Smile more, because mean people suck.

7.    STAY POSITIVE! and LIKE OUR BLOG!! 😉

Have a great day!

About the Author: Laurie is a CPT at Fitness Equipment Estore which features New England’s largest showroom of commercial & home gym exercise equipment. The showroom and online store feature some of the industry’s best home gyms, commercial and home treadmills and more!