Jet Set Body Thanksgiving 5 Step Survival Guide

>It’s that time of year again in the USA…Thanksgiving!!! The time where eating becomes a sport, or at least that is how we treat it! First, let’s all remember that Thanksgiving is actually one day, not a week long event. Second, with a pre and post plan, you’ll be able to enjoy every treat offered an not feel deprived (or sick).

Step 1: The Pre-Thanksgiving Workout

Wake up Thanksgiving morning, eat an on-plan breakfast and get sweaty. You may be out of town visiting family, or your gym could be closed, so you need a workout you can do ANYWHERE! This would be a great day for the Jet Set Body Thanksgiving Functional Workout (see below) followed by a round of HIIT Sprints outside! Whatever you do, the goal is to get super super sweaty in minimum time!!!

Thanksgiving Functional Workout:

5 min Warm Up on Bicycle

Set One – Do 3x
15 Jump Squats
15 Incline Push Ups on Bench
15 Leg Raises on Roman Chair
1 min Jump Rope

Set Two – Do 3x
15 Burpees
15 Decline Push Ups (feet on ball)
15 Knees to Elbows (each side)
1 min Jump Rope

Set Three – Do 3x
15 Jump Lunges (each side)
15 Wide Push Ups
15 Single Leg V-Ups (each side)
1 min Jump Rope

Step 2:  Drink Enough Water PRIOR to the “Big Dinner”


Drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water. So, if you weigh 150 lbs, drink a minimum of 75 ounces of water, if you weight 240 lbs, drink a minimum of 120 ounces of water. Water is the key to “flushing” everything out of your body….quite literally!

Step 3:  Sample Everything on ONE Plate

With so many delicious options, it’s easy to overload your plate. Feel free to indulge in the sweet potato casserole and the stuffing, but aim to put no more than one scoop of the heavier items on your plate. And, throwing in a salad or green veggies will only help your body process the extra-yummy sticky stuff. After your done with your Thanksgiving meal, wait 20 minutes before heading for seconds. Chances are your head will catch up to your over-full stomach by then and you won’t want another plate. Also, think about making a healthy side item, Kim has a bunch of options in her healthy Holy Sh*t for the Holidays Cookbook!

Step 4:  Go For A Post-Thanksgiving Dinner “Thankful Walk”

Thanksgiving is about reflecting on what you are thankful for and spending time with your loved ones. Instead of plopping on the couch, and watching TV, put on a heavy coat to keep you warm and take your family for a nice long walk to talk about what you are thankful for….trust me, after the walk, you’ll be thankful you took it as it’ll help you digest that dinner!

Step 5:  Black Friday Get Back on Plan

Repeat Steps 1 & 2….basically, get super sweaty and drink plenty of water! Also, turn down any sugary or fatty leftovers, but take the white meat of the turkey and veggies so you can make Kim’s Thanksgiving Leftover Soup Recipe.


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    November 28, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I love walking. If only I could walk from and to my office I would, and it does help digest the food we ate easier. But to convince my family to have a long walk after eating is a challenge. Thank you for this awesome tips.

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