Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American friends, and Happy Thursday to everyone else!
This is a throwback Thursday workout to start your Thanksgiving off right! I will be posting a brand new workout this evening. Jesse and I go to two Thanksgivings (his family and my family), so we won’t have enough time to get in our workouts until tonight.
Typical calorie consumption on Thanksgiving day is around 4500 calories. Most of the caloric intake doesn’t happen during the sit down dinner, but from snacking, drinking, and going back for more throughout the day.
During the Holiday’s it is very important to stay on track with your workouts. As you get busier with family, friends, shopping, work and shorter days it can be tough, but if you stick with it your body will thank you. As someone who works in a rehabilitation facility I can tell you that my patients and their families love to drop by with cookies and candies during the holiday season as a way of saying “Thank You” for helping their loved ones re-gain their independence.
It can be difficult to stay on track when you are busy and constantly surrounded by easy access to sweets. I find that the more consistent I am with my workouts the less sugar cravings I have. A second piece of pie just doesn’t sound as good when I know that I already put in a hard workout to keep my body strong and healthy.
Try to get rid of the mindset of “earning” extra calories. You don’t have to earn food. Food is your bodies fuel. The higher quality the fuel, the better your body runs.
What do you do to stay on track during the holiday season? Tell me in the comments below or on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
Beginner: 10 reps
Intermediate: 15 reps
Advanced: 20 reps
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1. Jumping Jacks
2. Lunge Kick (right)
3. Lunge Kick (left)
4. Jump Up
5. Jump Squat with Heel Tap
6. Reverse Crunch
7. V-Up Toe Reach
8. Rocking Reach Through
9. Supergirl Pushups
10. Round Kick (right)
11. Round Kick (left)
12. Mountain Climber (100)