Merry Christmas Eve!
If I learned anything from Thanksgiving, it’s not to indulge in all the food and not to forgo a workout. Yes, things are hectic this time of year and not making yourself a priority is super easy to do. But, why not have the opposite mentality?
You would think that we know it all and know what’s best for us, that doesn’t mean we don’t throw caution to the wind from time to time. Like I said, I did that at Thanksgiving. So busy working and prepping meals then recovering. I literally laid on the floor on my dogs bed falling off my chair (deliberately) from dinner. I don’t ever remember feeling that full. I really think my belly hurt for days after that. In the days that followed, I saw instagrams of other fitness gals showing their “food baby” and how they were trying to reduce the bloat. In some crazy way that justified what I had done. If other fit girls do this, it must be okay.
Not this holiday! I’ve worked out like a beast this week. Ava and I went to the gym together yesterday and had a killer workout. On this Christmas Eve, the gym is open until noon. Right after this post, I’ll be headed out the door straight to the gym. This time, my mindset is as it should be. Keep up the workouts, don’t throw my hard work out the window and don’t reward myself with food that I wouldn’t normally eat. Reward myself by continuing to treat my body like the temple it is.
We all know that beach bodies are made in the winter. Think of how your physique and health will fair through these months ahead of the game and not trying to get rid of the “holiday 5″
If you’re too busy to get a good workout in, not to worry. Any time you have at home, do at least 15 burpees, If you’re up for it, add the pushup. If you can do this at least 3 times throughout the day, you’ve virtually hit a full body workout.
Keep it fit this season, you deserve it!
How to do a Burpee
- Stand with feet about hip-width apart and squat to the floor, placing your hands on the floor in front of you.
- In an explosive movement, jump the feet out behind you so that you’re in a pushup position, on the hands and toes with the body in a straight line.
- Immediately jump the feet back to start, jump with hands overhead and repeat for 10-15 reps or for 30-60 seconds.
- If you have the strength, when you hit the pushup position, pause in a plank, do a pushup, return to starting position