Join Our Healthy for the Holidays Fitness Plan

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Join Our Healthy for the Holidays Fitness Plan

Good news! You can meet all of your commitments from now until New Year’s and still squeeze in your workouts. In fact, working out might help you survive the holiday season. Best of all, we’re here to help!

Instead of tossing your healthy lifestyle aside, we’re challenging you to join us for our Healthy for the Holidays plan, designed to help you maintain your healthy habits (without deprivation or going to extremes!) for the next four weeks. You. Can. Do. This.

Here’s how it works: Simply follow our recommended weekly workout rotation below. Each suggested daily workout is 20 minutes or less — making it easy to fit in fitness, even with a hectic schedule. You can follow along with our workout videos or do your own workout, so long as you get your daily dose! Here’s a preview…

The Healthy for the Holidays Weekly Workout Plan

Repeat the schedule below for the next four weeks (and add your own workouts whenever you like). Remember to check in with us daily on the blog or on social media, so we can cheer you on. Tag @MyFitnessPal, and use the hashtag #MyFitnessPal.

Feel free to start Day 1 on Sunday or Monday, whatever day works best for your weekly routine:

Day 1:  Indoor Cardio Workout

Day 2: Total Body Training

Day 3: A.B.S. (Abs, Back + Stability)

Day 4: Interval Training

Day 5: Stretch + Relax

Day 6: Wild Card Workout (optional)

Try something new! Join a friend for a new fitness class, ski with your partner, speed walk in the mall. Think outside of the box, and challenge your body with something different.

Day 7: Active Rest Day

Enjoy a day off but stay active by walking, cleaning, dancing, playing with the kids — and remember: Holiday shopping counts!

Tell us you’re in!

Leave us a comment below and let us know that you’ll be joining in on this series. You can also check in on social media using the hashtag #MyFitnessPal (also tag @MyFitnessPal). We’re here to support each other and be accountable. Don’t be shy, we’re all in this together!

About the Author

Jessica Smith
Jessica Smith

As someone who struggled to lose weight for years, Jessica found that the key to her own 40-pound weight loss was making small, healthy lifestyle changes that led to big, lasting results. Now, as a certified wellcoach, fitness instructor and personal trainer, she has spent the last 15 years helping students and clients reach their goals in New York City, Los Angeles and Miami. She now reaches millions online through her YouTube Channel and home exercise DVD series. Please visit to learn more about her fun, results-driven programs for all levels of exercisers.


254 responses to “Join Our Healthy for the Holidays Fitness Plan”

  1. jessicasmithtv says:

    Ok team! Let’s keep the accountability and support going to help each other stay on track (don’t wait until the New Year!). Who is joining us? 🙂

  2. De-anne says:

    I’m in!!!

  3. Laura says:

    I’m in!

  4. Kylee says:

    Thanks Jessica, I had never did an work out until I did the fall into fall with you, now I’m hooked. Being out of town, gym is not an option. Your you tube videos are fun and I love Peanut too.

    • jessicasmithtv says:

      So glad you will be joining us for this plan too Kylee! Keep up the great work you are doing taking care of your body and your health 🙂

  5. Jeanette Miller says:

    I’m in

  6. Sharon says:

    Hi Jessica, I’m in! I started your fall into fitness workouts and I’m very happy that I did. You’re a fantastic instructor and motivator and I’m excited every day to work out with you. Thank you. I have 2 furry babies so I enjoy seeing Peanut too.

  7. Mary Stone says:

    I’m in

  8. Lisa Pontbriand says:

    I’m in! Love your workouts, Jessica!

  9. Shanna Smith says:

    I’m in!

  10. Patricia says:

    I’m In Jessica….I also joined the fall in workout and really enjoyed them…You’re such a good instructor and inspiration…My pug buddy loves to see peanut during our workouts

  11. Kathy says:

    I’m in! I loved your fall routines & am thrilled you have created holiday fitness routines! I especially appreciate the modifications you suggest for those who want more of a challenge or less challenging for those with an injury or just starting out. I am an educator & used to make excuses for not exercising daily, but no more! We give so much of ourselves to our students. I challenge ALL teachers to take the time for YOU! You are worth it!

