Turkey day is on the way friends, and we like to indulge. There is no calorie counting on that gorgeous third Thursday of November. So how about putting a little “money in the bank!” Try the pre thanksgiving workout challenge!
Here is the challenge because you know we love our 16’s!
16 Pumpkin Squats (No need to use a real pumpkin – but we did! LOL, you can use a weight instead of pumpkin), get nice and low, but make sure that you track your knees and keep your core engaged. For this first one just hold that pumpkin at chest height.
16 more Pumpkin Squats with overhead lifts!
16 Pilgrim Twists (yes! usually, these babies are called Russian twists
16 Ronde de Jambes on the right
16 Ronde De Jambes on the left
8 Pilates push ups (remember from your apps, these babies include a full roll up to a standing position, in between, and be sure to keep your elbows in close!
Done? Now Instagram a pic of yourself doing one of the moves from the challenge + tag a friend for a chance to win a cute pair of tights or a tank from one of our partners. ??
We have your Sunday Fittbe To Do List for the day. Self Care, and taking in the fun and beauty of the season is always a good thing!
Your mission is to get through as many of these as you can. I think its pretty doable!
? Go for a walk and take in the fresh air!⠀
Going for walks in the cool air is a favorite pastime to enjoy this timer of year. Whether by yourself to just think, or enjoy some music, or with a buddy or two – try to make some time for a walk today. For my family, going for a walk or a run is our reset button. We chat, get ideas, and laugh a lot. The idea of adding a little music to the situation if you’re alone is so nice too – lately I’ve been craving calm piano music. So, that’s probably what I’ll pick for today’s Sunday funday jaunt if I end up going by myself!
? Call or write a friend⠀
Reaching out to a friend – maybe one you haven’t talked to in a while, is such a feel good thing to do! Just let someone know you are thinking about them, maybe remember a shared time together. It’ll help you to slow down and appreciate the good things!
? Stretch or do a Fittbe Pilates Session!⠀
Naturally, you need to do something good for your body today! A slow stretch session, or a lovely Pilates practice is the perfect way to treat yourself to fit fun. We’ve just posted brand new sessions in your Fittbe Pilates apps too!
? Make something Pumpkin!⠀
Pumpkin is so good for you ~ Bonus, it’s going to help you enjoy the spirit of the season! I love Trader Joe’s pumpkin spread on a pumpkin bagel – ok, if you’re thinking that’s a lot of pumpkin, you’re right – but those pumpkin bagels are astoundingly delicious. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin biscotti, pumpkin spiced lattes – there are just so many goodies featuring pumpkin! What are your favorite pumpkin recipes?
? Light a spicy candle!
Candle light is the coziest. We just need to make the effort to make spaces cozy our hearts and minds happy ?
The time to begin is here guys. What is stopping you from going after your goals? Dreaming is great, but at a certain point, I think you just have to go. Go, make some mistakes, and then go again.
In considering goals, I think we can get almost distracted by obsessing over the results at times. Don’t get me wrong here – Do we want to be results oriented? Or course, but we need to avoid thinking about the long game so obsessively that were are stopped before we start. The solution is simple.
Begin. Begin today. ” It sounds simple, doesn’t it? Think about the beginning because beginnings are exciting and energizing.
Whether it is a career goal, a health and fitness goal, a learn a new skill, or clean out the garage goal. Just start!
Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you will make your tomorrow. – L. Ron Hubbard.
Image: Don’t wait until tomorrow to live your best fit life ever!
By focusing on the now… the right now. Today, make a promise to yourself to chase your goal. To relentlessly start. That’s how you get to the tomorrow you want whilst enjoying today.
A friend once sat in our living room “couch coaching” a soccer game. He kept saying, “don’t wait, do it now.” We laughed so hard at the childlike simplicity. Yes, success does require calculation, and it does require procedure. But, it also requires a focus upon the “right now.”
Image: Be a goal getter!
Why not put whatever is on your mind into action today. If it’s reconnecting with a loved one, adding 10 minutes to your workout, or trying a new healthy habit. It’s not about yesterday and it’s not about tomorrow, it’s today baby and it’s here now. ? #Fittbe
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The Fittbe Apps were launched in 2010 on iOS as a way to connect with Pilates, Barre, and Yogalates enthusiasts worldwide! They are for people of all levels and interests. We encourage you to give them a try and enjoy how Pilates, Barre, and Yogalates can enrich your life! Created by Kira, a passionate and uplifting teacher with over 2 decades of experience and classical training. She studied at Pacific Northwest Ballet, and has degrees from Pepperdine and the University of Washington.