Your Workout Plan for Thanksgiving


Thanksgiving is the day of giving thanks to the blessings that you have received, the family and friends who surround you, your work, and even the food that you are preparing for the feast. The question, however, is whether you will be thankful for the fats that you will be gaining after a night of eating and drinking.

It’s not really surprising that you will gain a few pounds over the holidays what with the delicious foods being prepared. However, if you want to keep your weight down, you should incorporate these exercises to your Thanksgiving exercise routine.

Plank crawls

Go into a plank position. Bring your right hand and right foot to the right followed by your left hand and left foot. Move four more times to the right while keeping your back straight and your core engaged. Go back to your first position by moving to the left. Do as many reps as you can in 30 seconds.

Cardio boxing

Another exercise that can speed up your metabolism is cardio boxing where the combination of cardio workout and shadow boxing can rev up your fat burning abilities. Spending 45 minutes of your time for this workout is guaranteed to keep your metabolism running for hours which means that you will still be burning calories even after you exercise. Not bad considering the number of calories that you need to eliminate.

Ski jumps

For this workout, you will be mimicking skiing. To start, keep your feet together then jump out to your left with your elbows tucked at your sides. Jump to the right afterwards. Keep on alternating jumps for a full minute.

Resistance bands

Incorporating resistance bands in your workout is a sure way to torch some serious amount of calories. The resistance being generated by the bands will push your muscles to exert more as you go into lunges, curls, and the like. Just make sure that you tie them properly to avoid snapping back at you. If you don’t have any resistance bands available, you can still do bodyweight exercises such as squats, lunges, planks, and push ups to give your metabolism a boost.

Squat jumps

If you are looking for an exercise that will get your heart pumping faster, squat jumps are definitely one of them. Stand with your feet at hip-width apart then go down into a squat. Make sure that your knees are stacked on top of your ankles and that they do not go beyond your toes. With your leg muscles, push down on the floor to jump up then land on a squat position. Repeat as many times as you can in one minute.

These exercises are just a few examples of workouts that you can include in your Thanksgiving fitness routine. What’s great about these exercises is that you can do them right at home when you have free time. Each one of these workouts is guaranteed to speed up your metabolism so you don’t have to worry about gaining weight during Thanksgiving.