  12. Patricia McAllister Rango says:

    I’m in

  13. Marci Fitch says:

    I’m in!

  14. Kara says:

    I’m in! And also looking for an ‘accountability buddy’ to help me stay motivated! Together we are stronger, right?!?

  15. momma2boys says:

    I’m in!

  16. EmmaElle says:

    Totally in

  17. Natalya says:

    I’m in!

  18. Yasmine M. says:

    I am new and need a ‘support buddy’. I can control my eating much better than to make sure I work out every day.

  19. Divina Velayo Nicolas says:

    I’m in, let’s do it

  20. Josie Velasco says:

    I’m in!

  21. J22yce says:

    I’m in

  22. Steph says:

    I’m in!

  23. Diana Popova says:

    Count me in!

  24. TamQT says:

    Started Monday! It felt great to move!

  25. Anita Wright says:

    I’m in

  26. Deanna says:

    I’m in…just starting my first day

  27. Laura Gamudi says:

    I’m in

  28. Ellen says:

    I’m in.

  29. Mert says:

    I’m in‼️

  30. Elle says:

    I’m in!

  31. Goffersn says:

    Just finished the first workout….felt great!!

  32. Janet Esther-Hannah says:

    I’m in

  33. Silvia Caston says:

    I’m in

  34. Elauria says:

    I’m in! Going to go workout right now!

  35. Daniela says:

    I’m in!!! Was looking for a workout plan why I am away on holidays over Christmas and New Years!

    • jessicasmithtv says:

      Awesome! These are all very travel friendly workouts so they should be simple to squeeze in while you are away from home 🙂

  36. chanelle says:

    Joining in

  37. Sara L. Kenerly says:

    I’m in!!!!

  38. Jennifer Lufman says:

    I’m in!

  39. Omneya Osama says:

    I’m in

  40. Essere says:

    I’m also in

  41. Lori Hagens says:

    I’m in!

  42. Sara says:

    can’t afford a gym.

  43. Audrey Caton says:

    I’m in!!

  44. Maggie David says:

    I’m in! Did the workout last night, perfect amount of sweat before sleeping

  45. LeslieM says:

    I’m In!

  46. Christie Wiebe says:

    I’m in!

  47. Linda Williams says:

    Love your workouts Jessica! I have multiple DVDs. Thank you!

  48. Wendy says:

    I’m in!

  49. Victoria says:

    I’m nervous but in!

  50. ccharko says:

    I’m in. I really need this!

  51. Alexandra Scott says:

    Looking forward to returning to Jessica Smith’s workouts after moving provinces here in Canada!

  52. Michele Deweese says:

    Can’t wait!

  53. Karen says:

    I am in for the challenge.

  54. Lilli P. says:

    I´m in! I´m going to start tomorrow morning! Greets from Frankfurt /Main 🙂

  55. Kathy says:

    I’m in!

  56. Rachel Long says:

    I’m in!

  57. Tracey says:

    I’m in.

  58. Noos2mee2 says:

    I’m definitely going to try this!

  59. Kiriden says:

    I’m in

  60. Jennifer Fischer says:

    I’m in!

  61. Dana says:

    Im in! That being written… I Hope it’s enough to make me stick to a plan

  62. feefee says:

    I’m in! Day 1 down. I will catch up with Days 2 and 3 later today!

  63. Larissa Romanchak says:

    I’m in! Did Day 1- can’t wait to move on!

  64. Catianne Ngante says:

    I’m in! I loved the Fall Back into Fitness Challenge. I’m sure I’ll love this!

  65. Vicki Kechekian says:

    I’m committed to doing Jessica’s workouts, and loved her Fall Challenge. This one sounds great too.

  66. Lacey Petry says:

    I’m in!

  67. Sheila says:

    I’m in! And may I add that I’m thrilled you created this plan for us Jessica!

  68. Odette M. Morales says:

    Count me in. Thanks for all you do for us, Jessica. God bless you.

  69. Althea Joseph says:

    I’m in! Start Friday morning; needing a kickstart and this looks good.

