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Weekly Workouts + Thanksgiving Bodyweight Workouts to do At Home
Thanksgiving is almost here!! Which means many of you will be traveling, stuffing your faces, and will be thrown off your normal routine. But not to worry, I’m here to help you with a couple of those details. Of course, I’ve been sharing all sorts of healthier versions of Thanksgiving recipes with you guys and still have one more to share with you tomorrow, but I’m also here to help you with your workout routine! This week I’m sharing what I did in the gym last week, my favorite workout music, a bunch of on sale fitness apparel, AND then I’m giving you 5 days of workouts that can all be done at home! So whether you are traveling to a family’s house or are staying at a hotel during the holidays, you can keep up with your workouts. No excuses during the holidays! You may not always be able (or want) to control what you’re eating, so make sure you take control of your fitness. Don’t let the holidays take control of your life!! Enjoy your life, take care of yourself, and get back on track right away!
I decided this week to take a break off sharing what I ate in a day. I had a hard time even bringing that back because I got a lot of backlash when I first shared those kinds of posts. But I understand that now because honestly, I didn’t eat enough back then and wasn’t taking good enough care of my body. But nowadays, I try to eat as well as I can, eat more than I used to, listen to my body and when it’s full, and I really try to eat more veggies because those seem to lack in my daily diet. So when someone tells me that I’m not a good role model or my diet sucks (which happened last week) it really frustrates me because I’m doing the best I can and it has really worked for me. Somedays I eat more, some less, somedays I eat strictly paleo and sometimes I don’t. I live a lifestyle that works for me, keeps me healthy and makes me happy. I share it because people have asked me to. I think what we forget is that no diet or lifestyle works for all people. No recipe works for every person, no workout, no outfit. So I share what works for me because that ONE recipe or that ONE outfit or that ONE post may help you in some way. I’m saying all this because I think it’s good to remind ourselves sometimes that life is about living your own best life. You find what works for you and you do you. So before you jump to judgment on someone and what they are eating or how they are living their life, remember that that life is not yours, so there is no need for any frustration. Time to be grateful for the life you have and to make it better one day at a time. Through workouts, through recipes, through fashion, through positivity, and definitely through whatever you like to do best! Now let’s start this thankful week off with some workouts!
Sunday – I am legitimately worthless at Sundays. I don’t know what it is, but I truly hate working out that day. So I usually just don’t go that day and plan my week around it. But since I had a friend in town on Monday and wouldn’t be able to make it to the gym, I dragged myself in on a Sunday to do almost nothing. In this workout below, I pretty much just went through the movements. As I’ve said before, something is better than nothing.
12 minute AMRAP:
3 clean and jerks
15 pull ups
Then 5 rounds of: 6 pike push ups and 20 dead bugs
Monday – Rest day/Work day with Cassy from Fed and Fit
Tuesday – CrossFit Class – This week at our gym, we did some retesting of our 1 rep max lifts. Since I will probably never be near my old personal records (when I used to compete in CrossFit), I just try to be content with a good lift, no matter how heavy it is. This was the perfect day for it. I did a great job with my squat snatch, even though it wasn’t very heavy in comparison, I was still happy with a good looking lift!
16 mins To Find A New 1 Rep Max Snatch – I got to 115#
Then 5 Rounds For Time Of: (13 min time cap)
12 Deadlifts (135/95)
9 Hang Power Snatch (135/95)
6 OH Squats (135/95)
I finished in 10:04 using 85#
Wednesday – CrossFit Class – Both deadlift and bench press are both lifts I absolutely do not care about. If I push it too far in a deadlift, I’ll hurt myself and bench press just hurts my boobs. So I just made sure my movements were good and then stopped when I felt like it could get sketchy.
Find a 1 Rep Max Deadlift & Bench Press. – I got 205# DL and 100# BP
Then 9 min Partner Workout
Partner 1: 250m Row
Partner 2: Max KB Swings (70/55)
**score is total KB Swings per pair** – We got 220 reps using 35# KB
Thursday – CrossFit Class – This workout is a soul crusher. Because for me, I could do all 30 in a row and you can continuously move through the running and rowing. So it’s just a killer. You should definitely do it. She’s a beaut.
Strict Press: 12 mins To find a new 1 Rep Max. – I got to 87#
Then 3 Rounds For Time:
30 Wall Ball
I finished in 17:24 rx
Friday – CrossFit Class – Even though my squat weight isn’t very heavy, I was very happy with my weight since I haven’t been squatting heavy for months and months now. And the second part killed the abs so I was happy with my Friday workout. Especially since it ended with dodgeball and watching people do a beer mile to celebrate Movember! I love my gym.
Front Squat: 17 mins to find a new 1 Rep Max. – I got to 150#
Then 10 min AMRAP Of:
20 Toes To Bar
20 HSPU (kipping allowed)
20 Pull Ups
I got 2+13 reps rx
Saturday – CrossFit Class
:30 seconds of 12 deadlift (185/125)
2:00 max effort rowing or air dyne
after 3 rounds, 5 minutes rest then –
:30 seconds of 12 dumbbell snatch (choose weight)
2:00 max effort double unders
I got a total of 74 calories on the air dyne and 561 double unders
Favorite Workout Music Right Now:
Around U by Ellie Goulding
Good to be Alive by Andy Grammar
Electric Love by Borns
On Sale Fitness Apparel:
These blue stripped pants for 33% off
This half zip pullover for 25% off
Nike Free 4.0 Flyknit (in 8 colors) for 30% off
This tank top for 40% off
Fleece Zip Up Jacket for 30% off
5 Days of Workouts to do At Home or While Traveling over the Holidays:
Day 1: Working off the appetizers
20 minute AMRAP:
10 v-ups, 15 push ups, 20 air squats, 25 mountain climbers
Day 2: Time to burn off that stuffing
bench dips, burpees, jumping lunges (each leg), tuck jumps
Day 3: Jump away the cocktails
50 jumping squats
25 russian twists
50 single leg deadlift (25 each leg)
25 lying leg raises
50 side skaters
25 bicycle crunches
Day 4: Minute to win it (that metabolism, that is)
1 minute: wall sit
1 minute: burpees
1 minute: pike push ups
1 minutes: flutterkicks
1 minute: rest
Day 5: 10 Rounds to Let Go of the Sugar
Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.
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