Halloween. Pumpkins. Candy … OH MY!!
Did you know that it takes 400 jumping jacks to work off ONE fun-sized Nestle Crunch Bar?? That’s nearly 7 minutes of constant jumping to work off ONE tiny piece of chocolate the size of my thumb! And if you’re like me, you laugh at the thought of only eating one “fun-sized” piece of candy, and wonder, “What’s the fun in that?!?”
So, here is an alternative… Enter The Great Halloween Workout: Pumpkin Spice Edition. If you do this workout for the five days preceding Halloween, you can “burn and earn” five fun-size pieces of candy from your kid’s bag. Which, personally, will make me feel 25% less guilty for the mass amounts of sweets I will still stuff in my smirking face.
Grab your pumpkin, and let’s do The Great Halloween Workout: Pumpkin Spice Edition!
Do each exercise for 10 repetitions. If you do 3 sets, you’ll burn as many calories as in a fun-sized candy bar.
These exercises can be done anywhere, anytime, only a pumpkin and a smile are needed!
For exercises like the Pumpkin Push-Up, you can adjust the intensity by changing your angle. The more parallel you are to the ground the harder it will be. Instead of going onto your knees, try another angle, like with your hands on a bench or wall.
If you are pregnant or postpartum, be sure to engage your core muscles as if you’re “hugging your baby high and tight” during each exercise. To read more about how to do that and why, read this about Diastasis Recti.
Are you one of the fortunate few who live in a beautiful, all-season climate? Take your kids to the park and try this workout on the playground! Or if snow is already in your forecast you can do this workout inside!
Looking for more help and guidance to be active? Check out this mama’s advice and what’s worked for her!
DISCLAIMER: Please do not participate in this workout if your doctor has advised you to abstain from exercise or avoid certain movements. Otherwise, this workout, when done with correct form, is safe for all types of moms and more!
Enjoy this handy printable to tape onto the back of your pumpkin, so you don’t forget!
Good luck with this Halloween workout, and enjoy the candy you’ll earn 😉