5 days till Christmas! You know what’s about to happen. Family and friends come together and food is everywhere. And I mean everywhere! Christmas Eve dinner, Christmas morning breakfast, Christmas cookies and all the leftovers that come along with it. So a good way to counteract all the crazy amounts of food is to at least have a workout completed before hand. And by no means does a workout give you an excuse to binge throughout the holidays. It simply gives you a greater deficit of calories to work with versus no workout at all. As usual, all these workouts can be completed at home or outdoors with minimal equipment.
So here are 5 days of workouts. Feel free to print these workout cards, cut them out and place them somewhere where you will be reminded to fit that workout in. I know the holidays are busy but these are designed to be short yet effective.
Here we go:
*Update for Day 1:
- If you do not have stairs to work with simply use a chair and do step ups. Alternate your leading leg.
- For Side Planks, I counted 20 sec to myself on one side then 20 sec on the other side. Any remaining time I had I used for a normal plank
- I WISH I could do 45 seconds of pull ups but maybe I need to add that to the New Year’s Resolution list. 😉 You can modify by jumping up to the bar then slowly letting yourself down.
I like to include my family in my workouts around the holidays. It’s a time to be together and the last thing I want to do is leave everyone behind so I can exercise. Especially since my family travels quite a ways to my house. So we do a lot of workouts together. Everyone of course is a different intensity level but it’s easily modified and usually ends in a few laughs along the way.
How do you find time to workout during the holidays?