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Fitness Expert Katrina
by Katrina Hodgson, Diet.com Fitness Expert

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Between shopping and getting everything organized for the Holidays, things can get a little crazy. It will be more difficult to squeeze in your workouts. My suggestion to my clients is do whatever you can!! Here are a couple tips and a simple 30 minute workout to help you be stress free throughout the coming weeks!

- Take 30 minutes a day for you - to either do your strength training routine or a walk or cardio.

- Leave enough time each day to plan the next. Pack your gym bag, set aside your shoes and prepare meals ahead of time! Organization will help you plan for success!

Here is a very simple yet effective workout routine. Sometimes if you have too much on your plate you end up completely skipping it. If you can take a half hour a day, that will equal about 900 minutes of exercise that you wouldn't have done!

In the gym or at home!

  • Warm-up 5 minutes - Cardio machine or march in place at home.
  • Squat with shoulder press (5-10 lbs) - 15 reps, 2 sets

    Shoulder press to squat


  • Single leg deadlift with medicine ball, dumbbell, or jug of water - 15 reps, 2 sets

    Single Leg Deadlift

  • Alternating chest press on ball (5-10 lbs) - 15 reps, 2 sets

    Single Arm Chest Press on Exercise Ball

  • Bent over row (5-15 lbs) - 15 reps, 2 sets

    Bent Over Row

  • Ball sit-ups - 15 reps, 2 sets

    Crunches on Exercise Ball

  • 10 minutes - Cardio machine or march in place at home.

    Have fun!

    Sincerely,

    Katrina

    Katrina Hodgson, NASM CPT, BS Health Science, has helped thousands reach their goals by designing fitness programs with her workout videos and her website ToneItUp.com. As one of Diet.com's featured personal trainers she hopes to share her passion for fitness and continue to make a positive impact for the Diet.com community.

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