Staying with family for the holidays is one of the best parts of the celebrations, but it can really put a crimp in my work-out routine.
Between sleeping on a strange mattress, eating big meals and extra deserts, and sitting for long periods, I feel like a slug, and need to get my blood moving and breathe some fresh air. So, weather permitting I like to get out for a walk, and then do a few calisthenics to keep me balanced.
1. Brisk walk: 20-30 minutes of fast walking (swing arms and squeeze leg & butt muscles)
2. Planks: 3 sets, 60 seconds each (add alternating side leg lifts, or knee in to add difficulty)
3. Crunches: 3 sets of 20 upper & lower combined
4. Push-ups: 3 sets of 10 on toes.
This can be done with no equipment and in a very tight space, so no excuses!