Are you ready for a mini-challenge to ramp up that energy and have some FUN!?
It’s time for this year’s edition of the 12 Days of Fitmas Workout!
You already know that regular exercise will help you:
→ blow off some stress
→ boost your immunity
→ improve your sleep
→ lower your risk of a long list of chronic diseases.
This workout is proof that you can get all those benefits in a short amount of time.
This workout is done to the format of the song “The 12 Days of Christmas.”
That makes it a novelty – which means it’s a perfect time to get some kids or friends involved!
Here’s how it works: Every round, you add a new exercise, and you do that exercise for the number of reps it would be for the day it represents in the song.
For round 1, you would do 1 jumping jack.
Round 2 you would do 2 burpees + 1 jumping jack.
Round 3 would be 3 push-ups + 2 burpees + 1 jumping jack … all the way to round 12, where you would do the whole thing from day 12 through day 1.
You’ll feel so accomplished after you do this!
12 Days of Fitmas Workout
Warm-up with 5-10 minutes of light cardio … walking in place, treadmill, etc., and light stretches (leg swings, arm circles, etc.)
- 1 Jumping Jacks
- 2 Burpees (without push-up)
- 3 Pushups
- 4 Lunges
- 5 Mountain climbers (each side)
- 6 Air squats
- 7 High knees
- 8 Spiderman planks
- 9 Lower-body crunch
- 10 Supermans
- 11 Glute Bridges
- 12 ab bicycles (each side)
Be sure to cool down with some light movement (walking, stretching, etc.) to bring your heart rate down.
It’s a fun way to get a little movement in AND know that you’ve done something great for yourself!
I get asked all the time: “How do you stay so motivated?” Fact: I don’t! …. So I work at it! Motivation is like a muscle – the more you flex it, the stronger it becomes.
I’ve got a quick post today with a very simple message…. Keep going! If you’re struggling right now with your goals, it’s NORMAL.
I’ve got a tip for you that’s so simple it will blow your mind and make you think “dad joke”.
Want to know the secret to reaching your goals? It’s setting goals that you can reach. I know that sounds like a no-brainer, but hear me out.
You know I like to focus on the positive, right? Well, I’m about to tell you how NOT to reach your goals this year. Because there’s one big mistake you can make that can push you into a HUGE trap – and you’ll end up feeling frustrated, burned out, and like a quitter.