10 Days ’til Christmas Workout

Ack!!!   Christmas is only ten days away.  TEN.DAYS!!

A few years ago I posted on how to avoid holiday weight gain (you can read the article here (since WordPress changed their format – again! – I can’t figure out how to upload it property):  https://nsfitbitch.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/avoiding-holiday-weight-gain/

So when I saw this at home workout this morning I thought it was very fitting.  You can do it anywhere.  It’s pretty basic and it’s exercises you’re likely already familiar with.

Christmas workout

You can do this for the next 10 days – while you’re preparing to gorge yourself on your Christmas feast – and continue it afterward when you don’t necessarily have the time to hit the gym.

Since you don’t need a lot of room you can do these exercises in your living room when you’re watching your favorite Christmas movie or when you need to take a break from wrapping presents.

Believe me, I know that our lives are already pretty hectic.  And when the holidays roll around we focus on everything and everyone else and put ourselves on the back burner – when we really don’t need to.

This fun little workout takes only a few minutes so you can do it once (at least) or several times – or several times throughout the day.

There’s no reason we can’t fit five minutes into our day for our physical and mental health.

Have fun.

~Fit Bitch

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REDBOOK’S Strong Sexy 21-Day Challenge

I just came across this 21-day challenge by Redbook.  This is a great little challenge for new exercisers (and for those wanting to add to their current workouts).

This beginner workout is great because it incorporates both cardio and strength, and works different muscle groups. Basically, how it works is you do one exercise on Day 1.  On Day 2 you do the exercises from Day 1 and Day 2.  On Day 3 you do the exercises from Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3….so that when you finally get to Day 21 you’re doing 21 different exercises.

Via Redbook

Via Redbook

Definitely check out the website here and watch the video.  Familiarize yourself with the exercises so that you can keep your form in check.

What’s also really great about this workout is that you can virtually do it anywhere – that includes while you’re watching TV (take advantage of those commercial breaks, folks!).

Everyone has to start somewhere and this little workout is very basic.  I’m not going to say it’s easy because there may be some difficulty, especially for beginner exercisers.

If you have any difficulty with a particular exercise and feel like it’s too much for you right off or that it may cause you injury (ie. burpees) you can either omit that exercise and sub in something else – like crunches for instance, or extra jumping jacks – or if you think you’d like to try burpees but don’t feel like your body is strong enough yet you can rearrange some of the exercises – make Day 6 your day for hip bridges and make Day 20 your day to try the burpee.

Whatever you choose to do will be right for you.

Good luck and have fun!

~Fit Bitch