I have always really struggled to keep up with my fitness goals when it comes to the month of December. Not only is there all of the holiday hoopla going on, but my birthday also falls in December so the month feels like one long party.
We all know that our schedules are going to be hectic this time of year. We're shopping, cooking, visiting with family and friends and joining in the holiday cheer.
With all of those other activities it's easy to find yourself missing a workout or two (or three, or four) along the way. Guess what? The more workouts you miss, the more pounds you are likely to pack on.
Staying on top of your training routine will take some planning and serious time management skills.
What works for me is keeping a printed calendar of all of my workouts for the month. I actually plan the time of day I will be working out and jot that on the calendar so that I can make certain not to schedule a conflicting event.
It's important to be detailed. 'Winging' it is when we get ourselves in to trouble - especially this month when there never seems to be enough time in the day to get everything done.
What are your tips for staying on track with your fitness goals during the holidays?