I’m not going to lie, it’s hard to make time for my fitness during Christmas. But, I’m not giving up and neither should you! Really, that’s why I’m writing this post – to hold myself accountable. Christmas is now a week away and my days and evenings are filled with Christmas wrapping, parties, and last minute running around.
Don’t get me wrong – I love it! I love Christmas, the joy it brings, seeing friends and family and eating all those delicious but unhealthy foods! I hope the healthy gods don’t strike me down but I will never stop eating my holiday favorites! And, I’m not going to worry about it either! It’s temporary – the junk goes away.
Instead, I am going to work it into my plan. That doesn’t mean I’m going to stuff myself until my stomach feels like it is going to explode but if I want to eat a cookie or chocolate I will! I also won’t be upset if the scale increases. But I will workout. I will NOT continue eating cookies into the New Year and then into spring.
Right on time, my FIT class ended yesterday. (Sad face) and will begin again in the New Year. This is the part that scares me! But I will not let it defeat me! I have said before writing goals down is vital to achieving them so here are mine along with the actions I will take to achieve them!
Putting the Fitness into Christmas
Increase my water intake.
- Bring a re-fillable water bottle to work to refill everyday. This will also help me to remember to water my plants!
- Drink a glass of water in the morning.
- Drink water with my dinner
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Increase my push-ups, sit-ups and planks
When I took my assessment eight weeks ago and last week, my numbers did improve. This is one of my goals I will be able to see results in black and white. Also, this is something I can do at home.
- I am at 24 push-ups currently and I would like to increase that to 30 by the beginning of my next FIT class.
- My maximum plank time is 2:08. I want to be at 2:30.
- I’ve never counted my sit-ups, so my goal here is just to do them and get a base number for them.
I will do these exercises at least 4 times a week at home.
My goal has been and continues to be: to be able to run a mile without walking. I’m currently at three quarters of a mile. For the next month my goal will be to increase that time. I just started going to a cold weather run on Sundays, Spin Class and use the treadmill when I go the gym. Why Spinning?
Twelve Days of Christmas
Our trainer set up a workout called the 12 Days of Christmas. You start with exercise #1, then do exercise #2 and back to #1. Then, you do #3, 2 and 1. And so on, and so forth. It was a comprehensive workout that will be good to use during our break from class. I plan on doing this at least twice a week.
So there you have it. I wrote it down and for the next four weeks, I will try with all I have to follow through.
Do you have any suggestions or ideas to stay motivated during the Holidays?