It’s almost Thanksgiving, time to watch parades (and eat
Mom’s delicious pumpkin pancakes), cook a huge feast (and sample the ham while
Dad carves) and catch up with your cousins (while chowing down on your second
helping of Grandma’s homemade pie). Turkey Day is a time to indulge in
everything that you’ve been blessed with, namely good food and great family and
friends. But that doesn’t mean you’ve got hit the Black Friday sales packing some
extra poundage. Here’s how to squeeze some exercise into your holiday so you
can enjoy the sweetness of the day without loading on the guilt.
Volunteer to take
your younger cousins outside for a game of freeze tag
neighborhood friends and see if anyone is up for some powderpuff football
Speed walk a local
parade route with your pals
Sign up a last-minute
addition to your town’s Turkey Trot or holiday walkathon
Offer to book it to
the grocery store to pick up the things Mom forgot to grab
Write out cute
thank-you notes for friends, family and neighbors who live close by and deliver
on your bike.
Take the stairs at a
jog as ya tell the fam dinner’s ready (or drag ‘em downstairs to help out…or
bring decorations down from the attic).
Stand up as you watch
the rivalry game on TV—and cheer along. Even bouncing on the balls of your feet
will help boost your heart rate.
Got glorious weather?
Grab a pair of gloves and a rake and start cleaning up the yard. Just 30
minutes of this vigorous activity will have you deserving your dessert!
Make a playlist of
tunes you and your fellow chefs are thankful for this year, and bop around the
kitchen while you whip up your favorite dishes. Just be careful!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fitness, get fit fast, mind/motivation, workouts, thanksgiving, lazy girl's workouts