How To Get Fit For A Fab Christmas

26th Nov 2014 / By JustFab Editor

Christmas is fast approaching, which means meals and parties galore. While a busy social calendar tends to trump working out, there’s no need for a gym membership to help you look and feel your best on the big night! Whether you’re heading to a hot new club or your BFF’s annual bash, this easy two-week plan will help you look toned and tight by the holidays. So line up your favourite Fabletics outfits and grab a bottle (or three!) of water; this is your plan to get fit for a fab Christmas.

What to eat:   
Forget counting calories; lean protein, veggies, and greens are your new best friends. Aim for three meals a day with a healthy snack or two if needed, but leave the sweets to the kids. Try celery with hummus or cinnamon-topped apple slices instead. Try to avoid alcohol, and be sure to drink plenty of water every day – dehydration actually makes you retain water, which leads to bloating.

What to do:
HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts are the fastest way to tone up in a flash. Aim to work out 5 times a week for 30 minutes – if your workouts are effective, you won’t need much more. Choose one of the following workouts each day, mixing them up as you see fit. Be sure to give yourself a couple minutes to stretch and cool down before and after each work out to prevent injuries and curb sore muscles. Don’t know how to do a move? Consult YouTube for a quick demonstration, and always be sure to exercise safely!

HIIT Workout #1 – Arms and chest
– 1 minute jumping jacks
– 30 seconds pushups
– 1 minute high knees
– 30 seconds burpees
– 1 minute squats with shoulder press (2.5kg weights)
– 30 seconds tricep kickbacks (2.5kg weights)
– 30 seconds lateral raises
– 1 minute plank hold (you can do it!)
Repeat 5 times

HIIT Workout #2 – Abs and butt
– 30 seconds butt kickers
– 30 seconds squat jumps
– 1 minute lying dumbbell chest fly (2.5kg weights)
– 30 seconds side plank (left side)
– 30 seconds side plank (right side)
– 1 minute bicep curls with alternating lunges
– 30 seconds crunches
– 30 seconds crunch hold
– 1 minute bicycle crunches
Repeat 5 times

HIIT Workout #3 – 30 minute run with intervals
– 2 minute speed walk
– 3 minute jog
– 30 second sprint
– 30 second walking recovery
Repeat 5 times

What’s your favourite workout move? Which Christmas outfit will you be rocking this year? Let us know in the comments!

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