Changing leaves, cooler weather (if you don’t live in CA like me…), sweaters, boots, warm drinks, pumpkin everything…and lots of candy and comfort food. AND it’s almost Christmas time. Yeeee!
For many of us (myself included), maintaining a regular workout schedule during the holiday season is really hard. Between travelling, spending time with family and simply enjoying good food and relaxation, it tends to end up on the back-burner and that’s okay. While many fitness websites and blogs advocate following a typical strict regime “no matter what”, I’m here to disagree. Yes, I think exercise is still important, but not as much as finding a healthy and happy balance.
Exercise when you want to and how you want to. Making memories with your friends and family is so much more significant than forcing yourself through a workout or turning down grandma’s famous homemade bread because you might “gain weight”. Because, let’s be honest…in 50 years, is missing a couple workouts even going to matter. No. Missing out on beautiful memories will.
My plan of attack this holiday season is to kick things up a notch during October and November (still enjoying plenty of candy at Halloween and delicious food at Thanksgiving, of course) and to really utilize this pre-holiday time to exercise regularly, eat healthy and kick my metabolism into high gear. Having that mindset will allow me (and you!) to approach the season feeling great and with the ability to jump back into a routine after all of the excitement is over.
So let’s get sweating!
This Candy Sweat workout is a Lower Body + Core routine that incorporates lifting weights with plyometric movements to tone your lower body and get your heart-rate pumping! Complete the 3 supersets and triset at your gym or at home with a pair of dumbbells and get ready to sweat!
If you aren’t sure of an exercise leave a comment below or send me an email (email in sidebar!) and I’ll be happy to help you! Also, be sure to check out the other workouts I have listed on my Build Your Body page and let’s jump-start this holiday season feeling healthy and confident. Who’s with me?
Here’s to sweatin’ for the sweets…