Halloween is almost here! You’ve probably been trying really hard to avoid all the candy. We know that once October comes around the big bags of candy are all over the place, temptation is everywhere!! You’ve been trying to be good but the day is fast approaching. You’ll probably be going to Halloween parties, passing out candy to trick or treaters, and/or taking your children trick or treating. Get ready for the infestation of candy in your life. But should you be uptight about it? Live a little and believe in yourself that you can get back on track after this Halloween; after all you have us to help you!
The Dos and Don’ts of Halloween
- DO have fun with your children!
- DON’T eat all their hard earned candy!
- DO enjoy a couple pieces of your favorite candy!
- DON’T eat a whole party bag of your favorite candy!
- DO let your children enjoy some candy!
- DON’T let your children eat all their candy in one sitting!
- DO dress up!
- DON’T be afraid to be creative!
- DO take your kids out in the neighborhood!
- DON’T just sit at home (get your steps in)!
- DO decorate this year and get in the spirit (it’s not too late)!
- DON’T forget to enjoy yourself this Halloween!
Life is too short to not enjoy the little things! Get out there and enjoy yourself this year. Go to that Halloween party or have fun with your children. Whatever it may be that you have in mind this year, do it!
How to Earn that Candy
Are you one of those people that feel like you have to earn that candy? So be it, we’ve got a plan for you! For every piece of candy you eat you have to do some form of exercise to make up for it!
- 1 piece for candy = 5
- 2 pieces of candy = 10 push-ups
- 3 pieces of candy = 15 chair dips
- 4 pieces of candy = 20 jump squats
- 5 pieces of candy = 25 leg raises
- 6 pieces of candy = 30 jumping jacks
If you eat five pieces of candy you aren’t just doing 25 leg raises. You will be doing, 25 leg raises, 20 jump squats, 15 chair dips, 10 push-ups, AND 5 burpees! If you are more of a runner, you can run a half a mile for every piece of candy you eat (5 pieces of candy = 2.5 miles). If you don’t want to do this and you plan on recommitting come November 1st, that is okay too! Just make sure that you are actually committed to refocusing on your fitness goals (plan a gym workout and don’t back down).
We hope after reading this that you are able to go out there and have fun this Halloween! Your fitness goals are important but it is also important to enjoy life. As always if you have any questions please feel free to contact us, we are always here to help. Now go out there and enjoy a piece of candy on us (we didn’t say the whole bag)!
Written by Jacquelyn M