Health and Fitness Expert and Weight Loss Coach Stephanie Mansour stopped by Fox 32 to share five great ways to sneak in a holiday workout. If you have presents to wrap, veggies to cut, and holiday parties to attend these workouts are for you!
These no-excuse workouts will help you feel positive about your weight loss goals even if you don’t have time to hit the gym. My clients in my weight loss programs for women often get in a cycle of guilt for not maintaining their fitness routines during the holidays, which then makes them feel badly about themselves, which then just makes them binge eat more!
Here’s how to break the cycle and step up your holiday fitness with five easy ways to sneak in a workout. (Psst, there is a BONUS sixth workout!)
Present Wrapping Workouts
Do calf raises while wrapping presents! With your abs in tight, come up and down and up and down on your tip toes.
After the gift is wrapped, spread your hands wide on the counter and do 10 table top push-ups. Repeat with every gift.
Kitchen Prep Workouts
For every vegetable you chop, do a lat pull down. Hold your arms high above your head like you have dumbbells in them, then squeeze your shoulder blades together and use your lats to pull your arms down into a cactus position at your side. Raise and lower ten times.
Next, open the arms out away from you in a ‘T’, palms facing back, and squeeze your shoulder blades pulsing your arms back and forth.
Both of these workouts improve your posture and alignment to help you feel amazing in your party dresses!
Cocktail Party Workouts
Workout while at a holiday party? You bet!
Grab your cocktail and while you mingle with your friends, pulse your abs in and out! This is a great core workout and no one will even know you’re doing it!
Tone your tush while mingling at parties! Tighten your butt cheeks while you walk around to help tone your glutes. When standing still and chatting, continue to squeeze them together for a sneaky (and effective!) booty workout!
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