It is hard to believe that we are already approaching the holiday season. For many of us, we get very busy with travel, parties, shopping, and many other “to do’s” that are in addition to our already busy schedules.
It’s natural and hard to avoid losing motivation to get your workouts in. Or you may just feel like you literally do not have time in your schedule for exercise.
Although I appreciate wanting to enjoy the traditions and the blessings that the season brings, it is crucial to your health to come up with a plan for staying consistent with exercise through the holidays. Here are a few tips to ensure you stay on track for the next couple of months:
First, plan your workouts well in advance and put them in your calendar. Just like a Holiday party or the special traditions with your family, put it in your schedule and plan everything else around it.
Also, try to get some quick activity in on those days you feel you don’t have time for the gym or a training session. Even just a 15-minute walk in the snow could do wonders for your body and soul! If you do that even a couple times a week rather than nothing at all, that could add up over several weeks through the holidays.
Finally, don’t fall victim to the mindset of “I’ll get back on track after the Holidays.” Although the New Year is a wonderful time to get remotivated, get back into a routine and set new goals, you don’t want to start over!
Too often we see clients make huge strides in their health and fitness levels in just a few months, only to take several weeks off and then be close to back to where they were when they first started. Maintaining your current fitness levels through the holidays is a great goal, but don’t let yourself regress! Maintain or even improve your fitness so you can set even higher goals for the New Year!
If you need extra accountability through the Holidays, Axio Fitness would love to help!