With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we can already feel the holiday pounds packing on. From the gravy dripping down the mountain of mashed potatoes to the creaminess of that pumpkin pie, how can we resist? It’s easy to ditch the diet. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Here are six ways to help you stay on track during the holidays:
1. Set a Challenge**
Leading into the middle of November, set a challenge/goal that you can work towards during the Holiday Season. Ex: Sign up for a new fitness class or training sessions and use the end goal as motivation to actively train throughout the holidays.
2. Find a Workout Buddy**
Workouts are hard enough to do by yourself, especially during the Holiday Season. In order stay motivated during this time of year find a workout partner, preferably a family member that you will be around quite a lot during the season. Having a counterpart there to help push and motivate you to get that workout in is only beneficial. You can also opt to try our Small Group Training program for a 30 minute high-intensity workout!
3. Make Lists, Exercise Early, & Sleep*
Chris Freytag, certified personal trainer from the American Council on Exercise. States, “To alleviate the potential negative impacts of the season, it is recommended making sure workouts are in the morning so you don’t get distracted later in the day by parties, events, or last minute shopping. It is also recommended getting plenty of rest and maintaining lists to stay organized and stress-free.” (U.S. News)
4. Start a Fitness Family Tradition**
There are tons of family-friendly holiday-themed running events in most towns or cities. Sign up the whole family for a fun Turkey Trot of Jingle Jog. By keeping consistent the annual race will soon become a family tradition. (Sophia Breene)
5. Keep a Consistent Plan
It is important to keep a consistent plan especially during the holiday season. Staying consistent can help alleviate stress. Also, don’t forget that the holidays are meant to be an enjoyable time spent with friends and family so don’t allow any stress to build up. You can meet with any of our trainers to help you stay on track and racing towards your goals!
6. Indulge for a Night, Not a Season*
Sherry Pagoto, associate professor at UMASS Medical School, states, “It is easy to overindulge when the season of parties and leftovers is upon us. Do not allow treats to become dietary staples by not letting them linger in the house after the celebration has ended. Get rid of any remaining treats once the festivities have concluded.” (U.S. News)
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