As winter approaches, working out indoors begins to sound more and more appealing. The colder temperatures and extra darkness really lower my motivation to drive to the gym or head outside for a run. But what better time to make the most of what you have at home than with the approaching busy season of the holidays? Amidst festive get togethers and delicious treats, finding quick, efficient, at home workouts helps me stay motivated and healthy.
Workouts like this Thanksgiving Day Workout.
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Finding fitness success during the holidays can be tricky. It seems that everywhere we turn, there’s another tempting treat or time-consuming celebration. While I love each and every event during this busy season, they often making finding the time and energy to squeeze in a workout nearly impossible.
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, but with a holiday so centered around food, making the time to burn calories and squeeze in some exercise is crucial.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing for all of those festive calories by getting a good sweat in beforehand! This Thanksgiving Day workout combines the best, most effective calorie burning exercises together into one workout. These bodyweight exercises can all be completed at home in your living room with no equipment.
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This Thanksgiving Workout alternates between high-intensity exercises and isometric strengthening exercises to quickly increase your heart rate while gaining maximum strength. The perfect combination to burn off thanksgiving dinner or gain some pre-dinner endorphins.
In just 30 minutes, these exercises will burn tons of calories to help you feel confident and guilt free throughout the holiday.
Check out the ultimate Thanksgiving Day Workout!
At-Home Thanksgiving Workout
This workout contains 3 sets of 6 exercises. Each set should last 10 minutes, during which you should perform as many rounds of the exercises as possible. Maybe you only make it through each exercise once, maybe you get halfway through the exercises a second time, or maybe you complete them all 3 times.
Work at your own pace, but avoid taking breaks during each 10 minute set.
Thanksgiving Workout: Set 1
Mountain Climbers x 25
Squats x 15
Jumping Jacks x 50
Side Lunges x 20
High Knees x 25
Plank x 1 minute
Thanksgiving Workout: Set 2
Burpees x 10
Walking Lunges x 20
Tuck Jumps x 10
Push Ups x 15
Speed Skaters x 25
Side Plank x 30 seconds each side
Thanksgiving Workout: Set 3
Man makers x 10
*Complete this exercise with dumbbells in each hand to increase the intensity, or simply lift your hands alone (as shown) for a simpler exercise.
Sumo Squats x 15
Jump Lunges x 20
Raised Leg Sit Ups x 25
Butt Kicks x 25
Plank Jacks x 15
Performing these exercises will quickly work up a sweat to burn off thanksgiving dinner or give you some pre-celebration endorphins. Whether you perform this workout on Thanksgiving, pre-dinner or post-Thanksgiving, your body will benefit from the 30 minute challenge.
Staying in shape through the holidays can be challenging, but maintaining a regular fitness routine doesn’t have to be time consuming. Beat the laziness and feel great about yourself this holiday season with simple at home workouts you can complete in your living room.
Enjoy this Thanksgiving Day Workout throughout the season!
More holiday workout ideas:
- A 15 Minute Cardio Workout You Can Do Anywhere
- 30 Minute Cross Training Workout Challenge for Runners
- Full Body 30 Minute At Home HIIT Workout
- 15 Minute Bodyweight Workout You Can Do Anywhere