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If you are anything like I used to be the holidays were always my excuse to eat whatever I want, not workout and gain weight. I used to tell myself that this was ok because losing weight was always one of my New Year’s Resolutions plus it was the holidays and calories don’t count during the holidays. I also told myself that calories didn’t count on my birthday, when I was on vacation, on my days off from work, on weekends, etc. You can see where this is going right?
Needless to say I always had an excuse as to why I gained weight and I never did anything about it. Well my friends, the buck stops here. It is December, Christmas is two weeks away and I refuse to gain any weight between now and the end of the year. Why gain more I just have get off later? NOT WORTH IT.
This year, unlike any other year ever, I have a plan! I am going to stick to my Profile Plan (more on that tomorrow) and I am getting my butt in the gym so I can stay healthy during the holidays!
I have a Black Card membership to Planet Fitness and I am sad to say that I haven’t been utilizing it like I should. Yikes! In my defense, I would rather be outside working out…Sophie needs to be walked and I need cardio so our daily hour walk in the park was the most logical thing to do to kill two birds with one stone. However, the weather has gotten too cold and nasty and so back to the gym I go!
I mean I don’t want to mess with this progress!! These photos were taken May 2017 (left) and December 2018 (right).
I always forget how much I like going to the gym until I actually get there. Weird, but true. The elliptical is my fave thing for cardio, it’s easy on the knees, and I love all of the different machines! I usually rotate out and do arms one day and legs the next and I always do abs and stretch!
You can check out this post to see the top five reasons I love working out at Planet Fitness but one reason I love them that I didn’t mention in that post is that they have so much equipment! I can’t tell you a time I have gone that a machine I wanted to use was in use so I had to wait. This works well with my non-patient self. HA!
My local club also just rearranged some things and I just realized they have rowing machines! I love the rowing machine, it gives a true full body workout and even though it’s intimidating as hell (at least for me) I try to get on and row for at least five minutes each time I’m at the gym. I know you’re thinking “at least five minutes…come on Ricci!” but that machine is HARD! And I found out the hard way that when you stop and take a break the timer stops too. HA!!!!
I don’t have a photo of the rowing machine because I’m always a sweaty mess when I finish there so these leg machine pics will have to suffice…
…I also took these pics on different days and that’s why my pants are different in the pics. I promise I didn’t have some kind of accident and needed to change. HA!
If you have been thinking about joining a gym during the holidays so you can get a kick start on your New Year’s Resolutions or just to fend off any unwanted holiday weight then you should seriously consider joining a Planet Fitness!
Planet Fitness has a deal going right now where you can join for $1 until Friday December 14th for the regular membership! That deal will also be good the week of December 26th – 31st! You can’t beat that joining price!!
How are you trying to stay healthy during the holidays??
Alli Smith says
You are rocking it with your weight loss! My husband loves working out at the gym. I’m a loner when it comes to working out so I work out at home. I do love the idea of not gaining weight during the holidays. I’m with you – it’s simply not worth it.
Keep it going girl. Can’t wait to hear about your profile plan. Hard work you got this
Amber Myers says
You are doing awesome. There is a Planet Fitness nearby. I might have to check them out. I do try to jog daily at least!
You go, girl! Keep rockin’ it. Now you’ve given me motivation to work out, too.
I have never been to a Planet Fitness. It looks like a great place to work out. Since we have a lot of kids, we go to the YMCA.
Kimberly Rambles says
Looks like you are putting the GYM membership to good use! Fantastic job! It is that time of year when being outside can make working out hard and the gym can be a blessing.
These are some great tips to stay healthy during the holidays. Planet Fitness sounds like a great place to enjoy for healthier lifestyles.
Planet Fitness just opened up near me and I have been thinking about joining. I need to get back in the habit of exercising.
Denay DeGuzman says
What a great inspiration for joining a gym, making goals and seeing progress! It’s never too late to start a fitness routine.
Terri Steffes says
First, you look AH MAZ ING!! Good for you!!! Second, I love the tips and need to incorporate those for myself.
Lisa Martin says
Great job! You are looking great. I have never been in a gym before but your progress is inspiring.
Vyjay Rao says
Holidays are indeed prone to turn out into indulgent periods and tend to lead you off your path in terms of diet and fitness. The best remedy for this is definitely to join a gym or any other forum where you have a fixed fitness regimen to adhere to. Planet Fitness seems to be the answer here with its facilities.
I always hear wonderful things about Plant Fitness. I have to look into getting a membership.
The holidays are always the best excuse to eat whatever you want! You did a lot of hard work these years and I can see it! You look great! You are a beautiful example for all of us!
Nicz Escat says
Wow, that was a huge difference, you did a great job with your workout! I hope i could get the same result when i work out.
Chubskulit Rose says
You have come a long way, congratulations on your great progress. It5’s always a good feeling to accomplish personal progress like this.
GiGi Eats says
My husband and I totally wish we lived closer to a planet fitness! So affordable yet has all the same equipment as any other gym that would be way more pricy!
Ruth I says
You are doing a great job, so fab! The result is amazing, I need to start and be serious with my fitness journey .
You look absolutely incredible! I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about planet fitness, i’d love to give them a try myself to lose all this extra baby weight!
Amy h says
I really wish that I had a Planet Fitness closer to me. Before we moved, I was going to one and Loved it!
Jenn Mitchell says
This looks like such an amazing place to workout. It’s true that we always make excuses but we can always overcome them.