Hello divas! I hope that your week is going well. Mine has been pretty good. The weather has been feeling a lot like October (it won’t stay unfortunately) which has really gotten me into the fall spirit.
With fall comes all the pumpkin, the football and, of course, Halloween. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I have a serious sweet tooth after all so you can imagine I love all the treats of the season.
With all the candy and “treats” surrounding this holiday, it can be difficult to maintain those healthy habits as we get into the holiday season. Especially when you consume any leftovers like I always seem to do. So today I am sharing 5 easy ways to burn off Halloween candy.
My hubby and I do not have children yet so we don’t have to worry about massive amounts of candy laying around the house after a busy night of trick or treating. We do have 50-75 trick or treaters visit our house each year, however, meaning we have to buy massive amounts of candy and there is always a bit leftover. Which is not so good for my diet (but oh so good for my sweet tooth). This year I am determined to enjoy a bit of the chocolate goodness then have some fun burning off those calories.
1. Workout from Home
2. Go for a Run
Being a runner, this is an obvious choice. I do still have a half marathon left to race this fall so I can kill 2 birds with one stone and do a long run this weekend – preparing myself for my races and burning those extra calories.
3. Pumpkin Strength Training
I have been trying to add strength training to my routine this year and love my kettlebells. Before you throw that jack-o-lantern away, however, try my Diva Kettlebell Workout using the pumpkin instead of the kettlebells. You will feel quite festive and help build those muscles.
4. Rake Leaves
It has finally started to get colder here in Tennessee and the leaves are starting to turn. Which means the leaves are also piling up in my yard. A great way to work off some of those candy calories is to rake the leaves. You work your arms while raking and your legs when you squat to put the leaves in bags.
5. Just Move
Lastly, the easiest way to work off the calories is to just be active. Whether it’s walking the dog, chasing the hyperactive candy-hyped kids or any number of outdoor activities, the important thing is that you are moving and burning calories.