So someone told me there’s a football game on this weekend? KIDDING! I may not be the biggest football fan in the world (I’ll save that title for Chris), but the inner cheerleader in me LOVES the Super Bowl and ANY reason to celebrate! Let’s be real: You can’t watch the Super Bowl without calling it a party, and you can’t have a party without having lots of yummy food, right?
Before we get into the workout and snack tips, if you’re a busy mom like me and you haven’t stocked up on your party supplies, here are some of my favorite Super Bowl items (all on Amazon prime ready to ship to you by Super Bowl Sunday if you order today—Friday):
But while it’s okay to munch on your favorite treats while cheering on your favorite team, I have some tips and tricks up my jersey sleeves to help you stay fit and focused while keeping track of those touchdowns. I’m sharing with you my couch potato workout and some healthy eating tips to keep you focused and on track!
It’s no secret that a lot of us look forward to the commercials during the Super Bowl as much as we look forward to the game (or halftime show) itself. So, why not make an event out of those three-ish minutes? I challenge you to try this quick Couch Potato AMRAP each time the game breaks for those laughable commercials.
Bonus: challenge your kiddos! Get all their energy out so by the time J-Lo hits the stage, they’ll be well on their way to bed.
Couch Potato Workout
Each time a commercial break begins, do the following moves! Repeat as many times as you can until the game starts back up!
5 chair/couch dips: Slide to the edge of the couch and bring your legs out straight in front of you on the floor. Put your hands in position like you would for a bench dip. To make it more difficult, keep your legs straight. If you need a little more assistance, bend your knees!
Modification: Perform the movement the same as instructed above, but with knees bent at about a 90 degree angle and feet planted firmly on the ground.
10 air squats: Squat that booty down! If needed, use the couch as a stability behind you to help guide you up and down. Bonus: add a band for that extra burn!
15 crunches: Sit back on the couch just a little bit and lift your legs out straight in front of you. Engage your core and crunch! Bring your knees into your chest and back out again.
Those teams will be working hard this Sunday, and there’s no reason why you can’t put in some (fun) work too!
Super Bowl Party Tips
Super Bowl Tip Number 1: Trade out some of the greasy appetizers for veggies. Not only are they packed with vitamins, minerals, and fibers, but they have amazing health benefits.
If you just can’t bring yourself to munch on them without a dip, replace your regular dip ingredients with low or no-fat versions of sour cream, mayo, and cheese. I also have a pretty bomb Ranch Dip recipe you’ll fall in love with here.
Super Bowl Tip Number 2: Drink up! Water, that is. 😉
Drinking water is a must for so many reasons, and it’ll help you stay full throughout the big event!
Looking for more tips? Check out my Super Bowl Super Snacks post!
Okay…now I have to know: Who will you be cheering for this Sunday?! Drop it in a comment below!
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