  70. Rea Hix says:

    I’m in!

  71. AmtH says:

    I’m in!! T hanks!

  72. Susan Kloke says:

    I’m in. I need some accountability to help me through the holidays.

  73. OlgaNM says:

    I’m in! I’ve caught up the first two workouts and they were great. Thanks!

  74. Jeannie Swain says:

    I am in! Jessica Smith, you encourage and motivate like no other!

  75. Sheilah says:

    First time poster here…I am in. I was just thinking “What in the heck am I going to do over Thanksgiving/Christmas?” I’ve already put on seven pounds and my big pants are tight. I just hope that I can keep my eating under control.

    • jessicasmithtv says:

      Welcome to the plan Sheilah! Be sure to check out the daily tips too – they are designed to help you stay on track with your goals 🙂

  76. Kathleen Bard says:

    Definitely in!!! Thank you for keeping us on track. We need you and your motivation!!

  77. Laurie Gliem says:


  78. Kennisha says:

    I am in

  79. Dianne Monroe says:

    I’m joining. Looking forward to it!

  80. Elizabeth Hossenlopp says:

    Count me in Jessica! I have followed you since April of this year and I am truly appreciative of your positive energy, your workout plans, and your helpful tips. Thank you! And Peanut too!

  81. shelley says:

    Joining in

  82. K & J says:

    I’m in!!!

  83. Jennifer McCarty says:

    I’m in!!

  84. Seva_B says:

    I’m in!

  85. sandra dingman says:

    I’m in

  86. Cindy Braboy-Crimando says:

    I’m in!!

  87. Tammy Jean Villwock says:

    I’m in!!! 🙂

  88. Jen Tielemans says:

    I’m in. Started at 7am this morning. Thanks…you rock!

  89. lois patton says:

    I in!!!!!!

  90. Tracy says:

    I’m in!

  91. Meem says:

    I’m in it!

  92. Wendy says:

    I’m in!

  93. Natalia says:

    me too

  94. Mary A Glynn says:

    Am in. Thanks for always giving us options that are flexible and fun!!

  95. Anne Vrignaud says:

    Me too !!!

  96. Angie says:

    I’m in, but where do you find the workout for days 4 and 5?

    • Alisa Drury says:

      YouTube. Did you get the list of videos in the email from Jessica? They are all there. It’s says click for the list is workouts

    • jessicasmithtv says:

      HI Angie! All of the workouts are now live (we rolled them out one day at a time last week) and linked in the above post 🙂 So glad you will be joining us!

  97. Amanda Resneck says:

    I’m in

  98. kaylie DellaLucia says:

    I’m in. Can’t wait. I love these, thanks Jessica!

  99. Sasha says:

    I’m in.

  100. Leslie Richman says:

    I’m in!

  101. Alisa Drury says:

    I’m in. Starting Sunday. I don’t have MyFitnessPal. I use Spark People. But I can post on the FB page.

  102. JStephens says:

    I AM IN!. I am going to start today.

  103. Patti Haraldsen says:

    I’m in! Started yesterday with the cardio.

  104. Amy Pettit says:

    I’m in!

  105. Katrina Delindi says:
  106. DHiggs says:

    Count me in! Need accountability!

  107. LPD says:

    I’m in ..I begin tomorrow morning!

  108. CS says:

    I’m in too! Starting now!

  109. Elizabeh Shimmel says:

    Starting now as well

  110. Janet Seymour says:

    Starting tomorrow!

  111. Stefania says:

    Let’s do this!! I am in! Starting tomorrow!

  112. Kathleen Coon says:

    Missed last week but starting the program tomorrow. Looking forward to it!

  113. Donna says:

    I’m in starting workouts today, is it just workouts or meal plans too?

  114. Arnetta Berkley Jones says:

    I’ll give it a try.

  115. Leah Tschappat says:

    Going to Try this

  116. DEANNE L WATKINS says:

    I’m in!

  117. Johanna Anez says:

    I am in, 20 mins should be easy to fit in.

  118. Diane says:

    I am in too!! Love short burst workout changes!

