Staying (Somewhat) Active This Holiday Season

⁉️⏰Ain’t nobody got time for that⏰⁉️

I tell ya’ll what, this is just such a hectic time of year, and finding time for fitness is a challenge for most. So if you’re like me and your runs/workouts have suffered a bit these past few days and feel like they will continue to do so, please do not beat yourself up.

With all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we’re all just doing the best we can in all areas of our lives, no sense adding even more pressure and making our outlet (fitness) more stressful than it has to be.

I’ve had this same conversation with several of my athletes and even friends, so here is my advice on staying (somewhat) on track this crazy holiday season.

⌛TIME BLOCK- Take a look at your week and see what days/times you can squeeze in some time for yourself and your fitness. Be realistic with your time constrains but also do your best to stick to those times for your physical and emotional health.

⌛MAKE IT FUN- You may find your rigorous training taking a backseat these last few weeks of December, but that doesn’t mean you have to turn into a total couch potato. Go for a walk or play a round of basketball with your kids. Try a new fitness class, or heck, just dance around your living room for 20 or so min. Get up and get moving, and make it fun for everyone.

⌛GIVE YOURSELF SOME GRACE- Like I said, please do not get discouraged, not all hope is lost. With everything going on, it’s easy to let our health and fitness goals fall to the wayside, then feel we’re just so far gone by the New Year. You may not be 100% on track, but as long as you’re using some moderation with nutrition (please still enjoy cookies and cocktails) and out there moving, you’re doing the best you can! Your body and spirit will thank you for it, and it will be less of a struggle come January when you are ready to attack those goals again.

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