I hope everyone had a terrific Thanksgiving. Don’t worry if you went a little overboard this week. We have 61 ideas for weight loss. Also, in the newsletter: the deadline is Wednesday to RSVP for the GVWC Happy Hour and for dinner at the Happy Greek; the importance of post-workout recovery meals; the benefits of being visible in the dark; and the best way to Be Like Deb.
December 10 – GVWC Holiday Happy Hour with Second Sole + Dinner at the Happy Greek
RSVP by THIS Wednesday! On December 10, there are two “happy” events in one night: Happy Hour at Second Sole and dinner with the gang at the Happy Greek. Bring a guest to either event. But you must RSVP for one, the other or both by this Wednesday.
The GVWC’s 2nd Annual Holiday Happy Hour at Second Sole starts at 6:15pm on December 10. At the Happy Hour, you can get 30% off all shoes and clothing; enjoy wine/beer appetizers; and win gift cards in raffles at great places like Second Sole, Winan’s, Valter’s. You get a raffle ticket just for showing up and members can “earn” extra raffle tickets by a) bringing a friend who joins the Club, b) buying an item, or c) paying your 2017 GVWC annual dues ($15). If you’re coming to Happy Hour at Second Sole, RSVP to me by Wednesday night. Email me!
Immediately afterwards, join your fellow walkers for dinner (at members’ expense) at 7:30pm at the Happy Greek restaurant directly next store to Second Sole. We have our own party room (up to 50 people). There will be a limited menu that night prepared for the Club. If you’re coming to dinner at the Happy Greek, RSVP to me by Wednesday night. Email me!
Small Changes Lead to Big Gains
This article from Men’s Health Magazine is not short on ideas for losing weight. There are 61 suggestions for helping to lose weight and keep the weight off. Small changes can make a big difference over time. And, as we have said in the past, if you can make small changes—which lead to good healthy habits—you don’t even need to think about it after a while. It just becomes second nature. Pick a few to try out.
Importance of Post Workout Snack or Meal
Think high protein, complex carbohydrates, and electrolytes. These are the key components for an effective post-workout meal or snack. This article from MindBodyGreen emphasizes the importance of replenishing your body and muscle recovery after a workout. It provides 9 on-the-go snacks to add in a great recovery meal. Bon appetite!
Put On That Warm Glow
We talk about warm clothes during winter time. But, I also want to remind you to be as visible as you can, particularly since we have shorter daylight hours this time of year. Wear bright and reflective clothing. One cool new technology and equipment is this bright neon vest by Noxgear. I am not endorsing this particular brand (or getting kickbacks – haha!), but it looks like an interesting addition to keep you very visible in the dark.
Be Like Deb! Send Me Pictures!
In addition to being an Orange Theory fiend, Deb Hudson is getting out there doing all kinds of races. Below is a picture of Deb at the Hot Chocolate, flanked by Steph and Jim, and with Karin at the New Albany Thanks for Giving 4-Miler. Be like Deb! Send me pictures! Also send results and stories of your experiences, if you are so inclined. All it takes is a few sentences. Then I can embellish the rest!!
GVWC Route of the Week
This week’s route can be found here.
Motivation of the Week
I hope to catch you all Saturday morning. As always, whatever you do, finish strong!