Keep Your Figure This Holiday Season!
Crisp air, colorful trees, leaves crunching under your feet as you walk outside.
Fall is a great time to change up your fitness program or begin one. It will allow you to create good habits, a set routine, and mentally prepare your body for the holidays that are quickly approaching. It’s also a perfect time to take your cardio session outdoors to enjoy the cooler temperatures as well as add variety to your routine.
So, let’s make your holiday season festive, fun, and active by staying fit with my 8-week workout plan. I’ve designed the program to maximize your time and efforts in the most efficient way. The exercises will change each week to keep your mind motivated and your muscles guessing!
This is the 2nd week of the holiday program; so if you’re just joining in now, please refer back to last week’s blog to get the full program details! I recommend printing or saving the 8-week schedule to your phone or tablet to easily reference the plan.
This week focuses on exercises that ‘shape and sculpt’ at an intermediate pace. You will perform:
* 3 strength workouts on 3 non-consecutive days
* 2 longer cardio sessions of your choice (preferably outdoors)
* 1 mind body workout of your choice (stretching/ yoga/ Pilates)
Listed below are the holiday goals, the 2nd week’s exercises and an outdoor routine.
1. Stay fit & active over the holidays
2. Stay committed & disciplined
3. Remain stress-free
4. Enjoy the festivities but do not overindulge
Week 2 Workout: Shape & Sculpt
Outdoor Cardio Sessions
This week, plan to take your cardio outdoors for 2 longer sessions (20-40 min). Choose an activity that you enjoy and one that keeps your body moving continuously for a set time. Examples: power walking, running, biking, hiking, roller blading, sports, etc.
Here’s an interval workout you can try outside!
NOTE: The chart only lists one cycle, which is a 20-minute workout. Perform this as many times as you’d like for a longer cardio workout.
Be sure to spend a few minutes stretching post workout. This will help to recover your muscles and prevent injury.
Performing an exercise activity outdoors is an excellent way for you to get fresh air, a change of scenery, and a great workout. It’s also a great way to maximize your time and get your body into shape!
Stay tuned for week 3’s ‘Tone Zone’.
Good luck always.