12 Days of Christmas Fitness: Day 1


Today’s tip is all about planning your nutrition ahead of time. This along with sticking to your training plan will be the biggest factor on whether you come out of December looking fab or feeling glum. For most of us the holiday season (especially Christmas day) is all about food; indulging in foods that you wouldn’t regularly eat and taking in a large amount of calories at one sitting. Of course, along with all this festive food comes the unpleasant weight gain and bloating. This can all be avoided if you have your nutrition plan in place. I can promise you little to no weight gain if you follow this plan. Mark out your ‘indulgence meals’. These are the big meals or splurges that are usually the most calorie dense. On these days, increase your calorie intake so you are eating for maintenance. Eating at or below your maintenance calories will prevent the holiday weight gain. If you aren’t already, make sure you track your calorie intake on the day/s of your treat meal/s.


What to do: Perform 20 reps of each exercise, using your own body weight, dumbbells or resistance bands. The Workout: As many rounds as you can in 25 minutes (take breaks when needed):

  • Walking Lunges
  • Jumping Lunges
  • Bodyweight Squats
  • Pop Squats
  • Step Ups
  • Curtsy Lunge
  • Plie Lunge
  • Donkey Kicks
  • Hip Thrusts

Don’t forget to warm up and cool down before and after exercising to help avoid injury.


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