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Spring into Action (and that Speedo) with a Good Ol' Fashioned Plan

Funny how much the weather and the calendar play with our psychology. Seems once the 1st of the year hits, or the first signs of Spring come along, so does the anxiety - the "bikini" blitz - the OMG! I've got to lose weight NOW syndrome. Here is a note I received in my inbox (tina@outdoorfitness.com) and since I know that Abby is not alone, I thought I'd share it.
 
Hi Tina…HELP! I put on 8 lbs. over the winter and I have a trip to Mexico coming up next month. I've been working out consistently for about 4 weeks and I try to eat sensibly, (about 2000 – 2400 kcal per day).  I also try to workout 4-6x per week, but, I have not lost an ounce. What else should I be doing?   Abby  Petaluma, CA

Step-by-Step to Dynamic Walking

Put spring in your stride with these simple tips (written by Tina Vindum for Gaiam.com)
 
No matter where you live, springtime is the right time to get back outside and ramp up your physical activity. Walking might be the best way to get in mental and physical shape, especially if you prefer to avoid crowded gyms and exhaustive training. Your body was made to move, and with the changing of the season, now is the perfect time to start walking more. Follow these suggestions to get the most out of each step:

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Stay Limber and Strong on the Slopes with Our Pre-ski Routine

Winter is in full swing and so is ski and snowboard season. For those of you who are hitting the slopes over the next few months, it’s time to take your body as seriously as your skiing. It’s also time to make sure your body is balanced and ready to go before bombing down the hill and weaving through the bumps.

Don't Ski Lopsided!
Many people feel they turn better to one side. This is because turning to the left requires you to transfer your weight to the inside of your right ski.

The Outdoor Winter Workout

Winter sports are a blast! They’re even more fun when you’re fit for the challenges of the terrain.
 
Here is an outdoor workout that I designed (for Athleta Chi) to get you in shape for your favorite winter activities. The workout incorporates simple strength exercises that are incredibly effective—and efficient—because they demand that your body works across many planes of motion: up, down, forward, laterally, diagonally, twisting and rotating. They are also great for mental focus and balance—the perfect complement for winter sports. Check out: The Winter Sports Workout

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