Did you know that the busy holiday season can be a great time to start exercising?
“I don’t have time.”
“I’m too busy.”
“Maybe later when there’s not so much going on.”
I hear this throughout the year. “I don’t have time” is a leading reason people don’t exercise.
Busy Times Can Be the Best Time to Start Exercising
Believe it or not, for many of you, the holidays could be the PERFECT time to start working out.
It’s so easy to say you’re too busy during the holidays, so you’ll wait until the new year.
Flip the script and do it now. Use this as an opportunity more than an obstacle to say, ‘I’m going to work out during the holidays and this will pay massive dividends in the future,’ because there are going to be other seasons of life that are busy.”
You may even convince friends or family members to join you, which can help keep all of you accountable.
Plus, exercise helps you manage stress. And you’ll be ahead of the New Year’s Resolution rush!
Here are a few other suggestions for making it through this hectic time:
1. Move your body more, every day. Get up and walk, dance… whatever. Don’t overthink it. It doesn’t have to be quantified. Just move.
2. Prioritize protein. Don’t head into a meal hungry, when you’re likely to go for high-carb sides and drinks. Focus on protein first, which helps you feel full and keeps your energy levels sustained. Then add vegetables on the side.
3. Those of you who have been through nutrition coaching with me know these two anchor habits, which apply no matter what you’re eating: Eat Slowly. To 80% Full.
Simple steps to success lead to happy holidays!