It’s (American) Thanksgiving this week, and I think it goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway!): I’m so thankful for YOU, Killer B!
In the spirit of this busy week of thankfulness, our Mini Challenge is a mixture of short-but-tough and longer-because-my-family-is-in-town-and-I-ate-a-lot-of-pie workouts. Because I know how this week goes!
Let me just mention really quick, though, that one day or even one week of extra stress and extra food will not throw you off your fitness and weight loss goals. And there are no qualifiers on that sentence. Not “if you get right back to it,” or “if you do your best to make healthier choices.”
Your body is an amazing, wonderful, beautiful machine and it has one main job: to keep you alive. As such, part of its job is to try and regulate and average out everything it takes in as much as possible. When you indulge for a day or a few days, you might be looking at the calories adding up and think it’s an automatic 10-lb weight gain. But your body takes more of a wait-and-see approach, anticipating that things will get back to normal sooner rather than later. Sure, the scale might bounce around after a big day of celebration, but it’ll normalize.
So, my advice for how to have your healthiest and fittest Thanksgiving this week is pretty much the same as my advice the rest of the year: do the things you love, make room on your plate for foods you enjoy, seek balance, drink water, and don’t worry so much because you’re doing your best.
Happy Thanksgiving! 💛
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On MONDAY, we’re starting the week with a tough little nugget – a 30 minute TOTAL BODY TONE UP that’s like three workouts in one! There’s high intensity but low impact (no jumping!) cardio, focused split-body strength training and core-strengthening abs. Plus a funny story about my cats. 🐱
TUESDAY’S all-new Let’s RUN podcast is all about GRATITUDE. We’re taking our cardio at an easy, steady state (at whatever pace feels best for you!) and doing a bit of meditation on the dual nature of being grateful for something that you’d also like to improve. It’s an unusual, thought-provoking workout that I really hope you enjoy.
WEDNESDAY’S workout is intentionally short, but definitely not easy! This AB STRENGTH KETTLEBELL routine is “only” ten minutes, but it’s super tough and effective. Perfect for a day when you probably have a lot going on, but still want to squeeze in a good sweat and maybe do a little grunting if your family is getting on your last nerve, LOL.
On THURSDAY, we’re simply enjoying the day with this un-choreographed DANCE PARTY video! Turn on some music and dance, Killer Bs – I’m thankful that we can enjoy this time together!
And FRIDAY, if you’re not out fighting the crowds for awesome deals, I thought you might appreciate a workout that’s a little longer (35 minutes) and a little tougher (MetCon means no rest!). This LOW IMPACT METCON is non-stop, full body cardio and strength to really finish off your week.