We've never released a challenge specifically for this Thanksgiving to New Year's Day time frame so we're super excited for this one!
We know that this is a very busy time of year so this challenge will not take very much time. While we would like for you to be doing this in addition to your normal workouts (we have quite a few...wink wink) if this is the only thing you have time for it is better than nothing! The goal here is to just get into the habit (or keep the habit) of working out.
There are two workout plans that I would suggest for this time of year if you are looking for something more structured. One is our Busy Body 4-Week Workout Plan. You will only spend 3 days a week in the gym (or your home workout space) for 40 minutes or less! Learn more here.
Another one is our She Sweats Extreme 4-Week Shred. This one is a little bit more advanced so it is not recommended for beginners. This plan is focused on strength training and HIIT in a circuit-based workout. The four weeks are structured to optimally shed fat and help retain the muscle you have worked so hard to build. Learn more here.
THANKSGIVING DAY TO NEW YEAR'S DAY WORKOUT CHALLENGE
For 35 days, from Thanksgiving Day to New Year's Day, you have two challenges to do each day (one cardio challenge and one core challenge). They can be done at the same time or split up if you prefer.
The cardio challenge is just ONE mile of any type of cardio you choose to do. In a perfect world, you would be doing these outside to get the benefit of being in the fresh air and you would be switching things up and doing different types of cardio but I understand that can be hard sometimes.
The core challenge is also the same each day, you hold a regular plank, with good form for as long as possible. Not sure how to do a plank? This explains proper plank form. As I mentioned, the goal here is just to get moving or keep moving through the holidays but I've also included a "notes" section on each so you can record your mile time and plank time if you would like to try and improve those over the course of the challenge. You could also use this column to check off each day that you complete the challenge!
We suggest you do this challenge along with our Healthy Through the Holidays Challenge which incorporates nutrition AND fitness challenges.
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