Well, it's here. Visions of sugarplums and all that. Oh, wait, wrong holiday. My fault :-) Still, I'm pretty sure there's one thing on the agenda for today: Candy, candy, candy candy! (If you haven't seen the Garfield Halloween Special yet, DO IT. Spooky and cutsie at the same time!)
We all know the tips-don't buy your favorite candy, eat a sensible dinner, buy the "smarter treats", hand out inedible things, like stickers or pencils. But whats someone to do on all hallows eve when they've got all that candy candy candy in front of them? And really, who wants to be "that house" that hands out pennies? Not me. So, we do it a little different in casa Glaser. We still don't buy our faves (Reese's Pieces for me, Twix or Kit Kat for hubs), but in order to feel a bit better about indulging, we get in a good workout first.
But who in the heck can get a run or ride in with that doorbell ringing every 2 minutes?
The Halloween Workout!
The hubs and I developed this one a few years ago. Super simple, super effective. Think of it as a randomized "crossfit" in your own living room. We designate an hour (or 45 minutes, or whatever) and alternate who answers the door. When you go to the door, take note of the costumes donned by the kiddos, and each one "equals" a certain move. This year, as follows:
Ghost: 10 push ups
Super Hero: 10 sit ups
TV Character: 10 squats
Movie Character: 30 sec plank
Cowboy/Cowgirl: 10 tricep curls
Zombie/Monster: 10 bicep curls
Teenager/Lack of costume (ugh): 20 jumping jacks
Baby in costume: 10 burpees
Princess/Witch: 10 squat leaps
Other: 30 sec jump rope
What's your plan this Halloween?