The Holidays. The time of year where we gather around large amounts of food with the people we love and stuff our faces until we fall asleep for a bit. There really is nothing more satisfying than eating all you like. Then comes the regret and the nightmare thoughts of stepping on the scale only to jump off in disbelief. ‘I didn’t possibly binge that much did I?’ If this is a recurring theme for you during this time of year, then this will help sort you out. Here are a few ways that you can stay in shape (not the barrel kind) that are easy if you stick to it.
One of the main things that is a con for most folks is that exercising is normally a solo effort. This can be quite intimidating for the unmotivated. If you can get a friend or family member to join with you, it can break up the monotony of the lonesome workout. You can also use this time for bonding with family while staying fit. You’d be surprised how far a bit of positive encouragement can go. Even joining a gym together can be very empowering for inspiration.
Childlike Good Times
Remember how much fun it was to run out with friends or family on a snowy day and just throw snow at each other? It’s still super fun. You probably just haven’t for a while. Taking a break from the touchscreens and televisions and cutting loose outdoors is a great way to get the blood pumping. This is also a great way to have fun with the kids and get in that cardio that you wanted to. Even building a snowman can get the heart rate up.
TV For Workout Time
Instead of putting on that awesome show that you’ve been waiting to watch, put in an exercise video. This can be great if your not much into going to the gym and you can easily involve the family here too. Little ones especially get a kick out of watching mom or dad exercise. The parents and the kids can have a blast and stay healthier at the same time. YouTube is a great source for random exercise videos to browse as well.
Have A Goal For Yourself
This is the most critical one to do. If there is no goal, then you are not working toward anything. It doesn’t have to be a huge goal like Mr. Universe or something, but have a realistic goal that you can crush with confidence. Doing this with every step of your fitness plan will keep you motivated to succeed.