A Thanksgiving Workout
Ask and you shall receive! 🙂 A few of you have mentioned that you would like to see my workouts, which is actually why I started this blog in the first place, so I’m stopping by today to share my workout from yesterday.
I mentioned in Monday’s post that we have a super busy schedule this week (as I’m sure you do too), so before heading out the door to run some errands yesterday I completed this workout before Andi Rose woke up (Atlas was awake, but he was happy to play while I went through this circuit).
I set a timer on my phone so I would know exactly how long this workout took me and I ended up completing all the exercises in 24 minutes and I definitely worked up a good sweat in that time. If I had more time, I would have liked to have done it twice, but that #momlife means most of my workouts have to be completed right around the 30 minute mark. This workout is on the shorter side, but the high reps make it intense (at least for me), which is perfect for those days when you really don’t have a lot of time but you don’t want to blow your workout off altogether.
I was going to film a few of these exercises and put the video on my Instagram, but I figured most of them were pretty common moves (with the exception of the squat press with knee ups – that one is a little different, I guess). But if you have any questions about a specific exercise you can definitely email me or leave a comment below. And if you like the idea of an IG video to go along with this, leave a comment letting me know that too. I aim to please.
Oh & for the mountain climbers, 1 rep = both legs running in. So you would pull your left leg in, then your right leg and then that counts as 1 rep. Does that make sense?
Question: How many of you are working out or running on Thanksgiving? I used to run a half marathon on Thanksgiving morning for years, but then we moved to NYC and we did the whole Macy’s Day Parade deal which meant no workout and I was totally fine with that. I seriously doubt I’ll be working out on Thanksgiving this year. I may go for a run if I happen to be awake before my kids, but it’s not high on my priority list. Ideally, I would love to squeeze in a solid run on Wednesday and then chill out on Thursday. I always loved running the Thanksgiving Day Half Marathon because some of my favorite friends did it with me, but I also love watching the Macy’s Day Parade (whether it be live or from the comfort of my living room).
P.S. You can save this workout to your Pinterest page if you want to save it for later! Just hover your mouse over the image above and then a Pinterest button should appear and you can click that and save it. Voila! Thanks for reading and thanks for sharing, sweet friends!