If you allowed yourself to over indulge last Thanksgiving and through the holidays, it might have taken months to overcome the resulting bulge and get your fitness back on track. Don’t start another new year that way. Just because it is the holiday season does not mean your fitness progress should be thrown out the window. Health and overall wellness is a lifestyle that lasts year round and, if anything, fitness is more important in this season of busyness, stress, and food-centered celebrations.
To make sure that you stay on track this holiday season, plan ahead! Plan your exercise for early in the morning when holiday festivities are not likely to occur. The important thing is to keep your regular workout schedule as part of your daily calendar during the long holiday weekends. If you do not already have one, find a fitness partner to help keep you accountable.
A strict schedule may be difficult to maintain with holiday gatherings and family in town – even harder if you are the family or guest visiting from out of town. You may need to be flexible to make sure you can still devote time to your fitness routine. If your plan gets off track, it is no biggie. Do not beat yourself up and give in to temptation and laziness, just get back on track the next day. If you need workout ideas for this busy season, try this quick but effective workout from Women's Health Magazine.
By planning for fitness, you will have no excuse! I try to get my workouts done first thing in the morning so that I will not be too tired or distracted to do them when I get home from gatherings with family and friends.
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