Sunday, November 17, 2013

Stay Fit Through Winter/Holidays

Many people seem to fall into the winter blues around this time of year.  This applies to competitive athletes and people working out to maintain general fitness.  It can be hard to stay focused on your health when you have a lot of temptations around you.  It can be hard staying on track with your exercise routine when you have shopping to do and parties to attend.  Maybe you don't have as much time but you still have some time, so use it wisely and make sure you make an effort to fit it all in. It may be taking a walk on your lunch break or getting up a 1/2 hour early to fit in some form of exercise.  Either way it is important to get it done on a regular basis. Don't fall into the habit of eating things you normally would not eat just because it is the holiday season.  Stay away and maybe give your self one or two indulges a week instead of partaking in the office cookies daily.  

If you are a competitive athlete such as a triathlete then make sure you maintain  your fitness in all three disciplines.  Many people skip what they don't like during the winter months.  Don't do this you because you will regret it when you have to jump back in the pool, get on the bike or start running after you have taken several months off.  I talk to people who completely quit doing the discipline they don't like during this time of year.  You actually should take this time to focus on that discipline and maintain your fitness on the other two areas that you are better at.  Have a great holiday season and stay focused.