  119. Jenifer Gibbs LePrevost says:

    My daughter and I are going to give it a try! Thanks for the opportunity.

  120. Teri Larson says:

    I’m in just too starting today

  121. Belinda Davis says:

    I’m in started yesterday

  122. Tara says:

    It’s been a struggle and down 12 pounds so far. This is a change of pace for me and starting today!!!!

  123. Tanya says:

    I’m in!

  124. kaylie DellaLucia says:

    I’m im!

  125. Cara says:

    i’m in!

  126. sharon says:

    I’m IN! Did the Prevention 21 Day challenge last spring and lost 15 lbs, will do this until spring arrives again!

  127. Corrie Fowles says:

    I’m in, due to some conflicts I started it yesterday.

  128. Elizabeth says:

    I’ve joined, I’m on Day 4 today!

  129. Patricia Garza-Elsperger says:

    I’m in! Worked out with my trainer but will do your workouts at home

  130. Christina Griffiths says:

    I’m in. Tomorrow I’ll start Day 1.

  131. Mel says:

    I’m in on Monday

  132. April Golding says:

    I’m in. I’ll start Day 1 tomorrow

  133. Kath Kelly says:

    I just received this notice today, but count me in starting NOW! Can use all the encouragement I can get to keep my sweet tooth from taking over my holidays

  134. June Cruse says:

    Ok, I’m in!

  135. Sharon Avery says:

    I’m in starting tomorrow 🙂

  136. Amy Casciano says:

    I’m in!!

  137. Jerry George says:

    I am in!

  138. Tina Wallace says:

    I am in!!

  139. Michelle Stasenko Studer says:

    I’m in!!

  140. Mrsvpc says:

    I’m in!

  141. S Creese says:

    I’m in

  142. Ruth Ravve says:

    Count me in!

  143. Pam R-D says:

    ounds like a plan, I’m in

  144. Judith Ashton says:

    Did it!!!!

  145. maryjo jackson says:

    I’m in!

  146. Andrea says:

    I’m in!

  147. Mary says:

    I’m in!

  148. Courtney says:

    Definitely in!

  149. Ashley Fuhrmann says:

    I’m in

  150. Pamela says:

    I am in

  151. Janet Krouse-Weber says:

    I’m in

  152. Lisa Maddox says:

    I’m in

  153. Rebecca J Kibbee says:

    I’m all in.

  154. Rachelle Tessmer says:

    I’m all in!!

  155. Elga DeJesus says:

    Yes! I’m in!!

  156. Gina Negron says:

    I’m in!

  157. Megan says:

    I’m in!

  158. Tammy says:

    I’m sooo in!!

  159. Melissa says:

    I’m in! Will be sharing with my teacher friends, too!

  160. Patricia Natasha Ryan-Wernet says:

    I’m in!No extra pounds this holiday!

  161. Melissa Simard Bowers says:

    I am in!

  162. LETaylor says:

    I’m in

  163. Neice says:

    Wow I really enjoyed day 1 great way to start the morning now time to get some miles in..Be back in the morning for day 2..Everyone enjoy ur Sunday stay Healthy!!!

  164. Heidi says:

    I’m in!

  165. Bambi says:

    I’m in!

  166. Allie says:

    I’m in

  167. Suzanne Cranford says:

    I’m in

  168. Kat Christian says:

    I’m in!

  169. Cathy says:

    I’m in!

  170. Sheila Parkhurst says:

    I’m in.

  171. Lori Grosschadle says:

    I am in !

  172. Kitta says:

    I’m in!

  173. Stephanie Williams says:

    I’m in!

  174. Dawn says:

    30 lbs of post-pregnancy weight 3 months after my baby girl was born. I’m totally in!! This will be a great complement to my gym workouts!

  175. Talya Solomon says:

    I’m in !

  176. Val Markel says:

    Count me in!

  177. Julie Cannon says:

    Count me in!

  178. April says:

    Omgosh! This is so right on target for me. My daughter set up a 5 day interval training plan for me to began this week. “I’m definitely In”

  179. Kristen says:

    Day 1, DONE! For a severley out of shape person, this is a great kickstarter for me. I didn’t want to be clique again by starting on Jan 1st. After seeing a picture of myself yesterday I went through the range of emotions, but decided that I didn’t want to continue on living the way I have been. I am in a perfect place in life right now to be able to focus solely on myself and getting my body healthy again.

