Many friends and clients have been asking me: Amine, the holidays are coming and we know, we’re not very much concern about our diet and fitness during Thanksgiving weekend…But if the guilt kicks in…What would you suggest we do about it?
So, my first answer is this, there is no need to feel guilty about anything, consider it just as a RELAX weekend, you’ve got so much reserve under your tank that a simple RELAX weekend won’t make any difference in your progression. Here is a simplified way of looking at it: You’ve been working hard for a long time so you scored, let’s say 100 points on the progression scale chart and now because of Thanksgiving weekend you’re going for your payoff that will cost you about 10 points. You see! It’s an insignificant regression (if you will). So enjoy it because you deserve it.
Having said that! For fitness lover and any other sorts of guilt, here’s a simple sweat plan you can follow before you get stuffed (or while you’re getting stuffed:)). And with some fun cheesy exercise names to boot! Get the whole family involved if you want!
Turkey Tabatas – a “Tabata” is a type of High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that utilizes a 20 second on, 10 seconds off timing rule. You repeat that 30-second interval 8 times with each exercise before moving on.
Rest 1 full minute between exercises.
Here are a few pictures to demo each move ~ Get Your FUN Game On!
From standing, walk your hands out to a long plank with your hands in a triangle (pie). Tricep pushup, then walk your hands back towards your feet and stand.
This is a cardio/plyometric exercise. Pretend you are running through tires, while in place. Keep your knees wide and high!
Hopefully, these are the only “burpees” you are doing today! No pushup is necessary at the bottom.
Start with weights held at a 90-degree angle. Squat and return to stand. Extend your arms out, palms up, like you are holding a serving tray. Return to 90 degrees at your side and squat again.
Start in a high plank. Lower one elbow to the ground, then the other to a low plank. Push up with the opposite arm, and then the other to return to high plank.
Disclaimer: Although I am a certified Online Personal Fitness Trainer, you should consult with your physician before starting any exercise program. If you choose to do any workouts on this blog, you do so at your own risk.
PS: Pace the exercises according to your physical level (you should NOT feel pain at any moment performing exercises)