The holiday season is here! You might be wondering how you are going to maintain your fitness goals during this time filled with family events, traveling, and all the irresistible treats. Sources say, you will start losing fitness motivation in about 2 weeks if you stop exercise altogether. It takes nearly three times as long to recondition as it does to retain. Not to worry, we have compiled a list of tips to help you get through this holiday season.
- Schedule time to work out: write it down. *Pro tip: Exercise in the morning and you are far more likely to do it.
- Find creative ways to be active: When holiday shopping, park a little farther, so you’re forced to walk more. After family dinners, bundle up and take a walk with your family.
- Be realistic: Understand that it is the holidays, and you should enjoy them. This is time you have with your family; if you indulge, remember it is just one night and not the entire season.
- Keep in mind, some activity is better than none, even if it is just a 10-minute HIIT workout or a walk around the block