12 Days of Fitmas–Day 2

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend! Starting yesterday, I began the 12 days of Fitmas where each leading up to the big day, Christmas, I’ll have a “task” for you to work on. So…

On the 2nd day of Fitmas…

GET CREATIVE WITH YOUR WORKOUTS

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One of the biggest complaints I’ve been hearing lately is that people don’t have time to work out because of the holidays.  I say, get creative!

Cooking up a storm in the kitchen? Throw in a few sets of calf raises while you’re waiting for those cookies to brown. The recipe calls for milk? Work out those biceps and triceps with the gallon before you put it back in the fridge. Forgot something in the living room? Lunge your way over there.

I’m serious.

I know it sounds silly but it’s all about using whatever time you have to be as productive as you can.

My daughter loves watching Sesame Street every morning so I’ll throw a blanket on the floor and we’ll lay and watch Elmo, Big Bird, and the gang. While it’s playing, I do leg raises and work out my thighs. Lauren thinks it’s hilarious when she sees my leg go up and down, up and down.  I get to spend some time hanging out with my little girl and sneak in a mini leg work out. Win!

Too embarrassed of getting caught? Include your family and make it a fun day of finding ways to turn normal tasks into an exercise! While something is heating up in the microwave, tell your children to do jumping jacks until the timer beeps. Send your kids to pick up the mail and tell them to jog there (if you live in an area safe enough to do so). Have a family plank-a-thon. Set the timer on your phone and see who can last the longest.

What are some other ways you can get creative with a work out? I’d love to hear it!

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