Most people let themselves go during the holidays. Here at GOAT Fitness, we are not like most people; and neither are you.
We push harder when everyone is taking it easy.
Planning and going harder when others let up is the best way to win a race or get ahead in any area of life. The more disciplined you can be during times when it is “acceptable” to let up, the faster you will achieve your goals.
In this article, we share a few tips on ways to stay committed to your workout routine during the holidays.
Shorten Your Workouts
Holidays are meant to be spent with family and friends. When you go home for the holidays you will want to meet up with a bunch of people. This doesn’t leave a lot of time for your workouts. That’s ok though.
Just shorten the length of your workouts so that you get a little exercise each day. Even if you can only do 20-30 minutes of exercise, that’s better than nothing. And if you still have time after the holiday chaos is over, then you can always continue with your regular length workouts.
Make a Plan to Workout
If you’re traveling home for the holidays, make sure to bring your workout clothes with you. That way, you’ll be able to squeeze in a workout even if your schedule is packed.
Plan out when you will work out each day. Plan where you will work out each day. And plan what you will be doing. The less you have to think, the better.
And if all else fails, go for a walk or take a jog around your old neighborhood. You’ll be surprised at how energized you’ll feel after just a little bit of exercise.
Find the Best Local Gym
If you’re traveling for the holidays, one of the best things you can do is find a local gym. Gyms are great because they offer a variety of workouts under one roof. And they usually have great deals for newcomers.
Ask your friends and family in the area where the best gyms are and see if they have any newcomer deals. That way, you can get a membership for a discounted price and continue to work out during your holiday travels.
The holidays are a time for family, friends, and fun. But they’re also a time for overindulgence and letting go of all the progress we’ve made throughout the year.
Don’t let yourself fall into that trap! Continue to exercise during the holidays by shortening your workouts, planning ahead, and finding the best local gym.
All of us at GOAT Fitness hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Keeping pushing forward.