5 Ways To Stay On Track With Your Fitness Goals During The Holidays
The holiday season is just around the corner. This means many family gatherings, and a busy schedule full of gift shopping and decorating. There’s so much to enjoy during the holidays. However, it can also be very hectic for people who want to keep their health in check.
It can be difficult to find the time to exercise or maintain the physical and mental health you desire.
Good news! The best time of the year doesn’t have to be your downfall. Apex Performance can help you stay focused and on your goals throughout the holidays. Here are five tips to help you stay on track over the holidays.
1. Plan and stick to it
This is one of the best ways you can stay focused this holiday season. It’s crucial to keep your routine intact, from food prep to exercising to self-care. Even though you may be interrupted by social gatherings, it doesn’t mean you should lose sight of your goals. You should plan and make time for things that make your heart sing, such as going to a kickboxing or boxing class or hiking or making healthy meals in the kitchen.
2. Move your body
Holidays are a time for relaxation and unwinding. This doesn’t mean you have to put your fitness goals on hold. You have many options to keep active this season.
- To ensure that you are on time, book your boxing class in advance
- Working from home
- Active activities with friends and family (e.g. walking, ice skating, etc.)
3. Recruit support
It is easier to keep your commitments to your journey if you have more people to help. Have accountability partners, especially during the holidays and beyond. These people will keep you on track and help you work towards your goals.
Invite family and friends to join you for a class at the club this holiday season. A good sweat session with the family is the best! It is also a great way to get rid of holiday stress.
4.Keep your eyes on your goals
This season is about gratitude and celebration. It’s important to take the time to reflect on all you have accomplished so far in your fitness journey and how it has positively impacted your overall health.
You must also remain true to your why. Keep in mind why you have made a commitment to your life and keep your eyes on the goal.
5. Enjoy yourself
Holidays are a time for family and friends, as well as to have fun. Instead of focusing on the negative and ignoring your progress and goals, try to find balance. You must make memories and be committed.
Do not worry if you are unable to complete your workouts for a few days. It’s important to get back on track, and recommit. You will find the heavy bag waiting for you.
This post was written by Darryl Johnson, Co-Owner of Apex performance. At Apex performance we are a community of highly trained experts looking to provide performance enhancement and a permanent lifestyle change for our clients in a fun and interactive environment. Members can take advantage of group fitness in Tampa, small group classes, and specialized courses for a wide variety of athletics, sports training, and body goals!