Christmas is over, but New Year’s Eve is coming up – I bet you are as busy as I am!!!
So how in the world can you fit in exercise? Especially when you are busy from sun up to sun down? Here are my “go-to” tips to make sure I get a workout in even during the CRAZIEST times:
1. Do it first. Maybe it means getting up a half hour earlier, but by working out first thing in the day, you get it done. Plus, that is such a WONDERFUL feeling – having the workout done, not having to think about it all day. If you can commit to this at least three or four days a week, you’ll be in GREAT shape.
2. Incorporate it into your day. If you miss that morning workout, try to at least incorporate some type of fitness into your day. Maybe it’s a “Walk and Talk” with a friend, or a few extra power laps around the mall. How about taking a half hour to eat and using the rest of your lunch for a quick workout. Think creatively, and do your best to fit in every bit of extra exercise you can – your body will thank you come January!
3. Make it FUN! It’s a lot easier to exercise if you enjoy it – and you are much more likely to be successful. Love yoga? Schedule a class or two each week during the holiday season – ditto for Zumba! So find something that you enjoy doing and take the time to have some fun – not only will you get your workout in, you’ll improve your mood and relieve stress!
4. Give yourself some grace. If you have a rough day, don’t beat yourself up. Tomorrow is another chance to try again. Just dust yourself off, figure out where you went wrong, and come up with a strategy to keep that from happening again!