The Holidays are only a few days away!  And I’m so excited because we only have two more work days and then we get to enjoy some time off with friends and family.  Thursday afternoon my husband, Blitz (our dog), and I will be heading to Cleveland to spend a little time with my parents and sisters.  Then on Christmas Eve we’ll drive to Buffalo, NY to visit Tom’s family.  It’s A LOT of driving but well worth it with all the quality time we get to spend with the people we love.

One thing is for sure though when I’m spending so much time in the car I NEED to get my body moving whenever I travel.  Usually between getting a pass at a local gym, running, doing a Beachbody On Demand workout or one of my own I can get some fitness in whenever I’m away from home.  For many different types of workouts from cardio to strength training you can check out my Fitness Page, but since it’s Christmas time I thought it would be fun to do a themed workout.

This workout goes like the Song “The 12 Days of Christmas”, so you’ll do 1 Burpee with Push-up, then 2 Sumo Squats and 1 Burpee with Push-up, then 3 Star Jumps, 2 Sumo Squats, 1 Burpee with Push up, and so on.  I would also recommend going through two to three times to make it a more challenging workout.  What I love about all these exercises is you are working your entire body and it requires NO Equipment.  So it’s perfect for those of you that are traveling and don’t have access to a gym or weights this holiday season.   There is a picture for each exercise below.  Let me know if you try it!

12 Days of Christmas no equipment necessary total body workout. Work on your arms, legs, and abs by doing a variety of bodyweight exercises.

If you’re searching for last minute gifts be sure to check out my Gift Guide for the Fitness Lover or if you still need to bake some Holiday Goodies I listed all my favorite recipes here.  But be sure to take some time to enjoy the last few days before Christmas.

I won’t be back until next Tuesday so I can be with my family.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram where you can keep up with our travels, or mostly food pics, hehe.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Holiday!




1 Burpee with Push Up

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2 Sumo Squats

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3 Straight Leg Raises

double-leg-lifts

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4 Star Jumps

star-jumps

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5 Tricep Dips

triceps-dips

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6 Bicycle Crunches

bicycle-crunches

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7 Hip Bridges

traditional-bridge-exercise

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8 Mountain Climbers

mountain-climbers

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9 Squat Jumps

jump-squats

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10 Alternating Lunges

lunge-variations

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11 Jumping Jacks

jumping-jack

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12 Plank Shoulder Taps

plank-shoulder-tap

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Linking up with Annmarie, Nicole, Michelle, and Jen for Wild Workout Wednesday.  Check out other great workouts on my Fitness Page.

12 Days of Christmas inspired Total Body Workout and no equipment necessary… Click To Tweet

What are you most excited for during the Holidays?

How do you stay active when traveling?

What’s your favorite bodyweight exercise?

28 Comments on 12 Days of Christmas Bodyweight Workout

  1. Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    December 21, 2016 at 2:24 pm (5 months ago)

    This is a great workout. I love no equipment ones that can be done while you’re travelling.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm (5 months ago)

      YES! All about no equipment workouts when traveling, its too hard getting to a gym or finding equipment to use at my parents house.

      Reply
  2. Nicole @ Fitful Focus
    December 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm (5 months ago)

    Great minds think alike! I just posted a Hanukkah workout 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2016 at 12:58 pm (5 months ago)

      YES! I loved it, themed workouts somehow make them a bit easier.

      Reply
  3. Jen
    December 21, 2016 at 6:55 pm (5 months ago)

    This looks like so much fun!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm (5 months ago)

      Hope you’ll give it a try! Merry Christmas Jen!

      Reply
  4. Annmarie
    December 21, 2016 at 7:11 pm (5 months ago)

    SO fun! I might just use this as my finisher for my class tonight 🙂

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm (5 months ago)

      Oh Awesome! Let me know if you do =)

      Reply
  5. Heather @ Polyglot Jot
    December 21, 2016 at 8:58 pm (5 months ago)

    Love this fun twist on sharing a workout..I’m a sucker for themed anything 🙂 Safe travels and enjoy your time with family!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Heather! Happy Holidays to you and your family as well =)

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  6. Jenn @ Run With Sole
    December 22, 2016 at 12:41 am (5 months ago)

    Looks like a great, fun workout! Happy Holidays and have safe travels!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm (5 months ago)

      Themed workouts are always fun, especially with a buddy. Happy Holidays to you too! =)

      Reply
  7. Michelle @ Fruition Fitness
    December 22, 2016 at 1:23 pm (5 months ago)

    That’s such a cute workout…and by cute I mean with the song…the workout sounds like a tough one!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 29, 2016 at 3:59 pm (5 months ago)

      Haha, yes it’s tough but so worth it for all those holiday cookies at the end! 😉

      Reply
  8. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    December 22, 2016 at 7:19 pm (5 months ago)

    I love this workout! I’m home and hae gym access but I’m getting soooo bored of the machines.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm (5 months ago)

      I love the occasionally bodyweight workout. I’m always so surprised by how exhausted I can get just from using my own weight in exercises.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm (5 months ago)

      Themed workouts are the best!

      Reply
  9. Susie @ SuzLyfe
    December 24, 2016 at 8:03 pm (5 months ago)

    This is awesome! It works everything, will get you good, and then you have more room for yummies 😀 Happy Holidays!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 29, 2016 at 4:01 pm (5 months ago)

      Great minds think alike Susie, I workout for all the treats during the holidays 😉

      Reply
  10. Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    December 27, 2016 at 1:18 pm (5 months ago)

    Hope your Christmas went well and you had fun with the fam!!! Love the workout!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm (5 months ago)

      Same to you Julie!

      Reply
  11. Emily
    December 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm (5 months ago)

    This would be a perfect workout with my mom! Thank you Patricia!

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 29, 2016 at 4:02 pm (5 months ago)

      Yes, this is definitely a great partner workout Emily!

      Reply
  12. Stef
    December 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm (5 months ago)

    I finally got around to trying this workout and it revved up my heart rate more than I thought it would! Thanks for sharing.

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    • sweetandstrong
      sweetandstrong
      December 30, 2016 at 10:34 pm (5 months ago)

      Good! Def a cardio burner. Hope you enjoyed it, thanks for sharing!

      Reply

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