Sticking to workout during the holidays

4 Ways to Stick to your Workout Routine During the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner which means you may struggle to stick to your workout routine. You get so wrapped in holiday activities, spending time with loved ones, on vacation, shopping –  my fav part, ha ha. Then once the holidays have passed, you regret that you didn’t stick to it and how hard it is to “get back on track”. Girl, I get it. I have been there, and I want to give you my 4 biggest tips to help you stick to your workout routine this holiday season.

  1. Do Your Workout in the Morning
    This may suck if you are not a morning person, but if you have a super busy schedule, it would be beneficial to suck it up and knock it out in the morning. Wake up, eat a meal, and do your workout. When you work out first thing in the morning you won’t have to stress about doing it later. How many times has your day not gone exactly as planned and left you behind schedule? Exactly. Avoid the additional stress by doing your workout first and not having to think about it. Plus, by doing so, you will set the tone for the day and feel better because of the serotonin boost!
  2. Increase Your Daily Step Goal
    As silly as it may sound, taking more steps throughout the day can help you stay on track. You probably have a Fitbit, Apple watch or some other device to track your steps; therefore, this is an easy one for you. I recommend increasing your steps by 2-3k on the days when you don’t workout. For example, if you average 7k steps/day, set a goal of 10k. Literally, you can walk the weight off; plus it will help your circulation and digestion. You can do this by taking a morning walk or if you have a dog, go on a longer walk. Walk for 2 minutes every 30 minutes, park in the back of the parking lot, or walk to lunch. Get creative with ways you can up your daily step goal.
  3. Try HIIT Workouts
    One of the main reasons you might fall off your workout routine during the holidays is that you are crunched for time. If that is the case and you usually workout for 60 minutes or more, try a new style of working out. High Intensity Interval Training  (HIIT) workouts or interval training can be completed in 15-45 minutes. HIIT workouts will leave you super sweaty and equally as fulfilled as if you had done a longer workout. Plus, you can do them at home with little to no equipment.
  4. Create a Workout Schedule
    This is a simple yet effective method to stay on top of your workout routine. I recommend taking a detailed look at your calendar and plan your workouts the same way you plan other holiday activities. If you plan to workout 3x/week, schedule it in. Plan what days you will be doing your workout. For a bonus, plan your workout ahead of time to maximize your time in the gym without having to figure it out on the spot. If you need help putting together a solid workout plan, feel free to connect me directly! I would love to help you.

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14 Comments
  • Jessica Leyva
    Posted at 16:54h, 01 December Reply

    Love this, thanks for sharing Danee!

  • Belinda White
    Posted at 17:20h, 01 December Reply

    Wow …….the information presented is definitely going to be utilized I Look forward to reading more on your topics in 2021 and use your suggested tools to Sustain my weight loss journey. thank you for the information.

  • Micka Carden
    Posted at 18:55h, 01 December Reply

    What great tips very doable to keep us on track this holiday season!!

  • Mariséla T.
    Posted at 19:57h, 01 December Reply

    So much good information! Thank you for the tips! I will definitely incorporate this moving forward to be more successful !

  • Leslie
    Posted at 21:11h, 01 December Reply

    Tips from the queen herself!! Girl I seriously needed these right now xoxo thank you!

  • Jei Nandy
    Posted at 13:59h, 02 December Reply

    Soo good! Can’t wait to read more. Love the part about creating a schedule. I def need that!

  • A. Price
    Posted at 05:26h, 04 December Reply

    Love it! I guess it’s time to start planning!

  • J Phillips
    Posted at 06:03h, 04 December Reply

    Great information!

  • Andre Harris
    Posted at 06:37h, 04 December Reply

    Wow I’m so proud of you and love the Article u are a true inspiration for all women everywhere in the world I’m very proud of you and the work you do to keep yourself in great shape.

  • Amy Romero
    Posted at 07:13h, 04 December Reply

    Thank you so much for the points that you are sharing

    You have motivated and encouraged me just to start taking care of myself

    I am a diabetic I am all over the place I always say I’m going to start a diet and then I stop

    Thank you for your points and encouraging me to take my health serious

    it’s not really a diet it’s a change of life

    Thank you so much I can’t wait to see you next post God bless you

  • Roschelle DeVaux
    Posted at 07:15h, 04 December Reply

    Wow, love the article. Following you has been a rewarding experience in my journey to obtain the weight and look I want. Continue to do great things and spread the knowledge.

  • Catherine. from Laurel,DE
    Posted at 07:55h, 04 December Reply

    You and your words are a BLESSING. This is just the boost that I need. The words and style are so easy to read, and you get right to the point ( no long videos). I CAN do this!! I like that you are so positive and encouraging for someone like me— a “slacker” due to the Covid-19. I feel motivated . Thank you for believing in ALL people of ALL ages and ALL sizes.

  • Catherine.
    Posted at 07:57h, 04 December Reply

    You and your words are a BLESSING. This is just the boost that I need. The words and style are so easy to read, and you get right to the point ( no long videos). I CAN do this!! I like that you are so positive and encouraging for someone like me— a “slacker” due to the Covid-19. I feel motivated . Thank you for believing in ALL people of ALL ages and ALL sizes.

  • Deborah Brown
    Posted at 06:27h, 07 December Reply

    Very insightful! Great tips. Looking forward to 2021 to begin my new journey.

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