Tis the season…
As we end 2019, and look ahead to our new fitness challenges in 2020, it is important to remember that your goals are met one workout, one rep, one kilometer, one step, and one day at a time.
Looking back on this year, take pride in all you accomplished towards your fitness goals. And importantly, do not give up if you fell a little short. Rome was not built in a day, nor a year – but over time. Your goals will be there – just keep training!
So as we go into this season, remember that even with the craziness it can bring – travel, shopping, large meals, full houses of families, and yes, stress – keep training.
Not only will exercise help keep you healthy, but will also help with the stress of the season. So set so time aside, and stay active. But knowing that time is not on your side at times, here are some ideas we have to help you ensure you can keep active while keeping merry:
- Old school basics – push ups, sit ups, body squats, and burpees. These are great simple resistance exercises when you cannot get to the gym. Three sets of 10 in the morning, and you are ready for the day.
- Yoga – simple 30 minutes. No need for hard core asana sessions. You can find many quick routines online if you have never tried yoga. 30 minutes in the morning, and you will feel refreshed and energized for the day.
- Brisk walk – throw on some trainers, dress for the weather, hydrate properly – and hit the streets, road, trail, or where ever you can go. Stick to 30 minutes, get in some HITT intervals, and then seize the day!
- Quick jog session – perfect way to keep some “me” time, clear your mind, and do wonders for your cardio system. Add some HITT, and you have a solid 30 minute tool to recharge your mind and body.
Now you’ve probably noted a theme here – 30 minutes. That’s intentional. We know the holiday season is busy. If you have time to maintain your regular work outs, great! But we know that many are feeling the stress of the holidays, and spending too much time at the gym, or just doing your program may add to your stress. So keep it simple – 30 minutes. Your body will stay fit, and your mind refreshed.
And lastly, get creative! Live somewhere with snow? Cross country skiing is a great full body work out and can be done with the whole family! Our point is that you do not have to stress about staying active in the holidays. There are simple ways to give the season its due attention, and still keep moving towards your goals.
So as we wrap up 2019, remember…