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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

100 Days of Fitness - A New Year!

Posted January 4, 2011 7:29 a.m. EST

How did you do with health, fitness and diet over the holidays? I usually gain about five lbs. but I did a lot better this time.

I laughed when a guy behind me at the gym yesterday said: "Television makes you look a lot bigger, doesn't it? I guess you have to work out twice as hard as the rest of us."

Yesterday I did work hard on day 57 of our 100 Days of Fitness campaign. Try this work-out prescribed by Coach Tara Wind and I guarantee you'll sleep like a baby:

Run on the treadmill at a brisk pace for three minutes. Punch the pause button on the treadmill triggering a one minute countdown. Do 50 seconds of squats.

Jump back on the treadmill and run for another three minutes. Punch the pause button again and do about 50 seconds of push-ups.

Jump back on the treadmill and run for three more minutes. Again, hit the treadmill's pause button and do about 50 seconds of lunges.

Repeat this series three times. Then, work out for 20 minutes on a stair or step machine. Be sure to bring a water bottle because this is a sweaty workout.

The good news is I am back to my pre-holiday weight. I still have about five more lbs. to lose but with 42 days left in the campaign I am confident I can achieve that goal.