Thanksgiving Week Workouts

I had intended to find some jazzy Thanksgiving music to offer you all for your Thanksgiving workouts, however I found something a lot more interesting and useful. I am thinking about adding this into my workout schedule for Thanksgiving week.

According to this article, The average Thanksgiving day dinner is up to 3000 calories. Since I am trying to lose weight, I am only consuming 1200-1400 calories a day. Eating twice that amount for dinner does not appeal to me at all.

Some people wait until the last-minute to do anything about all those calories they consume or are going to consume. This article suggests revving up your metabolism by starting to burn the calories all throughout the week of Thanksgiving. I am not suggesting you go ahead and eat those 3000 calories, if anyone was thinking that. However, I know there are some favorite foods out there that will be consumed no matter how healthy you try to be on Thanksgiving Day, therefore it is not a bad idea to start gearing up your body to burn those extra calories that you will be consuming.

I am linking the article I read here. I am also including a shortened version of the suggested schedule so you can print it out and post it on your fridge or next to your workout calendar. ūüôā


Thanksgiving Week Workouts

Monday – 500 calories –

   2, 15 minute brisk walks & 2 hours of light cleaning

 or at the Gym 1 hour on moderate speed on the elliptical & 25 minutes of weight training

Tuesday – 500 Calories –

     60 Seconds each РPush-Ups, Crunches, Jumping Jacks, Dumbbell Overhead Shoulder Presses, Bench Dips, Bent Over Dumbbell Rows and Step-Ups on a Step (7 minutes total)

    Repeat 2 more times, Rest for 2 minutes between each set

     60 Seconds each РDumbbell Chest Press, Plank, Jumping Jacks, Forward Lunges, Bicep Curls, Bicycle Crunches, and Jumping Squats (7 minutes total)

    Repeat 2 more times, Rest for 2 minutes between each set

     Cool Down with an easy walk for three minutes

Wednesday – 500 calories –

   1 hour Moderate Bicycling or a 90 minute Hike

or 3 sets of 10 push ups, 10 sit-ups or crunches, 10 tricep dips, 10 standing hand to opposite toe touches, 10 standing elbow to opposite knee crunches, 10 squats, and 10 jumping jacks – rest briefly between sets & 30 minutes dancing to your favorite music

Thursday – 500 Calories –

     Repeat from Monday or Tuesday

   Play a game of Flag Football with Family

   Go for a Walk after Dinner

Friday – 500 calories –

   Black Friday Shopping for 3-4 hours

Gym Class (Kickboxing, Pilates, or Zumba) & 15 minutes of weight training

Saturday – 500 Calories –

     Mix and Match РHike or Bike as well as do some circuit training

Sunday – Make new Fitness Goals for the Holiday Season

   Day of Rest and Rejuvenation


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