In the weeks between Halloween and New Year’s (aka the “holiday season”) the average American can gain up to two pounds or more. With a combination of Halloween candy, holiday dinners, a packed social calendar, and cold weather that makes us want to cuddle up rather than work out, it’s easy to see how the weight can creep on.
Honestly, it’s surprising that we don’t gain more weight! Two pounds may not seem like a big deal, but the important thing to remember is that it is two pounds we usually don’t lose.
So instead of succumbing to the holiday weight creep, hit the stores this Black Friday for these fitness deals that will make it easy and exciting to stay active and fit all year round:
What you wear at the gym can affect how you feel. Don’t drown yourself in oversized sweats and a baggy T. Buy some new workout clothes that flatter your body and make you excited to hit the weight room. Remember, the harder you work, the better you will feel about yourself. Check out Old Navy for stylish and affordable workout clothes.
One workout does not fit all – don’t worry if running or yoga isn’t your thing. There are a myriad of different exercise styles out there. Keep going until you find the one you like best. Take different classes at the gym until you find your groove.
Consider using at-home workout DVDs where you can get a great variety of workouts for a low price. Zumba, pilates, toning, plyometrics – the possibilities are endless. The more workouts you do, the less likely you are to burnout. DVDs are usually big doorbusters on Black Friday, so make sure to get shopping early!
Just because the temperature is dropping, that doesn’t mean all of your workouts need to be indoors until spring. Use the cooler weather as an opportunity to try something new like snowshoeing or skiing. The North Face has great deals on all-weather active wear that will keep you safe from the elements this winter.