The holidays can easily become all about indulgence and excess; from time with family to changes in daily routine and the food portions we normally only encounter once a year, it’s easy to fall off the fitness wagon. With some planning, motivation and helpful apps, it is possible to make it to the new year maintaining your current figure. Or, with some holiday magic, even losing a few inches. Here are a few apps to choose from.
Lose It- If keeping track of everything you’re putting in your mouth is an issue for you, as it is for me, you can become more mindful by keeping a daily log. Lose It has a great food library to help you quickly add some items and give you a daily budget to keep you on track. It also lets you bank up calories for use when you incorporate activities. It’s a great way to stay mindful of just how much extra food we may be taking in.
YouTube– YouTube has so many great fitness channels, no matter what activities you like doing. HIIT training, cardio, Pilates and more. No matter where you are over the holiday season, take some time to maintain an exercise routine regardless of all the temptation around you.
Run Keeper- If you are more of a runner and enjoy the time spent connecting tennis shoes to pavement, try Run Keeper. Use the app to save and discover new running routes, compare your progress against your friends, and connect your Spotify playlists. You can also track and log your activities, get insights, live tracking, and prescribed workouts with the premium version.
Nike Training Club- This is another great app to locate and complete great workouts, find a workout and fitness plan that you most enjoy, and keep moving. Working out before we overindulge at the table will help keep you balanced and allows you to enjoy the season without feeling guilty. There are so many workouts to choose from to help you stay focused.
Yoga Studio- Holidays can be stressful, and we all know that stress increases the middle spare tire. Keep your emotions positive and help block out any negativity. Set aside some bedtime yoga to help you sleep or find a morning routine to help you combat stress throughout the day. Yoga is a great tool to help you overcome the stress that the holidays can bring and maintain a healthy routine in your daily life.
During this busy time of year, it is very easy to become distracted, overindulge, and fall away from routines we may have spent the whole year building and maintaining. It’s okay to deviate from the regular and enjoy the here and now, but with a little maintenance picking up where you left off won’t be so bad. Taking care of our bodies and emotions while still enjoying the season helps to kick off the new year on track and ready.