I’m so excited because I made it through the week (motherhood is hard!), and because we’re leaving for my in-laws this weekend. So so excited to spend Christmas there!
When we moved here, I joined a mom’s exercise group called No Excuse Mom. It’s a nation wide workout group that has different groups all over the country. I absolutely love it because it’s free, you can bring your kids, and it’s a very supportive group of women no matter what your fitness level.
For December, our group has a 25 Days of Christmas workout going through our Facebook group. The first day (December 1st), we would do 25 reps of the first exercise. Then the next day, we would do that plus 25 reps of another exercise and just keep adding on. Push ups was one of the early days moves so I have been doing 25 to 50 push ups every day this month! I am definitely seeing some good results in that department.
I thought I would share a workout inspired by the 25 Days of Christmas plan I’ve been doing. Here is our workout from the 12th to keep the 12 days of Christmas theme goin’ strong.
Since the reps are higher, I have been using 5 pound weights for the weighted exercises. I definitely still feel it with just 5 pounds. Sometimes if I am short on time, I just go through it once, but twice really helps me feel the burn.
Squirms are done by laying flat on your back with your knees bent up. Reach your right hand to your right foot, doing a side crunch with your upper back off the ground some. Repeat on the left side for one rep.
Everything else is pretty self-explanatory.
Lately, I am getting my workouts done during Claire’s morning nap if it’s a little later in the morning. But if she naps really early, which has been the case a lot of days recently, I just can’t get with it that early so I wait until she’s up again. She just hangs out in her excersaucer or plays on the floor while she laughs at mommy’s funny workout moves 😉
Questions for You:
- Are you traveling for Christmas this year or staying home?
- How early is too early for you to workout?