  180. Omar Fareed says:

    Yes count me in

  181. Catrina Franco says:

    Count me in!

  182. Kawi Shan says:

    I’m so in and thank you for the motivational plan. I just started trying to lose that last <10 lbs of vanity weight and the holiday season can sabotage my best efforts. Hopefully not this year. I simple plan but that what makes it easy to stick with. Step it up, ladies!

  183. Janice says:

    I’m in! Love Jessica Smith workouts 🙂

  184. Malia says:

    I am in! Got my workout in this morning and looking forward to crushing my Holiday goals with Daily Burn and my idol, Anja Garcia!!

  185. Ashley says:

    I’m in

  186. Corinna says:

    I’m in!

  187. Natalie says:

    I’m late but in

  188. Teresa Ripple says:

    I’m in

  189. Carrie says:

    I’m in

  190. Natasha Von Roenn says:

    I’m in

  191. Emily says:

    I’m in

  192. Mary Wang says:

    I’m pumped!

  193. Michael says:

    Let’s do it.

  194. La Verne Partlow says:

    Day 1 done!

  195. Michelle says:

    I’m in

  196. Vanessa says:

    I am in

  197. Meredith says:

    I’m in

  198. Janka says:

    I’m in. I’m ready to do this!

  199. Jennie says:

    Im in too.

  200. Erin Crawford says:

    I’m in. Getting up right now to do workout 1.

  201. Dana Williams says:

    I’m in

  202. Mrs Tim Riggins says:

    I’m in!

  203. DIanna says:

    I’m joining!

  204. thc says:

    I’m in. First workout done.

  205. anzie says:

    I’m in!!

  206. Michele Leavitt Lafferre says:

    I’m in!

  207. Lisa Barefoot says:

    I am in

  208. Elisabeth Eubanks says:

    I’m in!

  209. Kathy says:

    I’m in!

  210. sharon c says:

    I am starting 12/13/16

  211. Sandrab says:

    Starting 12/13/16!

  212. Liz c says:

    I’m in ! Better late than never

  213. Rose R says:

    I’m starting today!! 🙂

  214. Dianne says:

    I’m IN!!!

  215. Christina says:

    I’m going to start today.

  216. Intercessor says:

    I absolutely want to join the fun.

  217. collaroygal says:

    New format doesn’t show the fall back into fitness links anymore. Could those be added on here? I love the strength training and strength circuit videos.

  218. Carrie says:

    OK! I’m in! I have 200 pounds to loose, so I appreciate the low impact, no jumping, options. I can’t move as fast as the instructor, yet (lol), but I did break a sweat and had to catch my breath a couple of times, so I hope that counts! Looking forward to day two!

    • jessicasmithtv says:

      Way to go Carrie! And yes it absolutely counts! Please continue to listen to your body and make the workouts work for you – keep up the great work you are doing taking care of your body and your health. Hope to see you for another session again soon 🙂

  219. MELISSA COOK says:

    I’m in! 🙂

  220. shannon Dewitt says:

    I’m in

  221. Abeer Eid says:

    I’m in

  222. Abeer Eid says:

    can I do your 30 min power walk video on your channel? instead of doing 1st day exercise…

    • jessicasmithtv says:

      Hi! Feel free to sub in any other workouts that work better for you anytime – we’re all about you making the plan work for you 🙂 Glad you will be joining us!

  223. ALESHIA HODSON says:

    I want in even though I am a bit late starting

  224. Darci says:

    I’m in!!

  225. Rhonda Cressman says:

    I’m in too!

  226. PAMELA CARDEN says:

    Count me in!!

  227. Cindy says:

    #MyFitness…. joining to lose it before 46 on 7/19/17

  228. Cindy says:

    Counting myself in until 2/1/17 and on to another challenge to keep moving and accountable thru February!!

  229. Hobler says:

    Old but I’m in starting Sunday.

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