Workouts During The Holiday Week

Some people use the holidays as a time to forgo their workouts and get everything else done. I, for one, am just the opposite.

I love that our gym is open on holidays (limited hours but open). Nothing gives me more satisfaction knowing that if I get up and workout first thing before anything else comes up, that I have achieved something good for myself before tending to anything and everyone else on the holidays. Which is exactly what I tried to do all week….even on Thanksgiving.

Here’s a look at my workouts for this holiday week:

Saturday: trail hike 3 miles…with extra calories burned by shivering in 20 degree temps. IMG_2901

Sunday: gym:30 minute elliptical, total body weights, stretching

Monday: home: 30 minute recumbent bike, upper body weights and stability ball routine

Tuesday: gym: 30 minute elliptical, lower body weights and stretching

Wednesday:home: weight lifting and stability ball routine, 3 mile walk in the evening

Thursday(Thanksgiving): gym: 30 minute elliptical, weight lifting and stretching

Today was a special day since I finally convinced a friend of mine to give the gym a try.  Ironically, we both received “Free Guest” passes in the mail the day before which we both took as a sign of something good. We arrived first thing Thanksgiving morning and got right to it. I believe she even surprised herself with what she accomplished.


Friday: OPT Outside….along with almost a million others who have followed REI’s suggestion of heading outside on this date, I also chose to do what I love and hit the trails. I was not able to go far or for as long as I would have liked but anything was better than spending it in the stores shopping or working. As a family we hiked 3 miles today. IMG_2930

Do you exercise during the holidays?

How do you keep your exercise regime in check during the busy holiday celebrations?