Holiday exercise, why you’re stuck, and a 2-minute workout

I know I KNOW. For those of you who celebrate Xmas, today is a terrible day to be sending you an email newsletter! But what can I do? I am a slave to my schedule. So here you go – consider this your pan-religious, pansexual, personal pan pizza winter holiday edition of my Candlenights movement digest. 

Quick reminder: enrollment is now open for the next cohort of our fun and mind-changing Weighless program, which will kick off on January 6.  If you’re not familiar with our work in the Weighless program, you can check out this replay of a recent workshop (The 5 Things You Need to Succeed) and learn more about us and the program.

If any of the following topics happen to tickle your fancy, click the underlined text to read or listen.


Second Wind Fitness – You Can Keep Moving During the Holidays – Really!
Travel time, fancy meals & drinks, and time constraints don’t have to hamper your movement goals. Being active during the holiday season is simpler than you think, and BONUS: it can even help you de-stress!

Change Academy – The Surprisingly Simple Reason You Stay Stuck
Have you ever wondered why you seem to be stuck at a particular weight, or a particular level of fitness, or a particular amount of money in the bank? In this episode, we will dig into what actually shapes our current reality (hint: it’s not your goals) and what we need to focus on in order to start making progress toward our future self.

The Fit Farming Food Mom –Cognitive Behaviors and Goal Setting
I really enjoyed being a guest on this show. The host, Connie Nightingale, is a ball of energy and strength. We dug deep into topics like motivation, how to find your why, why calorie counting should never have been introduced to exercise – and more.


Brock Armstrong Coaching – Brock’s Home Gym Essentials
In case you are still looking for Xmas prezzies OR getting ready to hit up the Boxing Week sales, here are some suggestions that will help keep you fit!


Two-Minute Movement Snack

Here is a two-minute routine you can do anytime you need a boost or a break. As you can probably tell, my heart and respiration rate are way up by the end of this simple snack. 

Movements in this video are:

  • Arm circles with marching
  • Cactus Arms with marching
  • Side core rotations
  • Overhead side reach
  • The Saturday Night Fever
  • Kneel to Stand

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