You've made it through the first half of the challenge and you deserve, scratch that, NEED a rest day. Today, I want you to let your body rest and recover with a rejuvenating stretch routine. Pull out your yoga mat, some relaxing tunes, maybe even light a couple of holiday candles, and give your muscles the TLC they deserve. It's Meal Prep Day! I always prep my meals on Saturday or Sundays to make sure I'm fueling properly throughout my busy workweek. Take a couple hours to prepare some lean protein and whole grains, chop some fresh fruit, cook some vegetables, hard boil some eggs, and prepare healthy snacks for on-the-go. You can find more meal prep tips in this
It's Day 5 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and you're in for a treat. I love using a Swiss ball in my workouts to add extra core toning to my strength training. Creating an unstable surface (or having to balance with the exercise ball) forces you to contract your ab muscles the whole time and amps up the calorie burn! This workout will sculpt your body from head-to-toe so let's get to it! Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting "Save/Download As." Healthy Dessert Challenge Are you dealing with massive holiday treat cravings? Yup, me too! When I want to dive head first into a bowl of Figgy Pudding, I simply crush the craving with a healthy alternative.
Day 3 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge and you are rocking it! Are you sore? Good! Make sure you're drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and eating a combination of complex carbohydrates and lean protein within 60 minutes of your workout. This will help fend off achy muscles. Keep up the hard work. You'll thank me later, I promise! You don't need to ask Santa for a perky booty! This workout is your ticket to a lifted, sculpted derriere. There's no equipment needed unless you want to add an extra challenge and grab a small, circular resistance band. Download your printable version by right clicking here and selecting "Save File As." Don't forget to check in once you've
It's already Day 2 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge! How are you feeling? Remember, you can do anything for 12 days. It will be so worth it once you slip into your favorite holiday dress and welcome 2017 feeling refreshed and renewed. We're taking it up a notch today with your Holiday HIIT Workout! HIIT is one of my favorite forms of exercise because it burns major calories while also building muscle. Talk about a double wammy! Anytime I do HIIT, I feel like I'm glowing the rest of the day. You're going to feel so energized and your calorie burn is increased for hours after you finish your workout. Grab a set of dumbbells that challenge
Day 1 of your 12 Days of Fitness Holiday Workout Challenge is here! Start to envision how you want to feel on the first day of 2017. Bringing in a New Year is opportunity to start fresh, set new goals, and find new inspiration. For me, when I don't get in my regular workouts and start eating too many holiday treats, I find it harder to find motivation to build all the other areas of my life. Ditch the weight loss resolutions. They just take up space for other more valuable goals. I mean, do they ever really stick? January 1st is no excuse to stop taking care of your body now. Starting your healthy habits today, or continuing them,