Finding it hard to get to the gym during the holidays? Workout at home.
Are you finding that you have little time to get to the gym during the holidays? There is SO much that takes up our time during the holiday season. We want to make it magical for our kids and our families, and are running around trying to get everything perfect and just so. And in the meantime, we let ourselves fall by the wayside. We sacrifice our “me time” to make the holidays perfect for everyone, and that’s an amazing thing! I definitely understand that going to the gym is not high up on your priority list right now.
As mothers we already have busy schedules. During the holidays, our busy-ness increases even more! Many people have family over, and often they’ve come from far away and you have to be the tour guide (Listen, I totally get this one! We have my family and my husband’s family visiting and staying with us this holiday…so, i get you guuurl!) Then there’s all the hours we have to spend decorating the house for the holidays and listening to Mariah Carey singing ”Alll I waannt fooor Christmaaaas issss yooooouuu!” (Just me? OK, then!) And let’s not forget about having to battle our way through shops’ aisles to see if we can get that last minute gift. (I LOOOVE online shopping, but sometimes there is no other option and you actually have to leave the house for something… how inconvenient! Haha.) Oh…and, what about waiting in line to take the kids for a lovely pic with Santa?? A picture which will most likely end up with you sitting on Santa’s lap while your child has a full on meltdown!
Whew, did you get as tired as I did just reading all those? As we all know, the holidays can be overwhelming. So where does your usual workout fit in? Because goodness knows you need your gym time after that turkey and pumpkin pie and baking those cookies “for Santa” (wink wink). Not to mention that exercise also helps mood, energy levels, and more. So what should you do?
The fact is, you are probably not going to have much time for the gym right about now. Or not as much time as you usually do. And that’s ok! I totally understand. But, that doesn’t mean I’m endorsing staying home all winter long watching Netflix on your couch all day (haha, as if your kids will let you do that!) Nope! Neglecting to work out for too long can leave you feeling complacent….meaning after months of not working out, exercising again is going to feel like a chore. Once you have that momentum going, you do NOT want to lose it!!
That is why I have created this fast and efficient full body home workout you can do from your living room! Wohooo! That’s right, this workout will leave you feeling like you just spent time at the gym. It’s important to continue your usual workout schedule, or at least stay close to it. This workout is just the right amount of strenuous to give you that just-left-the-gym-after-an-amazing-workout-session feel. Yet it’s short enough that you can find time to squeeze it in between wrapping presents and taking mom and dad out to see the sights!
Workout at home: