If you’re on a fitness regimen and achieving great results, the holidays can be a particularly stressful time. Most people are so busy running around between families that it can be difficult to keep up with their workout time.
The food during the holidays is another common pitfall. It’s normal for someone to succumb to the temptation when the scent of delicious food is floating through the air.
However, the holidays don’t have to be your fitness kryptonite. By remaining disciplined and continuing to focus on your regimen, you can emerge from the holidays successfully.
Use the following tips to emerge on the other side of this year’s holiday season fit and successful.
If you’re afraid you’re going to stray too far from your routine, it’s not a bad idea to count calories. This can help you avoid going off the deep end at everyone’s holiday dinners or eating too many sweets.
Keeping track of your calories during the holidays is especially important. You’ve got multiple dinners, Christmas parties, and all the candy in between; with so many food sources available, you have to have a way to keep yourself in check.
Don’t let your workout routine get ruined because of the holidays. Stick to your fitness routine by not skipping the gym and possibly kicking up your weightlifting a notch. If you are expecting to increase your caloric intake, make up for it by adding in some extra workout hours.
What do we mean by this? When you rely on willpower, usually, this means you don’t have a solid plan to stick to. This could be a surefire way to fail and fall completely off the wagon this holiday season.
Regardless of what it might be, stick to a plan and don’t become weak. Whether it’s a certain number of calories you want to stay within or a specific workout plan, make sure you stick to your guns during the holidays to achieve the results you want!
Don’t let the holiday season throw you off your square when it comes to fitness. You might be nervous, but staying focused is easily achievable with a little discipline.
Remember – come up with a plan and stick to it no matter what. Additionally, having a partner to help you achieve success can be a great idea for the holidays. Push each other to stay on track and make a contest out of it! Good luck and happy holidays!