November 2015

November Newsletter: Issue 9

Author: Trina Potts




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Date: Tuesday December 29th

Time: 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Place: Giddy Up Personal Training
Attendees: Current clients + up to 2 guests

“Healthy Eats & Treats!” 

This year we will celebrate the holidays together in a fun and healthy way! I am asking that all clients bring a healthy favorite food/drink with their recipe for the food/drink. We will have tables set up to sample everyone’s product. It can be a favorite dish, appetizer, drink(alcohol/non-alcohol), desert, etc. The kick is it has to be under 300 cals per serving!


 All recipes have to be < or equal to 300 cals per serving. Each dish will have recipes in front of it for everyone to grab. Everyone will be given a sheet to select their favorite top 3 recipes. 


•1st place- $50 Visa Gift Card
•2nd & 3rd place- $100 & $50 gift certificate  for a friend

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            Robin McIntire

This month’s hardest working award goes to Robin McIntire! Robin has been with Giddy Up going on 7 months. When she signed up her goal was to make fitness and nutrition a lifestyle and she has done just that. Her stats have been most impressive considering she did not start with a high BMI. She has been able to lose 12lbs, lose 14.5 inches and put on 3.5 lbs of muscle!

Being that Robin is a CPA she is a very busy lady, however she shows up twice a week ready to go for every session. Even though she has some hip issues(many of you can relate) she has been dealing with for years she will not allow me to go easy on her. She always wants to be challenged and even when her hip is not at its best ad never complains about her work out , she always stays positive which I believe helps her get through all of her workouts. As far as nutrition, she keeps on top of getting protein in her system through shakes and bars that I purchase for her. She stays on top of her nutrition guidelines accept for the occasional piece(and I stress piece) of pecan pie.

Thanks Robin for your hard work, motivation and positive attitude!


Let’s welcome the following ladies to our family for the month of October & November!
Sonia Thompson, Kate Baar, Juanita Thomas, Julie Stark, Johnny Howard,
Jamila King, Tonya Gibbs

The Skinny on Holiday Weight Gain

Tipping the scales this holiday season?

Reports of your holiday weight gain have been greatly exaggerated. Media stories often suggest that the average person gains 7 to 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And in surveys, people say they gain, on average, about five pounds this time of year.

But several studies now show that the average weight gain during the winter holidays is just one pound.

The news isn’t all good. Most people don’t ever lose the pound of weight they put on during the holidays, according to a report in The New England Journal of Medicine. Since the average weight gain during adulthood is about one to two pounds a year, that means much of midlife weight gain can be explained by holiday eating.

For people who are already overweight, the holiday weight news is worse. Although the average gain is only one pound, people who are already overweight tend to gain a lot more. One study found that overweight people gained five pounds or more during the holidays.

And we start packing on that extra pound of holiday weight early in life. Researchers at the University of Oklahoma studied holiday weight gain among college students during the Thanksgiving break. The students were weighed the day before Thanksgiving, then weighed again about two weeks later. The average weight gain for the 94 students was about one pound. Students who were of normal weight gained about a half a pound during the period. Students who were overweight, meaning their body mass index was 25 or more, gained about two pounds.

Holly Hull, the lead researcher on the Oklahoma study, says Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a “high risk” time for the overweight. “I think the number of people who only overeat at the Thanksgiving meal is slim to none,” said Dr. Hull. “The holiday season doesn’t represent one day of overeating. You have this period that extends through the new year where there’s more alcohol, more snacks, more finger foods and appetizers that are energy dense.”
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 Upcoming Events!!

Where: Giddy Up
When: Tues December 29th
Time: 7-8:30pm
Who: For all Giddy Up ladies and up to 2 family members
Cost: Bring a low calorie dish
Contest: Bring a dish under 300 cals and you could win 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize for the best tasting low calorie meal


Don’t forget about the $25 referral fee you receive when you refer a friend. Now’s the time to encourage your friends to change their lives with you! Its the time of the year were everyone is thinking about their overall health and are more ready to do something about it. They just need a little push!


Recipe of the Month

Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

293 kcals

47 min cook time

good protein source

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 Last Month we discussed… What is juicing? How is it different from cleansing and detoxing? I hope that this information was helpful and made a difference in your daily life.

This month we will be discussing….What type of protein is best for you?

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