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Will You Exercise on Christmas Day?

I like to keep up with my regular exercise routine, especially when I'm traveling, but sometimes during the holidays, I have so much going on that I don't have time to fit in my usual sweat session. Most of Christmas Day is spent as it should be — relaxing and spending time with the family I don't see very often — but after all the festivities are over, I try to get a few family members to go for a snowy hike in the woods. One year, we went nighttime skiing. This year I'm going to suggest ice skating. What about you?

Zulkey Zulkey 7 years
I did Jillian Michaels shred on Christmas day. That night I got a horrible case of stomach flu though then and I haven't exercised since. I plan to get back in the gym tonight though.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
I usually do, but I have a respiratory infection in my chest & figured it wouldn't be wise. I'll definitely make up for it!
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I didn't do any exercising at all on Friday. Actually, I still haven't done any workouts.
itsthatgaljay itsthatgaljay 7 years
I took the dog for a walk / run at 6.30 in the morning. But that is only because I couldn't sleep (I never sleep well Christmas Eve). I confess, I exercise much, much less than I should. But if I'm in the mood and I can, I do. So if I feel in the mood on Christmas day and I can...
NurseKimberly NurseKimberly 7 years
Yes, I did...
runningesq runningesq 7 years
quickie 4 miler before presents :)
kia kia 7 years
I usually do but not this year. I did workout the day after though.
mek123 mek123 7 years
Since my gym was closed Xmas day I went for a walk on the beach.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 7 years
i was going to get on the elliptical after watching a movie with my family, but a friend called and invited me over to decorate christmas cookies, so that won :-x double the work out today though
cg130 cg130 7 years
Was planning on doing JM's 30 Day Shred after everyone left, but I was too tired :(...oh well, it's one day a year!
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I had to work, so I suppose that was exercise. I'm kinda bitter about having to miss out on christmas lunch so I can serve others christmas lunch. :(
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i did an extra hard + long run yesterday so i could sleep extra hard last night. and so i could just lounge around today :D
addywisbef addywisbef 7 years
I would have, but I left my workout clothes at home. I grabbed a few pieces, but I was in such a rush I forgot to pack important gear. Oh well. I'll be back on the horse Sunday when I get home. Not to mention, lounging around for a couple of days isn't so bad.
juliarose23 juliarose23 7 years
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I think that Christmas is for relaxing with family and eating chocolate. And that is just what I did.
AZDaisy AZDaisy 7 years
I was going to...but I'm sick :( I've been sick the past couple of days and I tried to work out through it...but I think it made me worse so I'm taking today off :)
Mila_83 Mila_83 7 years
Already did!My gym is closed today so I bundled up and went for a run outside.Now I feel AWESOME!Took a hot shower,had a cup of hot tea with lemon and about to head out to see It's Complicated:)
Alyssa9986 Alyssa9986 7 years
I usually workout 6 or 7 days a week, so today I'm ALL about lounging around with the fam, enjoying my new presents, drinking some champagne, and eating a great dinner later. Back to the gym grind tomorrow, though!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 7 years
Just came back from a 13 mile run. My running buddy and I started a little bit later than usual though. Instead of running at 5:30, we change to 7:00.
DivaDivine DivaDivine 7 years
Actually Fridays are my rest day so I have the day off :)
katieb82981 katieb82981 7 years
My gym is closed, otherwise I totally would. :(
esratastic esratastic 7 years
i also already did some pilates in the morning, because the thought, that ill be eating so much today made me feel so guilty. so i decided to do my body a favour and grabbed my pilates dvd. i felt so good after the workout and could enjoy the huge breakfast with my family much more. wish you a merry chrismas guys!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I did already...I got up at 5am and did a 5 mile run through the town in the freezing cold rain. I felt fantastic afterwards, though.
sparklestar sparklestar 7 years
NO WAY. I'll catch up on my fitness blog reading but no way am I going outside. =) What's the point? I'm having a big meal & would probably bring it back up if I tried to go running. I'll possibly exercise on boxing day but honestly, I don't care right now. I work really hard the rest of the year so my body is hardly going to fall apart from 4 days of no exercise. ;p
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