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Fitness & Motherhood

Ghosts, witches, mummies and vampires are lurking right around the corner. Halloween has arrived! The first thought of Halloween is dressing the kiddos up in adorable Halloween costumes but the aftermath of those cute costumes is buckets of leftover Halloween candy sitting in the kitchen. We all know it is so hard to walk past the bags of candy without grabbing one or two, which can quickly turn into ten!

You have been busy keeping up with your exercise routine so don't let a few snack sized Snickers bars derail your progress. Below is a detailed list of your Halloween favorites from Men's Fitness and how much time you'll have to spend to get yourself back in shape after you indulge. After reading this surprising list I know I will think twice before grabbing the leftover candy!

Candy                                                     Calories        Running           Cycling            Lifting

5 Reeses Miniature Peanut Butter Cups      220              17 minutes       39 minutes      26 minutes

2 Fun Sized Butterfingers                         170               13 minutes       12 minutes      20 minutes

2 Fun Sized Snickers                                160               12 minutes      11 minutes      19 minutes

19 Pieces of Candy Corn                           140               10 minutes       9 minutes       15 minutes

5 Tootsie Rolls                                         117                9 minutes        8 minutes       14 minutes

1 Pack of Fun-Sized Peanut M&M's              90                 8 minutes       6 minutes       11 minutes

No one expects anyone to not be tempted by the delicious bucket of treats, I know my husband and I will be raiding my son's candy for all of the peanut butter candy due to his peanut allergy. If you do help yourself to the candy here is a fun game you can play with your spouse to keep you accountable for the tasty treats.

For every piece of chocolate you eat do 20 push-ups. For every piece of fruity candy you eat do 20 squats. For the miscellaneous candy do 20 jumping jacks. We know that this won't burn off all the candy but it's a great start! Happy Halloween!

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About Alison

Alison Neal is the owner of Stroller Strides of Fredericksburg. Stroller Strides is a total body workout that is done alongside your baby. Each instructor modifies the workouts for all fitness levels. As a mother, Alison knows it is hard to fit workouts into a busy schedule, but follow her blog right here for great fitness and healthy living tips! You can also learn more about Stroller Strides by visiting her website.


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Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.


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