December 16, 2014
This holiday season don’t lose site of yourself or routine. What I mean by that is stay the course with what you have been doing for your workout routines. It is so easy to let it all go during the holidays. DON’T! The holidays are the one time I really focus on my workouts.
The holidays bring joy, family, friends and lots of yummy food and sweets! So if you want to enjoy the festivities and great food, which I like to do, stay the course. Continue your workout and if you haven’t started any, start now. It will make you feel good and less guilty for having that extra serving or that piece of yummy apple pie.
It is also important to keep your kids active and moving. The sweets are hard to keep out of their little hands but if you are busy with the kids playing games and activities outside – then it makes it a bit easier. I know in the cold parts of our country it can be hard to get out there, but do it. 20 or 30 minutes the fresh cold air will be refreshing and fun (especially if there is snow involved).
Just a little bit each day is better than nothing. A minimum of 20 minutes a day, you can do that. Get outside – go for a run or walk with your family.
Here are some simple workout ideas for you:
- Treadmill workout: 5 minute warm up, increase the speed to something that is difficult but a speed you can do 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off. Repeat 5-10 times.
- Circuit: 5 exercises: 100 Jumping jacks, 75 squats, 50 sit ups, 25 push ups, 10 split jump squats. (Obviously if you haven’t done any of these exercises, then change the numbers: drop to 50 jumping jacks, 25 squats, 30 sit ups, 10 pushups and 5 split squat jumps).
This holiday – enjoy it completely. Enjoy the giving of Christmas, the love of family and friends, the festivities and your exercise routine. Don’t wait for the New Year to start your exercise routine, do it now! Happy Holidays!