Holidays Make You Lazy?
It is a difficult time of year. Whether it’s sweets in the last holiday party or the first batch of fudge and gingerbread cookies, you will likely fill more than normal. However, it can be extremely difficult to get going for jog or yoga class every day with a belly full of Christmas spirit.
Try to resist the temptation to get lazy! It is always important to exercise, but it is especially important during a season that will eat more (or more) than usual. I know what you’re thinking, I’m out of the car! I might as well wait until January to begin again with my exercise routine. No, the time to return to what is now! Here are 10 tips to you :
- Start early. The longer you are sedentary, the harder it is to get your body moving again. Do not wait until January 1 to start working again. Chances are you going to be a bit of a hangover that day anyway. Back to the pool / gym / classes / running now! Exercise tonight! Even if it is a short walk and a set of abs. Do something to get your mind and body back into the game as soon as possible.
- There are a million errands to run, a million gifts to buy on a tight budget, and a million people to see. “I do not have enough time” sounds like a good excuse to skip the gym, right? Wrong. Think of exercise as your stress reliever, because after all, it’s a big one. Exercise is a great way to clear your mind and sweat their anxieties.
- Social hour. Now is the time of year that often get together with our long lost relatives and friends. His old college roommate wants to catch up. Chat while walking laps around the track in high school and then run over to the local cafe. Invite your Pilates class and then have lunch. Not only will you make exercise more fun, your friend will be impressed by their dedication to fitness during this peak season.
- Just go. The longer you are out of your workout, the more you build it in our minds. You fear that 3-km race more and more with each passing year, knowing that feels more and more difficult day. My advice? Stop thinking too much and just go for it. Take the first step. Show in the gym. Fits into your running shoes. Get out there.
- Try something new. Sometimes it’s hard to get back something because you’re bored with it. That kind of step-and-sculpture was impressive at first. Try CrossFit session or class of Krav Maga. There are a million classes and training programs out there. Find one that resonates with you.