NHS Holiday Shred 2013

by Bobbi from nhershoes on October 30, 2013 · 13 comments

in Adoption,NHS Fitness

Hello Friends!

I am so excited to announce the NHS HOLIDAY SHRED 2013 !

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I can’t believe this is the third year for this Holiday Shred! I’ve had so much fun with you all these past couple years that I can’t wait to help you all stay healthy and fit through the 2013 Holiday Season. This year’s NHS HOLIDAY SHRED will run November 18 – December 27, 2013… That’s six weeks!!!

In the spirit of the Holidays, I am giving you all the opportunity to be a part of something HUGE! As most of you know, we have adopted a sweet baby girl named Rylee Joy and I have a special place in my heart for adoption!

Our really close friends, the Avis Family and the Eaton Family, both have huge hearts for adoption as well as huge hearts for children with Down Syndrome. Recently, these friends have been contacted and have agreed to both adopt beautiful baby boys with Down Syndrome.


(Picture of the Avis Family with Macyn and Truly)

With that being said, these adoptions do involve lawyers, court fees, hospital fees, etc. So here’s the opportunity that I want to offer to my Holiday Shredders…

The NHS Holiday Shred will cost $40, but if you wish to join me in this cause, you can pay $45 for the NHS Holiday Shred and we will donate $5 to go to these families to help raise support for Baby Boy Avis and Baby Boy Eaton.

To learn more about their stories, check out their websites:
The Avis Family
The Eaton Family



To sign up for the Holiday Shred for $40 and/or to share this link with a friend, CLICK HERE. (http://goo.gl/17IpJa)

To sign up for the Holiday Shred for $45 and have $5 be donated to these special families and/or to share this link with a friend, CLICK HERE. (http://goo.gl/K52rzd)

In America, there’s a mindset that it’s totally acceptable and expected by well-meaning friends and relatives to gorge on decadent, rich foods during the holidays; aka the “Six Week Holiday Binge.” It’s been taught and modeled to most of us since childhood, and for many, it’s hard to break free from the culturally ingrained habit of eating for disease during that period of time.

I don’t know about you, but I’m fed up with being pulled into our culture’s holiday traditions of over eating, being a couch potato and feeling blah!

This year’s NHS Holiday Shred is to encourage you to improve your fitness and maintain your weight during the holidays instead of gaining those 3-10 ‘Holiday Pounds’. If you want to lose weight… that’s great, but improved fitness and maintaining your weight is a lot easier with our busy schedules and all the pressure around the holidays. Now, I’m not saying NOT to partake in some wonderful holiday spreads, just simply eat responsibly and don’t settle for stagnant.

Following this Holiday Shred will be the NHS New Year’s Shred 2014 where, since you didn’t gain those ‘Holiday Pounds’, you can take your training to the next level as you work closer on completing your personal health & fitness goals for 2014!

// Shopping Lists & Meal Plans:
You will receive SIX BRAND NEW weeks of Shopping Lists & Meal Plans which will teach you how to eat CLEAN without feeling restricted as well as make your life a whole lot easier through the holiday season.

These Meal Plans can be utilized by those with allergies and/or intolerances and is great for people who are: Celiac, Pescatarians, Dairy Free and basically anyone who consumes food. If you wish not to follow these specially designed meal plans, the food choices are completely up to you to choose while still following the Clean Food List and the required amounts as listed on the plan. This allows you to eat clean at each meal while making it specific to your lifestyle. With this information, you will be able to make clean eating a lifestyle and one that is sustainable, easy to follow and one that allows you to “live” a little through the holidays.

I am also going to host a local healthy holiday potluck and encourage others to host their own healthy holiday potluck where you live!

// Workouts:
Completely new weekly functional GPP (General Physical Preparedness) and HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) workouts are included!

Each workout will include cardio suggestions as well as HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) ideas.

There will also be a 5k and 10k beginner and intermediate Running Plan to help you train for a virtual Christmas Eve Morning race (BIB included)!

We will have a Facebook group and email access where we can go over the workouts, share tips & ideas with follower holiday shredders and most importantly, form the mindset needed to make it happen and KEEP GOING. There will also be video links to all the workouts moves.

// Cash Prizes!
We will be giving away lots of cash prizes through this Shred. There will be more details to come about how to win, but here’s what we will be giving away…
(one) $100 VISA Gift Card
(two) $50 VISA Gift Cards
(four) $25 VISA Gift Cards

// 24-Hour Contact with Your Personal Trainer – ME!
I will be available to answer any of your questions that you might have or offer tips if you are needed some help. You will be given access to the NHS Holiday Shred Facebook page where you can ask me or get support from fellow shredders and you can always e-mail me at nhershoes@gmail.com.

The NHS Holiday Shred Facebook page is a GREAT place for motivation & inspiration, a place to share tips that have worked for you and a place for that can help hold you accountable. Weekly Check-Ins through this Facebook Group is also encouraged.

-    A Facebook account is highly recommended so you can access the private NHS Holiday Shred Group but it is not mandatory as everything will be posted & email weekly.
-    Cardio equipment or the ability to walk, jog, jump rope, swim, bike, etc.
-    Set of free weights.
-    Occasionally access to an open space or track.
-    Determination.
-    Dedication.
-    A good attitude and mindset.
-    THE WILL TO CHANGE, CUT BACK or SIMPLY MAINTAIN!

You will receive a ‘receipt of payment’ email once you have enrolled.
Once we have received a notice from PayPal that payment has been received and cleared, a Welcome Packet that will be sent to you by November 11th with a link to join the Facebook group.

If your PayPal account has an e-mail address that you don’t access often and/or is not an email that is associated with your Facebook account, please write your email address you want us to use in the NOTES portion of your PayPal registration.

All of the needed information regarding the Shopping Lists, Meal Plans and Workout Plans will be shared via email and in the Facebook Group. These plans come weekly as PDF documents as well as links to private videos from me!

HAPPY SHREDDING! 
…and don’t forget to download a NHS HOLIDAY SHRED 2013 badge for your blog or social media outlet!

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great insight. Really enjoyed skimming through this blog.
Keep up the good work and to everyone keep on learning!

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Tess @ Cross Country Cajun November 10, 2013 at 7:36 am

Yay! I just signed up!

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Erin H November 6, 2013 at 9:50 am

This is really exciting! I know you said that the meal plans are good for differernt types of diets, but is is flexible for vegan/vegetarians? Thanks!

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Amber November 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I have been wanting to do one of your shreds for awhile and this one is perfect! Just signed up – mostly looking forward to the meal plan and also some strength training workouts I can do at home to compliment the running and yoga I do!

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Jocelyn Thompson November 3, 2013 at 9:05 am

My niece in Annapolis sent me the information on Holiday Shred 2013. I think it’s wonderful!! And kudos to families with the heart and the patience to adopt special needs children.
I am totally into exercise and eating “right”. I would, however, like to donate to the cause. Could you tell me how to make a gift and could you let me know if donations are tax-deductible. Either way I will happily help with this worthy cause :) )

Jocelyn Thompson
412-508-0734. (If you would like to text!)

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Karla @ Finding My Fit November 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

I am so excited for this to start. When I signed up for the early-bird I did not do the additional cost for the Eaton family but I still would love to donate. Is there a way I can still put in some money towards that? Thanks for all you do, Bobbi!

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Sara @ LovingOnTheRun November 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

What a great great cause!! I think this is amazing and love hearing about families with such large hearts and love! What precious children!

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