First, Hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Did you treat yourself to that extra piece of pumpkin pie? If so, that’s cool. Are you feeling guilty right now as your pants are a bit tighter. No worries. Here’s my rule, treat yourself around the holidays. These are special times of the year and the food and drink is plentiful and that’s not all bad. Esp with some of the stuff we had to encounter this past year, we all deserve to let loose and celebrate the good times ahead. Ok, you are waiting on the “But” or “butt.” Here it is: lets get on track, NOW!
HIT the GYM –
Believe me I realize how busy you are with holiday shopping and and running around. Here’s the deal, hit the gym and you will do two major things: 1). You will feel better and be in a better mood when having to do with the “relatives” and work parties. 2) Going back to my intro, you SHOULD indulge a bit this time of the year. Hitting the gym will work off some of the calories from the chocolate chip cookies that seem to be at every party.
No Time Workout –
Again, with the increasing time obligations around this time of year, hitting the gym could actually turn out be just what we don’t want, a stressor. Don’t let it. Ok, so you don’t have the usual time at the gym that you may have in Feb, no biggie, hit the gym for a half hour. Pick 2 bodyparts, like chest bi’s. Choose 3 exercises and do not take a break until you have finished all 3 sets (one for each exercise). An example would be a workout I did just yesterday and I had a terrific pump and felt awesome when finished! Here’s what I did:
Took my glycoCarn about 45 mins prior to my workout as I finished up some emails. The GlycoCarn will help you get an incredible pump in minimum time and plus will burn off of some of those extra calories that I will be enjoying later.
After a warm up on the treadmill – 5 min
Incline Chest Press dumbbells – machine chest flyes, straight bar curls – I hit all three then took a sip – then went onto incline barbell presses, flat bench dumbbells, and then dumbbells curls. Hit a set of abs on the Ab Coaster cause we got to keep the abs tight in that Holiday sweater. Went back to the chest flyes, machine chest press, and straight bar curls. I did one additional set of Ab Coaster and hit a quick stretch and that’s it! 30 mins or 25 mins to be exact and I felt great! With this workout, you can not say “I don’t have the time.” Plus, the 30 mins you take out of your day will pay off big time esp when you are more calm around all those “nice” people at the mall. Happy Training! Check back next week for my #41 workout!