We are all super excited for Thanksgiving — seeing family, the food, being grateful, the food [oops, did we say that twice? ; )]. Thanksgiving is a great reminder for us all to be thankful, especially for our bodies + all they can do. What better way to show our bodies how grateful we are than to squeeze in a sweat sesh? Gobble up these tips to get some exercise in before eating all the ah-mazing Thanksgiving food!
1] PARTICIPATE IN A TURKEY TROT
Turkey Trots are a fun + festive way to get sweatin’ before you start your Thanksgiving festivities. Thanksgiving day runs are popular, so there is mostly likely a race — or several — near you. Even if there isn’t, you can run your own! Don’t run it alone — get your family + friends to sign up with you, + start your morning with the people you are most grateful for. Make sure to also wear a fun Thanksgiving themed outfit — rock those turkey hats + tutus girls!
2] WORKOUT AS YOU COOK
Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is always fun [okaaay, definitely not as fun as eating it though!], but it can be time consuming. You might feel like you don’t have time to get a workout in, but you can squeeze in a few workouts while you cook. Come up with a plan in your head — do 10 squats after finishing a dish or hold a plank while you’re waiting. Be creative with it + make it fun!
3] SET UP FAMILY COMPETITIONS
There’s nothing like a little family competition to get your heart rate up while spending time with the ones you love + having fun. There are so many different games you can play with your family, whether it’s racing around the block or seeing who can do the most push ups. You can even show off your #inCHAARG strength by doing piggyback races or chicken wars with the little ones ; )
4] HAVE A DANCE PARTY
As the turkey is cooking, blast some tunes, + have a dance party. Of course, it’d be a lot more fun if you got your family involved, but there’s nothing wrong with jammin’ out by yourself ; )
5] WORKOUT DURING COMMERCIAL BREAKS
If you like watching the parade or football games on Thanksgiving, do quick workouts during the commercial breaks. Pick + choose a few workouts + rotate them between breaks — wall sits, squats, mountain climbers, + burpees are all great options.
No matter what your plans are this Thanksgiving, be creative + find ways to get some exercise in. Let us know what you like to do to stay active on Turkey Day!
++ Soula [soula_inchaarg] // UMD CHAARG