Burn Off a Mince Pie! Christmas Conditioning Workout and Message!

Photo of Marianne posing in workout gear and a santa hat wishing everyone Merry Christmas

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Obviously, most of you know that I am not going to sit and lecture you or guilt-trip you for enjoying Christmas goodies – I think we should enjoy Christmas in whatever way makes us least stressed and most happy! So, if you don’t want to burn off a Mince Pie yet … you don’t have to! I may need to burn off more than one in a few days time 😛

Just remember one thing – if you normally feel REALLY guilty about it all afterwards and start stressing in the New Year, then identify that behaviour and this year try a new approach 🙂

Now a little Christmas talk…

I have a love / hate relationship with Christmas! I love what Christmas means to me; I hate what is seems to do to nearly everybody else!

Regardless of what you believe (in your Religion), Christmas should not be about what people want! Yet that’s all I hear. Work colleagues talking about their children WANTING WANTING WANTING.  What people hope for are things that they do not need.  They think they do though!  It’s all buy buy buy and all about satisfying the greed of others!

Years ago my Granda Jim use to talk about how the Mafia were behind Christmas Greeting Cards and he refused to buy them. In fact, he didn’t buy into consumerism at all because he knew, at the end of the day, it was feeding some fat-cat’s wallet and fueling the greed of humanity. All helping people confuse want with need. I used to think he was paranoid but as I have gotten older, I wish I could hear more of his wisdom.

I realise that the economy needs this growth, but where has the true message of Christmas gone??

For me, Christmas is all about SHARING! Sharing your love, time, company, food and drink with the most important people in your life (Family and friends) while giving what you can to help the people and animals who are struggling more at this time of year.  I like to donate food to the Animal shelter and give what I can to charity.  I do know that the same people and animals don’t just struggle at this time of year, but I think everyone should feel that they are cared about at Christmas; so if what you give makes someone feel this – then THAT is a feeling worth sharing!

Before I share today’s workout I just want to say a big Thank You to everyone for coming back here week after week and following my workouts! I appreciate every last visit and every last comment – because each one enriches the content here and brings a sense of community and such a great buzz.  I always say that Myomytv would be nothing without its faithful readers.

So, I wish each of you a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS! x

The Workout

Set your Gymboss Interval Timer for 21 cycles of 15 seconds recovery and 45 seconds effort. Aim to complete 3 rounds of the following 7 exercises for conditioning:

  1. Burpees (I did them without Push Ups)
  2. Thruster (right) (12kg then 14kg)
  3. Thruster (left) (same weight)
  4. Two-Handed KB Swing (20kg)
  5. Contralateral Reverse Lunge (Right leg forward, 16kg KB on Left)
  6. Contralateral Reverse Lunge (Left leg forward, 16kg KB on right)
  7. Bench Jump Overs

I realise I said I would post my numbers, but I didn’t write them down at the time and I didn’t have enough time today to go through each video clip and count them – but I’m sure you’ll all survive without them 😉

It was a good wee buzz and I enjoyed using a lighter weight for the Thrusters. I hate Thrusters because they take the breath clean out of you!

Happy Workout All!

Marianne xo

  • December 23, 2011

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