Skipped another workout? 7 Tips to help you stay consistent through the holiday season.

If the front desk staff at your gym doesn't remember you come January 2nd or maybe you can’t find those workout clothes, let alone shoes, I have 7 tips just for you!

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It may seem impossible, and I hate to burst your bubble, but it is possible to keep showing up for workouts throughout the holiday season.

In fact, I would say it’s critical to keep showing up.

Not because of the number on the scale, but because working out and recharging those endorphins is a phenomenal tool for easing the stress that can arrive during the holiday season.

Plus you get to avoid the suck of starting over in January again.

I know how hard it is to stop and restart. And I bet you do too.

But it doesn’t have to be so hard to keep showing up for workouts and stay consistent.

7 Tips To Staying Consistent

As a distance runner for over 10 years, and as a holistic health coach, I have 7 tips to help you stay consistent for your mental and physical wellness during the holiday season.

  1. Shift your mindset out of all or nothing to a more balanced point of view. Deciding that you will just get back to moving your body in January and just eat everything in sight until then is not doing you any favors. Neither is being so rigid with restrictions that you are miserable for the next few months. Get flexible and find the middle ground.

  2. Schedule your workouts. Don’t just tell yourself that you hope to get to them 3 days a week and call it good. Block out the time and if you need it, set some reminders. When you put your workouts on your schedule, you are telling your brain how serious you are. Hold these times sacred and non-negotiable.

  3. Modify workouts as needed. A 15-minute power session vs. your usual hour-long sweat sesh is still more effective than zero minutes. Also, consider breaking up a longer session into chunks. Maybe 15 minutes in the morning and another 15 in the evening. Each session you complete is a small win and those small wins do add up.

  4. Remember why workouts matter. Workouts are a powerful way to manage stress, keep your energy levels up and help you sleep better. All the things you need, especially during the holiday season!

  5. Keep the majority of your meals healthy to fuel those workouts. It is hard to show up when you are feeling sluggish or downright tired. See my last blog post for more on how to navigate food this holiday season. I am not saying you need to eliminate or avoid your favorite holiday foods. But don’t make them the majority of your fuel intake.

  6. Hydrate! Honestly, for every health tip I post about I could start with hydration because it makes such a difference in all areas of your wellness. When it comes to having the energy to work out, hydration matters, so drink water, and then drink some more.

Get creative!

Not every occasion with family and friends has to revolve around food or being stationary.

Consider hiking, walking around downtown, visiting a museum, or something else that incorporates moving so you can all connect and stay healthy.

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Until we connect again, I wish you peace + wellness.


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