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Ways to Stay Motivated to Exercise Through the Holidays

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Every year you intend to exercise through the holidays and every year you find yourself letting it slide. You mean well but you end up with such a busy schedule that you don’t have the time or energy to get up and move around. Is this really the way it has to be every November and December? Do you really have to set yourself back from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve?

The truth is that it’s up to you whether or not you want to exercise through the holidays. You can choose to take the time off and deal with the consequences. However, you can also choose to take on a great strategy that will let you keep up with your busy schedule and still stay on top of at least most of your workouts. That way, when the new year rolls around, you won’t feel like you’re starting from scratch.

If you do want to exercise through the holidays, then the time is now to get your plan in place. While you may not be able to keep up the exact same exercising schedule you’ve been following until now, you can find your way to one is just as good.

A little bit of planning goes a long way. Try to come up with a one month training strategy and create it ahead of time. This will give you enough time to do your homework. If you’re going to go on vacation or visit friends and family out of town, then look into your options while you’re there. Do you usually go to a gym? Find out if there is a gym nearby that allows you to buy guest passes. Otherwise, find out what other options are available.

Power walking is usually possible in most neighborhoods as long as the weather isn’t catastrophic. At the same time, most homes will offer you enough space to do a basic Pilates routine.

If you know for certain that there will be a small stretch of time that you will have no chance to exercise, prepare for that ahead of time. Amp up the workout routine you do in the days leading up to it and have a plan in place for returning to your workout once you get back.

If your busy schedule doesn’t seem to give you enough time to do your typical workout, set your alarm clock fifteen minutes early. It’s not that much, but it will give you enough time to do a fifteen minute workout. Then, try to fit three five minute workouts into the rest of the day. That might mean running on the spot or just getting off the bus one stop early. Five minute workouts are far easier to fit into even the busiest schedule than thirty minute gym sessions are.

To give yourself more energy and get more fat burning results from your workouts over the holiday season, don’t forget to pick up a few months’ supply of 3G Burn.