Yeah, I’m not sure how it happened either, but somehow this year has completely flown by and we’ve officially hit the holiday season.
(I’ve tried to deny it for as long as possible, but since there’s a massive Christmas tree in my city’s town square and Thanksgiving is in a week, I guess I can’t avoid it any longer…)
Every year, one of the biggest concerns people tend to have around the holidays is how they can avoid destroying all the hard work they’ve put into their fitness and nutrition all year round—yet still actually enjoy the holidays.
It’s a pretty good question to ask yourself, especially since the average American gains one to two pounds over the month of December. This isn’t a huge problem in and of itself—it’s fairly easy to lose that tiny bit of extra weight if you put your mind to it—the bigger issue is that most people never lose those extra pounds after the holiday parties and baking extravaganzas are over, which can add up significantly over time.
But all is not lost. I promise you that not only can you go to all your holiday parties, continue your family cookie baking tradition, and even indulge in some of those fun holiday drinks, you can do it all without significantly halting your progress in the short-term, and definitely not do any long-term damage.
Workout type: 12 minute
V ups are one of my favorite abdominal exercises ever, which is why you see them included in so many of the 12 Minute Athlete workouts.
Yet despite being relatively simple to do (no equipment needed, no complicated moves to remember, etc.), I get quite a few emails from people telling me that their V ups look more like a dead fish than a proper gymnastics-style V up.