Fitness Tips for the Holidays!

Fitness Tips for the HOLIDAYS:

  1. Plan Ahead. Make time for your workouts just as you make time for each of your festive gatherings—put it on the calendar. To help ensure that you prioritize those workouts, schedule them in your planner or phone calendar, right alongside work meetings and family gatherings.
  2. Set Realistic Expectations: Let go of perfect. By resetting your expectations for your routine and fitness during the holidays, you can stay active and enjoy all the festivities without feeling overwhelmed. The holidays are hectic, so be proud of yourself for still incorporating exercise and not giving it up altogether.
  3. Try an Online App for busy & travel days: Due to the hustle of the holiday, not sure what workout to do when you’re in your grandma’s basement or have more limited gym time than usual? Don’t let the uncertainty get in your way. Many platforms offer plenty of short yet effective workouts, so you can squeeze in a good workout anytime, anywhere, without having to think too much. Give my Online Membership Site a try! I’ll be with you every step of the way!
  4. Do your gift shopping in workout gear: Anyone who’s been in a mall around the holidays knows that running errands and gift shopping can be workouts in themselves. But if you want to make a formal workout the last errand on your to-do list, hit the stores in your workout gear. Or keep a set of workout clothes and sneakers in your car so you can jump into a workout if the opportunity presents itself.
  5. Sign Up for a Holiday Race: Grab a buddy and sign up for a Holiday 5k to walk or run it. Holiday races are always fun and festive, it may not even feel like a workout because of all the fun you’re having with your friends.
  6. Get enough Sleep and Hydrate: Make sure the busyness of the season doesn’t take you away from the two most important parts of any fitness routine… SLEEP & HYDRATION! Make time for quality sleep and drink some extra water; especially if you know you’ll be attending Holiday parties with some yummy cocktails.
  7. Explore fun ways to get the family moving. Time spent with family over the holidays often involves lots of eats and treats — and maybe less movement than usual. Get the whole family in on some exercise (whether formal or informal) by creating new family traditions that involve moving your body. Go on a family walk to see and enjoy the Christmas lights in your neighborhood. Plan an ice skating family date, a hike or even volunteering somewhere.

    List your top 2-3 favorite treats during the holidays and commit to having only those.
    We’ve all got our favorites. List them, and stick to them so you can enjoy your favorites without consuming any “accidental” junk food you weren’t planning on.

    Christmas Day isn’t your major concern. It’s all the other days in between that will determine if your holidays are healthful. You may encounter holiday treats randomly at work or at home from a kind neighbor bringing you a home-baked gift, or your festive parties. These situations are more frequent than a binge on a holiday.

These are just a few tips to keep you going and successful on your health and fitness journey through the Holidays!

Have fun and make it enjoyable! Learn something new! Just have fun and get healthy in the meantime!

For more help and success this Holiday season, go to my Online Wellness link and set yourself up to WIN.

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