Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Six Week Pre-Holiday Fitness Challenge

We all look forward to the upcoming holiday season but dread the battle of the bulge that ensues! Each year, I like to dedicate the six weeks leading up to Thanksgiving (starting on Oct 1) back to my health to try to get ahead of the game! My goal is always to cut 8-10lbs before the season so that the few pounds I might gain at Thanksgiving and Christmas are already taken care of and becuase my body gets in the habit of shedding pounds...they tend to come off faster too! The bonus to this plan is that come January 1st....my resolution doesn't have to be "lose the 10lbs I just gained" because I planned ahead!

This year I wanted to share that challenge with you and I brought one of my favorite health and fitness gurus on board to help us kick-start this challenge. My dear friend, fitness trainer and all around healthy-lifestyle motivator, Candelon Joy Jones, is the owner of Sooner Adventure Boot Camp in Oklahoma. She’s a mom, Fitness Specialist, Nutrition Guru and Green Living Enthusiast - with a degree in Health & Physical Education. Candelon has taught boot camp for women of all ages and fitness levels, trained athletes, and coached lifestyle transformations throughout Oklahoma for almost 10 years. She is on a mission to show parents/adults and kids how to incorporate more healthful meals and exercise into their everyday routines. Stop by her facebook page to thank her for putting this plan together for us! You can right-click and save both her workout routine and eating guide for easy access or print it off for a pocket guide! You could also just keep coming back to The Barnyard Bistro and it'll be here for you to use as a reference throughout the year.

You can find more info for Candelon here:

Website:  http://www.soonerbootcamp.com/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/candelonjoy
Instagram: www.instagram.com/candelonjoy

With all of that said, I'll let my dear friend take it from here....

Keep me posted on how it goes for you! Let's do this! 


  1. This is an awesome challenge! I'm in! Enjoy a restful weekend, Krystal :)

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