How To Get Fit For A Fab Halloween

16th Oct 2014 / By Guest Contributor

Halloween is around the corner, which means haunted houses, pumpkin everything, and costume parties galore. From flirtatious felines to voodoo vixens there’s no shortage of sexy this time of year. While a busy social calendar tends to trump working out, there’s no need for a gym membership to help you look and feel your best on the big night! Whether you’re heading to a hot new club or your BFF’s annual bash, this easy two-week plan will help you look toned and tight by All Hallows’ Eve. So line up your favorite Fabletics outfits and grab a bottle (or three!) of water: this is your plan to get fit for a fab Halloween.

What to eat:   
Forget counting calories: lean protein, veggies, and greens are your new best friends. Aim for three meals a day with a healthy snack or two if needed, but leave the candy to the kids. Try celery with hummus or cinnamon-topped apple slices instead. Try to avoid alcohol, and be sure to drink plenty of water every day – dehydration actually makes you retain water, which leads to bloating.

What to do:
HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts are the fastest way to tone up in a flash. Aim to work out 5 times a week for 30 minutes – if your workouts are effective, you won’t need much more. Choose one of the following workouts each day, mixing them up as you see fit. Be sure to give yourself a couple minutes to stretch and cool down before and after each work out to prevent injuries and curb sore muscles. Don’t know how to do a move? Consult YouTube for a quick demonstration, and always be sure to exercise safely!

HIIT Workout #1 – Arms and chest
– 1 minute jumping jacks
– 30 seconds pushups
– 1 minute high knees
– 30 seconds burpees
– 1 minute squats with shoulder press (5 lb. weights)
– 30 seconds tricep kickbacks (5 lb. weights)
– 30 seconds lateral raises
– 1 minute plank hold (you can do it!)
Repeat 5 times

HIIT Workout #2 – Abs and butt
– 30 seconds butt kickers
– 30 seconds squat jumps
– 1 minute lying dumbbell chest fly (5 lbs weights)
– 30 seconds side plank (left side)
– 30 seconds side plank (right side)
– 1 minute bicep curls with alternating lunges
– 30 seconds crunches
– 30 seconds crunch hold
– 1 minute bicycle crunches
Repeat 5 times

HIIT Workout #3 – 30 minute run with intervals
– 2 minute speed walk
– 3 minute jog
– 30 second sprint
– 30 second walking recovery
Repeat 5 times

What’s your favorite workout move? Which Halloween costume will you be rocking this year? Let us know in the comments!

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