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Thanksgiving Day Calorie-Busting AMRAP Workout

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Happy Thanksgiving, athletes!

I know as well as anyone that it can be really tough to work out around the holidays, especially if you’re traveling and away from your usual routine.

And while it’s always good to take a few days off of training here and there, I’m a huge believer of getting in some sort of workout or activity before having a big holiday meal. Not only will it get your metabolism revved up for the day and help to negate those calories you’re bound to consume later, it just feels good! And if you can convince one or more of your family members to do it with you, even better.

This workout is one you can do indoors in a small space with zero equipment, so it’s doable even if it’s pouring rain or snowing outside (as is usually the case on thanksgiving). I’d recommend getting it over with early in the day so you can enjoy all the food, family, and football (if that’s your thing) later on.

Work hard, and for those of you in the U.S., enjoy your holiday!

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6 Very Doable Ways to Stay Fit Around the Holidays

6 Very Doable Ways to Stay Fit Around the Holidays

If you live in the U.S. or know anyone who does, you’re no doubt aware that the Thanksgiving holiday is later this week (!).

With all the turkey, cranberries, stuffing, and a couple of slices of pumpkin pie, most Americans consume around 4,500 calories and 229 grams of fat on Thanksgiving Day.

And once the day is over, it doesn’t get any easier. There are days worth of Thanksgiving leftovers, endless holiday parties, and soon enough, it will be Christmas, bringing with it another gigantic meal. There will be plates of irresistible cookies, chocolate candies, and buttery holiday dishes. And don’t forget all of those amazing holiday-themed treats tempting you at every turn at Trader Joe’s (I want to buy them all).

So with all this temptation, should you just throw your hands up and expect to gain 5-10 pounds over the next month?

The answer is a resounding no. Because although most of us won’t be losing a lot of extra body fat over the holidays, there are some very simple, doable things you can do to maintain your progress from this past year around the holidays and go into the New Year stronger than ever.

Here are the strategies I use to stay fit around the holidays:

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