‘Tis the season: 25 days of fitness

Rachel Flanagan Uncategorized

PictureIt’s getting cold outside, so if you’re working out outside, don’t forget your hat!

It’s December, which means we’re now in one of the busiest months to scurry around like busy little elves. Between kids’ school concerts/plays/class parties, gift shopping, Elf on the Shelf shenanigans, baking cookies. mailing holiday cards, and going to holiday cocktail parties, it is WAY TOO EASY for fitness to drop to the bottom of the priority list.

But here’s the thing: the more you blow off your workouts, the more stressed you’ll feel when you’re running around doing your holiday activities.

Exercise has a way of shedding that layer of harried stress, allowing you a smidge more patience for when your kids are tearing around the house on a candy cane and hot chocolate high.

So how do you fit it in? COMMIT. Put it on your to do list each day or in your calendar (and don’t blow it off.) Put your sports bra on and don’t turn back. Put on some loud Shakira and get going, even if it’s right in the middle of your kitchen.

Below is a list of 25 of my favorite exercises, which you can use in a couple of different ways, depending on how busy you truly are and how much time you’d like to commit. You can either do this as an exercise-of-the-day commitment by doing a few sets of each exercise on each of the given days, or you can pick 3 of each of these exercises each day and do a little circuit, doing 3 rounds.

The idea is just to get in what you can, when you can, where you can.

I know you’re busy. I hear you. But I promise you, that wreath you wanted to make by hot gluing ornaments to a pool noodle made into a circle (you saw that on Pinterest too, right?) can wait.

Not sure what one of these exercises are? Send me an email! 

December 2: Push ups
December 3: Rear lunges
December 4: Shoulder taps
December 5: Split squats
December 6: Hollow holds
December 7: Air squat with 3 second hold at the bottom
December 8: Shoulder press with palms facing in (neutral grip)
December 9: Plank punches
December 10: Burpees
December 11: Skull crushers
December 12: Mountain climbers
December 13: Wall sits
December 14: Yoga push ups
December 15: Bicep curls with 2 second pause at the top
December 16: V ups
December 17: Plank saw
December 18: Step ups
December 19: Bent over rows
December 20: Reverse crunch
December 21: Wide mountain climbers (or Spiderman push ups)
December 22: Dead bugs
December 23: Plank jacks
December 24: Goblet squats
December 25 (Merry Christmas!): Modified (forearm) planks
December 26: V ups

Now go get at it!

10 workouts you can do in the comfort of your own home--even in your kids' playroom!
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