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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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