YOU DO! You must, for your own SANITY!!!!
I'm not asking you to kick it into high gear this holiday season. What I'm asking you to do is stay consistent, take time for yourself so that you can give 110% to those around you.
I have always used this as a guideline:
- Workout for at least 5 minutes every day
- Move more throughout your day
So, all you have to do this month is commit to working out 5 minutes a day, continue to make mostly healthy choices in your nutrition and you will be able to start off the New Year not feeling like you have to make all kinds of changes.
We here at Form Fit don't believe in Fad Diets and quick fixes. My goal is to help lead you on the healthiest (and happiest) path to wellness. Slowly working to create your best self, while enjoying each and every mile stone along the way.
First tip: Keep moving! Try to move as much as possible throughout the day (this should come fairly easy if you are out buying gifts to put under the tree), get on the floor to wrap presents to change up the position your body is in, go for a walk around the neighborhood in the evening to look at all the Christmas lights. Take the kids to the mall to see Santa and try to park on the opposite end so you get some walking in that way as well.
Tip #2: Get in the holiday spirit and play that Christmas or seasonal music. It is so hard not to sway, move your hips, or have a little more pep in your step when holiday music is on. These little bouts of dancing around add up to big calorie burn (steps made) during the season.
Tip #3-Convenience is killing you! Do not rely on the convenience of packages delivered to your door and sitting in your car outside of Target while they conveniently bring your packages to you; unless of course you have little eyes in the back seat. I understand it is easier but think about all of the extra time you are just sitting in your car waiting for someone else to get their movement in while you wait. If you live an active life, than this is not a big deal; but for those that sit at a desk all day and then drive to and from work, and then have everything delivered so they can relax and watch Netflix, this is not helping you live your healthiest life.
Tip #4-Get together with family or a friend to workout with you. We always think about getting together for lunch or coffee with friends to catch up, but what if you asked to go for a walk instead? You get to catch up with a friend and get your exercise in. It's a win-win! Looking for other mom's in your area? Look into stroller friendly fitness classes to meet other moms. Working out with friends is always more fun!
Tip #5-Consistency is Key! Try to make it a daily habit to perform some sort of fitness regimen into your life. Even if you don't have a lot of time, most people have 5 minutes to devote to something. Do a Sun salutation at the beginning or end of your day, follow along with any of my 5 min workouts; the key is to set aside at least a little time each and every day for consistency and then it will become a habit. Once it becomes an every day thing, you will start to find more time to commit to it as you will probably start to see the positive effects it has on your life.
And join us for a quick 21 day challenge where we spend just 5 minutes a day getting our workout in or try this full body workout and check out my other 5 minute workouts.