Holiday Work-Out Tips

With the holidays here, there is food EVERYWHERE and who could blame us for wanting to splurge? But there are things you can do to keep from letting all that hard work go to waste.

Schedules get pretty hectic this time of year, you can still do condensed workouts that are more intense than your regular routine. Squats and lunges are my favorite for lower body. If I don’t have free weights for upper body I try to do as many push-ups as I can. And as an all over workout I love getting in planks, usually for about a minute forward and on each side.

Also, keeping in your routine, trying to get in those mini workouts everyday keeps you on schedule. It is so easy to get out of the habit and so hard to get back into it.

If you go on vacation or are not near a gym (or have time to get there), you can still do sit-ups, squats/lunges, planks and go for jog.

I also love yoga, even just stretching as much as possible will help you keep those long, lean muscles and will help you bounce back into routine even with a little break from the intense part.

It’s all about moderation too, give your body time to relax and enjoy the holiday and family time. Just remember to set aside 15-20 minutes for some “you” time.

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