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Tips To Stay Consistent With Exercise During The Holidays

Much like fitness, and anything really, gratitude is something that needs to be practiced. We should see the holiday season as a time to be grateful for our amazing and complex bodies. Sticking to a rigid workout and meal plan can cause us to feel anxiety and stress during a time when we should be happy to gather with loved ones.

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Don't skip joy.

If your normal routine is shaken up by traveling, festivities and indulgent meals, it’s okay. There’s no such thing as a perfect way to get through the holidays. During this time, your emotional and mental well-being should be just as, if not, more important than your physical. Aim for good weeks, not perfect days. Enjoy the progress you’ve made throughout the year so far. You’ve set yourself up for success the whole year leading up to this time. Allow yourself to ebb and flow with the course of life. Your happiness does not hinge on how many reps you get in before you eat some turkey.

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More Helpful Tips

  • Stay hydrated
  • Move your body when and where you can
  • Prioritize sleep
  • Be grateful for your body
  • Find a workout buddy
  • Opt for shorter workouts that move the most muscles
  • Eat until you’re full, not stuffed
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Mantras to help you get through.

  • It’s okay to eat anything in moderation.
  • I’m free from anyone’s judgement about my food or drink choices.
  • My wellness is up to me to decide.
  • My life is filled with joy and I’m choosing to see it.

You should be grateful for your body throughout the year. Your progress is important, no matter how small it seems. Even if no one else notices, you can always choose joy. If you need help coming up with a plan for your fitness success or personalized tips to stay consistent with exercise, working with our trainers can be a great way to get help from a professional. If you are traveling and still plan to join us in-gym to take a break from family, you can find our locations here.