Helloooooo N O V E M B E R! Anyone else still recovering from a Halloween candy hangover? Just me? With Halloween behind us, and the holiday season quickly approaching, I thought it would be fun to share something that the Boot Camp fitness class I teach and I are doing this month.
I don’t know about you guys, but I seem to have a rough November and December every year when talking about nutrition. I am one of those fortunate people who truly loves to workout. I’m also one of those people who loves to eat as much as I love to workout. For me, the struggle starts at Halloween. We buy candy to give to trick or treaters, I eat the rest, and sugar is a real thing with me. If I have one piece, I start to crave it and want more. Then it’s the holiday season. There are parties, holiday desserts, you name it. It’s easy just to indulge in everything because it’s a “treat” or a special occasion. Yet, those special occasions become more and more frequent.
One of my goals this year, is to hold my nutrition to an equal standard with my workouts. Sure, I am totally having some pumpkin pie. But my goal is to make those treats occasional.
Another way I am counteracting the holiday bulge this year is by carrying on a tradition that a few of my boot campers and I started a few years ago. That is a monthly ab and core challenge! It’s a great way to hold each other accountable, all while strengthening that core! Each day, I have curated a set of exercises to complete. The exercises incorporate all core muscles (not just abdominal muscles), to strengthen your body as a whole. The best news of all is that every daily challenge can be completed anywhere you wish. For your convenience, I have incorporated only body weight exercises!
In each daily challenge, you will be performing 15 repetitions of each exercise listed and repeat through the set of exercises three times. I will do my best to post videos on Facebook and on my Instagram stories of myself performing the challenge each day for those who do not or can not come to my Boot Camp class can see how to do an exercise you are unsure of.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me in the comments of this post, or on social media!
Here’s to a fit and healthy holiday season!