I don’t know about you – but this holiday season seems to be going by so fast! Maybe I’m just in a rush more with holiday parties, kids’ school events, work, etc. but I feel like I don’t have much time for me. But – I know that it’s super important to fit in those holiday workouts to avoid the dreaded holiday weight gain! I think they say that the average person gains between 5-7lb – YIKES. So, my plan this month has been to fit in a small workout 5x week, even if I can’t make it to the gym.
When I do go to the gym – I love to use the bag and do a boxing workout mixed with jumprope and some strength training. Or, I’ll do a treadmill cardio warmup and then hit the weight machines (since I don’t have these at home) and combine upper and lower body. For instance, when I’m resting my quads from the leg extension machine – I’ll do overhead tricep extensions or shoulder presses with a kettlebell. I grab a kettlebell (or resistance band) before I start moving from machine to machine so it’s with me and I can do exercises during my “rest”.
If I’m at home or at the park – I like to do this mini Holiday Hustle Workout! Give it a try and let me know what you think!
HOLIDAY HUSTLE WORKOUT
Tips: To make these exercises harder, you can add 1-2 weights (for squats, elevated lunges, etc). Also, perform the # of reps listed on each leg – except for the jump lunges – just do 20 total. If jumping is too much, just do reverse lunges. You can also repeat the entire circuit if you have time! Comment below if you have any questions!