Notes from the Lake

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Fitness Friday

Sing with me now…

Happy holidays, happy holidays…
While the merry bells keep ringing
Happy holidays to you

However, it might be difficult to sing along merrily when you’re already lost in the hustle and bustle.  Your list is long; time is short; obligations are multiplying; motivation is dwindling and you’re wondering: is it possible to have happy holidays?  The short answer is yes! 
Below are many ways to regain enthusiasm, reduce stress and restore…

Fittness Friday

You enjoyed fantastic food at last night’s holiday celebration and would really like to get back on track by fitting in time for fitness.  However, friends and family are visiting and you are not sure how to squeeze in a workout without seeming rude.

First option: do any of your friends or family have a fitness interest?  Perhaps your uncle would appreciate your company during his morning bike ride.  Maybe your niece would love for you to drive her to the mall for some…

Fitness Friday

Temptations will be plentiful this time of year: dinner parties, goodie trays, bountiful buffets—how do we enjoy ourselves yet keep our caloric intake at a reasonable and healthy level?

Consider the following hints.

Concerned about drinking too many calories?
Realize that some of the popular holiday beverages are loaded with calories and fat:
Starbucks 16 oz. Peppermint Mocha: 470 calories, 22 grams fat
Hot Buttered Rum: 418 calories, 17 grams fat
Eggnog 8 oz.: 350…