Keeping fitness on track during the holidays
pictured: Holiday decorations at The Bay Club where I workout.
The holiday season is in full swing, and all of us are experiencing busier schedules. I feel like my days are so jam-packed, keeping to a regular fitness routine is downright impossible! Thankfully, there is a way to stay on track, and fend off those nasty holiday pounds, during this festive season.
Although I have a regular workout schedule for the winter season, the most important thing about it is that it is flexible. When the holidays hit, my schedule fluctuates, changes, and becomes extra hectic. I need to have backup workout plans in my fitness arsenal in order to keep on track, and get my five workouts per week in.
If you like to go to classes, keep them in your schedule, but have independent workouts available to you as a backup plan; just in case you can’t make it to your regular classes. Here is my holiday fitness schedule, and my back-up plans.
Monday: BodyCombat (backup-treadmill and abs work)
Tuesday: Spin class (backup-jogging in my neighborhood)
Wednesday: H.E.A.T. (interval-strength class) (backup-treadmill and weights)
Thursday: Rest Day or makeup day if I missed a day earlier in the week
Friday: Insanity (interval class) (backup- swim workout)
Saturday: BodyPump and Step (backup-treadmill, weights, and abs)
Sunday: Rest Day or makeup day if I missed a day earlier in the week
The backup workouts are all individual, so I can do them at any time during the day. If I know I can’t make a scheduled class, I can wake-up early, and do my backup workout at 5:30am, or whenever it fits into my day. It can be difficult staying on track, but having a backup workout plan is essential to keeping fit during the busy holiday season. Nothing is more difficult then not fitting into your jeans after the New Year. Can’t have that!!
What is your holiday workout routine like? Do you have a workout back-up plan to stay on track?
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