It’s normal to exercise less this time of year.
Most will blame this on all of the holiday activities that they have to take care of.
The parties, the shopping, the baking, the wrapping…
While it’s true that there’s a lot to do, that’s not really why you aren’t working out. You’ve been just as busy in the past and you managed to keep your workouts consistent.
So what is it? Why did you skip your workout?
It’s because of stress.
The stress is real this time of year.
There are obligations and expectations coming at you from every angle, and somehow you are supposed to juggle it all with a smile on your face.
It’s a setup for mismanaged stress to wreak havoc on your healthy routine.
Mismanaged stress leads to overeating, overdrinking, headaches, weight gain, anxiety, fatigue and trouble sleeping. All of this overwhelm makes the idea of heading to the gym for a workout pretty unappealing, especially when the other option is to get another hour of sleep.
So the question for you, my friend, is how will you better manage your holiday stress?
Will you continue to allow stress to increase your calories and rob your workouts over the next couple of weeks? Will you be heavier and more exhausted as you ring in the new year?
Or will you combat stress in the most proactive, effective way?
A good workout gets your blood pumping and releases happy hormones.
A good workout makes you more likely to eat healthier.
A good workout makes your sleep deeper and more restful.
A good workout is the best way to feel a burst of natural energy.