Hooray, it’s Easter! This means gatherings with the family at which you eat like you’ve never seen food before. It would be great if it weren’t for that voice in the back of your mind telling you that you shouldn’t eat that much. But hey, everyone deserves a carefree Easter! Let’s get a quick workout done before hopping to those next Easter eggs!
Whether you’re trying to eat healthy or lose some weight holidays like these can be a dilemma. On the one hand you want to keep on track but on the other hand you want to enjoy these days to the fullest. The decision is yours. Personally I feel like there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself -in moderation of course!-. But if you’re really strict or think this will not be enjoyable at all, don’t do it. It’s easy like that.
But there’s also the more difficult group; The ‘I-will-treat-myself-but-feel-guilty-afterwards group’. Sounds silly doesn’t it? Still most of us will feel guilty or like they ‘failed’ whilst they haven’t done anything wrong. Try lowering that feeling of guilt by consciously deciding that you’re gonna enjoy Easter and everything that comes with it. It’s a holiday for a reason so stop stressing!
Getting a workout done is always satisfying and defenitely after indulging mountains of chocolate shaped bunnies and eggs. -oh and you know you’re gonna eat some more- Going to the gym might not be an option these days. Maybe the gym is closed, you’re not in your hometown or that little cousin of yours won’t let go of you. So why not burn some calories at home in between Easter snacking? -hey someone’s gotta finish the leftovers!-
- 20 jumping jacks
- 10 jump squats -look at you jumping like a bunny!-
- 15 hipbridges
- 1 minute plank
- 10 burpees
- 10 push ups
There are different ways of doing circuits.
You can either decide to do as many of the following exercises in 8 minutes, have some rest and then do 8 minutes again. Try going for at least 2x 8 minutes depending on the time you have.
You can also, this one is a bit more challenging, decide to do 4 circuits in a row without any rest, take 3 minutes of rest after the 4 circuits and then do 4 more.
I’m going to assume that you know these exercises but if you have any doubts google should be able to give you a helping hand. When it comes to the push ups try NOT to do them on your knees! Not able to do ‘regular’ push ups? Read here how you should be doing push ups for now.
Still need some creative yet easy ideas for Easter brunch? Check out this blogpost!
Happy Easter to you!!