It happens to everyone. For the majority of the year, you do great staying on track with exercising and dieting, meeting your goals and making new ones.
And then the holidays come.
You get busy with traveling and visiting family, and exercise can go off track. We have compiled some tips to help adjust your workout routine for the holidays so you don't completely lose all the hard work you've put in.
Joining group classes is a great way to stay on track. Group exercise routines, like Zumba or spin classes, give you the benefit of having an entire team of people pulling for you. This will help motivate you to come to workout class even when you don't feel like it. Plus, by going to the gym for class, you'll build a network of friends who can help hold you accountable for your fitness goals.
If you start group classes before the holiday season, you'll create a habit of going to them, and this will make it easier to stick to the routine once your schedule gets busier.
While you may not be able to get into the gym every day over the holidays, you can try to do some exercises at home to stay on track. There are several weight training exercises that can be done both at the gym and at home as well as some body weight movements you can do in the living room. If you can't make it to a yoga class at your gym, yoga is a great exercise to do at home. It might even relieve some holiday stress built up from traveling and visiting family.
As long as you are getting up and doing some form of exercise, you will be much more likely to stay focused and get back into the swing of things after the holidays.
More likely than not, you're going to miss a workout. It will happen, and that's okay. The important thing to remember is that your actions after your missed workout are what really count. Make the most of the next day and get your exercise routine in. Don't make a habit out of skipping workouts. Just because you missed one day does not mean your exercise routine is ruined. Just start over the next day and continue forward with a healthy exercise routine.
As a bonus, many gyms offer holiday specials to give you yet another reason to get a boost on your fitness. Contact Summit Fitness in Sierra Vista, AZ, to learn how to get set up with your gym membership today.