Gahhhhh! Can you BELIEVE it is one week from Thanksgiving?! I am SO excited to head out to California to be with my family and friends in just a few days.
I LOVE Thanksgiving. Frankly, it’s refreshing to have a holiday that focuses on family, love, and appreciation instead of exchanging presents. In my family, Thanksgiving is a weeklong affair. We do Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday with my dad’s family and then Saturday night is another Thanksgiving meal with mom’s family. To break things up, Andrew and I escape our families and head up to the mountains on Thursday night to digest and relax with the pups.
Heading up to the mountains is one of my favorite traditions, but it does make getting a workout in a little more challenging. Because we leave straight from Thanksgiving dinner, I’m not able to pack equipment, so I take my workout bodyweight.
That’s where today’s Thanksgiving workout comes in!
Your Thanksgiving Workout
To help us all stay accountable for our workouts this week, I’ve put together a bodyweight HIIT workout you can do anywhere.
Bodyweight workouts are possibly the most effective way to improve your relative strength while also getting a cardio burn. And I’m all about improving that relative strength! That being said, the other key benefit of incorporating bodyweight training into your routine, especially if you would otherwise skip a workout, is that you can get your sweat on anywhere.
This workout will be performed in a circuit style and works your full body. You will do each bodyweight strength exercise for 50 seconds, rest for 10 seconds, and then you’ll move into 30 seconds of your cardio move of choice (skipping, high knees, burpees, etc) before transitioning into the next strength exercise. The goal of this style is to combine cardio and strength to maximize your results.
Aim for three rounds of the circuit, resting for 60s between each round.
This bodyweight HIIT workout is similar to the quick, effective workouts in my Spring Shape Up & Sculpt, an awesome nutrition and fitness accountability program, starting in 2017.
If you’re looking to commit to making healthy habits and to a fun and challenging training program while still enjoying your life, the Spring Shape Up & Sculpt is for YOU! Together, we’ll build a personalized training and nutrition plan that fits into your busy schedule.
What are your Thanksgiving plans?