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3 Tips To Stay Motivated To Workout During The Holiday Season

During the holiday season it seems to be way to easy to forget about our fitness goals and put them off till the next year. Its not a coincidence that the gyms are packed after the New Year. With all the traveling, Family obligations and delicious meals Its easy to see why the average weight gain during the holidays is 1-8 pounds. That doesn’t sound like much but if you don’t do something about it after 2 years that could be 20 pounds of weight gained just during the holidays!

Learn how to stay in shape and still enjoy the holidays.

1. Schedule your workouts

Make a appointment with your self and have your workouts planned out at least a month in advanced. If you know you will be out of down for a few days plan to use those days for recovery and schedule workouts around the trip. Don’t leave your workout schedule up to chance.

2. Find a training partner

It can be hard getting up on the cold mornings. Find a workout partner to go with you and make a pact to keep each other accountable. You will be less likely to skip with the guilt of leaving a friend hanging.

3. Use body weight

If you cant make it to the gym this holiday season you can still get a great workout in with just your bodyweight. Set your timer for 20-30 minutes and see how many times you can get through this circuit

15  Burpees
20 reverse lunges
40 Mountain Climbers
10-20 Push ups
50 Jumping jacks
15 Full body crunches
20 jump squats
:30-1:00 rest