Your Holiday Countdown Challenge is back! It's fun and flexible enough to fit into your lifestyle and designed to trim your figure with 3 simple steps.

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1. Stay Within Your Calories

Balanced over a week

You can follow our dietitian's Holiday Countdown Food Plan or add your own foods and drinks to your food diary.

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2. Do 90 Minutes Aerobic Activity Each Week

Choose the activities you enjoy and add them to your exercise diary - every workout counts, spread your workouts over the week to suit you.

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3. Do 3 8-Minute Toning Sessions Each Week

You can follow our 8-minute Holiday Countdown Toning Plan or add your own toning exercises to your exercise diary

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  • To meet the challenge you need to do each of the three steps above for a minimum of six weeks. Weeks do not have to be consecutive and you do not have to do all three steps in every week - though we recommend you do for maximum results.
  • The minimum time needed to meet the challenge is six weeks (if you do all three steps each week) but you can take up to 12 weeks.

1. Stay Within Your Calories Each Week

If you fancy adding a touch of variety to your eating plan, or are struggling to stay on track, you could try our Holiday Countdown Food Plan. Devised by top dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD, the food plan provides 1100 calories each day and has been carefully put together to ensure good quality nutrition, with a lower fat and increased protein nutritional profile, to make sure your body can make the most of the exercise plan. If your calorie allowance is more than 1100, the plan gives options for what to add or increase.

Holiday Countdown Diet Plan Sample Day

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Breakfast

Wholegrain Cereal with Milk, Kiwi Fruit and Strawberries

Lunch

Ham and Lettuce Sandwich, Crisps and an Apple

Dinner

Pork with Crispy Vegetables and Noodle Stirfry

 

2. Do 90 Minutes Aerobic Activity Each Week

Add 90 minutes aerobic activity to your exercise diary each week - simply choose the activities you enjoy. Although we recommend you try to complete this in bouts of at least 10 minutes, every workout counts! 

Here's some examples:

Walking

Walking

Cycling

Cycling

Swimming

Swimming

Jogging

Jogging

 

3. Complete 3 8-Minute Toning Sessions Each Week

If you're new to toning exercise, or simply looking for a little inspiration, try our Holiday Countdown Toning Plan. It gives you a full body toning workout in just 8 minutes. You'll be suprised how much you can improve in just 6 weeks!.

Holiday Countdown 8-Minute Toning Plan

Complete the toning plan 3 times each week - but not on consecutive days as your muscles need time to repair and strengthen. The full plan gives details for how to do the exercises correctly, how to stretch and warm up / cool down.

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Squat

Squat

Lunge

Lunge

Push Up

Push Up

Crunch

Crunch

Plank

Plank

Back Kick

Back Kick

Side Plank

Side Plank

Leg Raise

Leg Raise

Bicep Curl

Bicep Curl

Tricep Extension

Tricep Extension

Shoulder Press

Shoulder Press

It's a good idea to warm up / cool down and stretch when exercising (instructions are in the plan).

Prefer to Choose Your Own?

Simply complete your favourite toning exercises for a total of 8 minutes each session and 3 sessions each week.

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*Based on meeting challenge exercise goals and a weight loss of 2lbs a week. Individual results may vary.

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