Recovery Day – Progress During the Holidays

Thanksgiving came and went, and we all are moving a little slower that usual at the current moment.

Right about now, you might be tempted to jump off your health and fitness wagon and leave it in the dust until New Years comes around. Besides, Christmas is just around the corner…

However, I will urge you to fight that impulse. Think about how hard you worked this year to get to this point of your fitness journey. From now until Christmas, you would have about five weeks to either continue that journey, or completely toss away all your hard work.

Your mental capacity and willpower is what will get you through the holiday season. Learning to eat in balance may be the foundation for healthy living, but working out will always be a close second.  

Coupling eating somewhat healthy with a little bit of exercise will not only keep you in shape, but it will keep you sane.

Here are a few at-home workouts that don’t need equipment and that you can do anywhere:

“Annie” – For time: 50-40-30-20-10 rep rounds of Double-unders and Sit-ups

Tabata Sprints: Sprint 20 seconds, rest 10 seconds (8 rounds)

“Susan” – 5 rounds for time:  Run 200m, 10 Squats, 10 Push-ups

20min AMRAP: 15 Sit-ups, 25 Push-ups, 35 Squats

7 Rounds for time: 7 Burpees, 7 Sit-ups, 7 Squats

These are only a few out of the hundreds, if not thousands, of no-equipment CrossFit workouts you can tackle. We’re limited by our own creativity in that sense. Remember, it’s important to take the time to do a little bit for yourself one day at a time. Be better than you were yesterday, even if it’s only by .01%. Move forward and reward yourself.

*Credit Nikita Tiffany. Follow @niki.eats for more cool food action!

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