Fit your Fitness in during the Holiday Season!
It’s getting colder, you’re busy, and the focus is primarily on food and family, not working out. But don’t let the holidays set back your fitness. With a little discipline and determination, you can stay on track and enjoy your holiday traditions and time off.
Get the family moving. Instead of a board game or a movie, encourage your family to get up and move. Go for a walk, go roller or ice-skating, or just put on some music and dance around the living room! Maybe even build in some fitness to your board games – every few moves everyone needs to squat!
Walk between errands. Walk an extra block or lap while you’re shopping, or park far away from the store entrance.
Give yourself a present. New workout clothes, new fitness equipment, a new fitness tracking device or a new gym membership (eh hem CrossFit Torque) might help you stay motivated when you’re tempted to take it easy.
Start a new family tradition. Many communities have holiday-themed walks or runs between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sign up with family or a group of friends, and plan to do it again next year.
Keep workout clothes and shoes in your car. If you’re always prepared, it’s easy to stop at a park, gym or walking track and fit in a workout on the go.
Don’t get discouraged. If you fall off the wagon and skip a workout or have an extra holiday cookie, chalk it up to being human and resolve to do better. Don’t let a little step back become a big backslide.