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Hallo-Workout: Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween y’all! Woody, Buzz and Forky are super excited to go trick-or-treating this year! Since Buzz (Gabe) was born the day after Halloween, this is his first one. Here’s a peek at their warm weather costumes from Zoo Boo a few weeks ago.

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Unfortunately, it’s freezing here in Southeast Texas today which we did NOT plan for. After weeks of 80-90 degree days, we got a windy cold front. On the plus side, we’re finally getting the chilly fall weather we wanted. I just wasn’t prepared for 40 degrees and 20 mph winds.

What are your Halloween plans? We’ll be celebrating Gabe and trick-or-treating around my street tonight! No matter what your plans are this year for your Halloween celebrations, there is a good chance you’ll need a good workout and possibly a healthy reminder that candy = calories!

Totally Tubular Halloween Workout

This bad boy is a great resistance band workout that I came up with years ago, but I dug through the blog and pulled it out this week to give it a go. I mentioned in my Halloween Cookies & Cream Puppy Chow post that I LOVE a good theme, so I couldn’t resist doing my Halloween “themed” workout on Hallo-week!

There are a few adjustments to my workout this year, mostly in the abs department. I chose not to get up and down since every time I laid on the floor, Brody crawled on top of me. It made for some interesting V Sit attempts.

You can check out my video with all of these moves on this Instagram post from yesterday! It’s a sped up sample version of me doin 4-6 reps of each exercise for reference.

If you don’t have a resistance band, this set from Amazon is a great one. It’s only $21, and it comes with 5 different band resistances that you can mix and match as well as a few different handle types! If you don’t have Amazon Prime, you can check out this set from Walmart that’s on sale for $17 right now!

Trick or Treat? The reality of Halloween Candy

Don’t forget just how many calories get packed into those tasty Halloween treats. People estimate that kids eat between 3,500 to 7,000 calories on Halloween night alone, and that’s not counting all the candy they’ve eaten leading up to and after the big night.

Calories unfortunately count for us grown ups too, and the work you have to do to burn it off isn’t pretty. This Halloween candy conversion chart that I found years ago sheds an ugly truth. I posted it on my Facebook page yesterday, but knew that I had to share again.

Be sure to check it out to see just how much you need to workout to burn those bad boys. Thank goodness I’m training for the Dopey Challenge!

Remember Moderation is Key

Don’t let calorie counting get you down or ruin your good time on Halloween, just remember that moderation is key! Try not to eat too many of you kids candy bars or don’t overindulge at your Halloween party! Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, so don’t go overboard now!

Have a fun and safe Halloween y’all!

What’s your favorite candy and how do you plan to burn it off? Drop it in the comments!

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(6) Comments

  1. Wow, the number of calories consumed by kids on Halloween is crazy! It reminds me to keep things in check for not only me but for my kids as well. That Halloween candy conversion chart is a powerful tool!

    1. Yes! I was shocked when I saw the numbers. I hate to be a buzz kill on Halloween, but hope it’s just a friendly reminder to keep things in moderation!

  2. These are great reminders! Perfect workout to have while thinking about digging in to that candy bag!!

    1. Exactly! A little moderation is key. Not to put a damper on the kids’ fun, but a simple reminder not to go crazy!

  3. Donnya says:

    Omg !! I love Reese’s and snickers ! I didn’t know it would take that much to burn it off ??

    1. Right!? Seeing how much you have to do to burn it off puts things into perspective!

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