Christmas workout countdown: 5 days till the fat man slides down the chimney

Christmas workout countdown: 5 days till the fat man slides down the chimney

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.

Santa-treadmill

Santa is sweating it before the big day

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:

 

day 1 christmas countdown

*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.

 

day 2 christmas countdown

 

day 3 christmas countdown

 

day 4 christmas countdown

 

day 5 christmas countdown

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?

By | 2016-11-08T15:19:04+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Fitness|0 Comments

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