It goes without saying, the holidays are a busy time. Besides not having enough time for everything you want to do, they also bring the added challenge of tempting sweets & extra calories. Many people pack on the pounds between Halloween & New Years. Last year I made a promise to myself that I would get in better shape during this time of year and start the new year off right. I was able to still enjoy the holidays, and my waistline didn’t suffer. I am making that promise to myself again this year. One of the ways I am making that happen is by participating in the #holidaysweat challenge with my Sweat Pink sisters.
You can read more about the challenge here. Essentially it’s all about finding creative ways to fit in workouts, stay active and eat healthy during this challenging time. The best part: it’s totally free AND you can win prizes!!
One of the ways we stay accountable to workouts is by tracking active minutes. This was part of the one million minute challenge this summer, and I loved it! The minute tracking is fun and a great way to stay active. If you go for a walk, do a yoga class or even a bootcamp class, it all counts!!
I decided that my weekly goal would be 500 active minutes. This works out to be 1 hour and 20 minutes a day, six days a week. This may sound like a lot, but I want to challenge myself!! There are lots of fun ways to get a sweat on.
Here is my plan for this week.
Monday: 7 mile run & hot yoga class
Tuesday: 5 mile run & pure barre class
Wednesday: Fly45 spin class at FlyWheel
Thursday: 5 mile run & strength class
Friday: rest (maybe do an aerial yoga class, I am still undecided)
Saturday: Fly60 spin class at FlyWheel
Sunday: 9 mile run
As you can seen, running is keeping me pretty busy. This is how it will be for me all winter, so I have to make time for it. I am currently training for the Seattle Half Marathon that is Thanksgiving weekend and as soon as that is over, I start my training for the Disney Glass Slipper Challenge that is in February!
I have also really been enjoying my Class Pass membership as a way to try a variety of classes and get some really fun workouts in. This week I wasn’t overly creative, but I plan to be in the next few weeks. I also want to meet up with a few of my friends to workout. Sweating with a buddy is SO MUCH FUN!!!
Being successful during this busy time of year has a lot to do with PLANNING! If you plan and schedule a workout, it is more likely to get done. I have also noticed that if I do it earlier in the day, it is less likely to get skipped. I don’t always get early morning workouts in, but I love it when I do!
how do you plan on getting your workouts in this holiday season?
what is your workout of choice these days?
are you gonna join the #holidaysweat fun?