We are just a little over a week away from Thanksgiving!!! If you have been following along since day 1, then by now you know the drill. If you are just joining us then hop right in. Below I will have the previous blog links posted for meals and snacks to be incorporating over the next week.
Below you will find the daily rules and workout ideas to help take this challenge to the next level and hopefully, you will add to your everyday routine.
Daily Challenge Rules
Upon rising write down three things you are grateful for.
Drink 16 oz of water upon rising. Add some lemon or lime wedges for some Vitamin C & antioxidants.
Get greens in with every meal.
Cook at least 80% of your meals.
Bring your lunch to work with you.
Walk on your lunch break.
Sign-up for a local event in your community.
Workout at least 5 times a week for 30-45 minutes.
Go dry (no alcohol till the big turkey day, boo!) for fun mocktail recipes find out how you can gain access to our private site and make them in your very own Light Side of Health Wine or Cocktail/Mocktail tumbler.
We would love for you to post your meals, workouts, gratitude journaling, fall gardening, and fun! Be sure to tag us on @ligthsidofhealth on Instagram or Light Side of Health on Facebook and use hashtags #LSHTurkeyChallenge. We will get this challenge in full swing on Monday, November 1st!
The winner of our challenge will receive our Keep Growing Coffee Tumbler!
Below are some cardio suggestions that really get the heart rate up and break the cardio/workout pleatu. Let us know what some of your favorite ways to mix up cardio is in the comments below!
Jump Rope for 15-30 minutes. You can do this anywhere and even at your places of work’s parking lot. Who cares if you look crazy, you will look good in your swimsuit.
Go for a 20-30 minute tempo run. Sample tempo run:
1/2 mile jog
- 30-second sprint
- 60-second jog
- Repeat 5 times
1/2 mile cool down
Body Weight HIIT Workouts
Some of the toughest workouts require no equipment whatsoever. You can do this in front of your tv, in a parking lot, park, or anywhere you wish. I have outlined some of my favorite bodyweight moves:
- Burpees + Push-Ups
- Squat Jumps
- Pulse Squats + Jumps
- Pulse Lunges + Jumps
- Russian Twists
- Sit-Ups + Leg Ext
Take It To To The Hills or Stairs
Be sure to warm up and then do as many hill or stair sprints as possible. You will find that you won’t be able to do this for long!