You’ve been working hard all year to get – and stay – leaned, toned and in top physical condition. But the holiday season is upon us – and all the gains you’ve made are in risk of going down the drain.
And if your holiday plans include any kind of traveling, it gets even tougher. So here are five tips to help you stay in shape no matter what your plans are this year:
1. Plan Ahead
This means bringing gym wear and gym shoes along with you when you travel. And it also means having a workout schedule in mind – whether that’s a gym that you’ll be using when you’re gone or having a workout you can do wherever you are with your own body weight, resistance bands, etc.
2. Hit up the grocery store first thing
Instead of relying on what’s available and leaving it to chance, make a grocery store run and grab some protein bars, fruit, nuts, etc. for healthy snacks to have on hand. It’s a lot better than relying on hotel food or your relative’s pantry stockpile.
3. Get your workouts in ahead of time
Let’s say that you always get four weekly workouts in – and you’re travelling Thursday thru Sunday. Well, plan ahead and get your workouts in before you leave so you don’t have to stress about it while you’re gone.
4. Workout first thing in the morning
Even if you’re out of your regular work routine, stuff always comes up during the day – so when on vacation or travellling for the holidays, knock your workout out first thing in the morning – it’s likely the best time to ensure nothing gets in the way.
5. Plan for your ‘cheat times’ – and only cheat when it’s ‘worth it’
There will be times when you’re going to deviate from your normal eating plan – and that’s okay. But plan ahead – and don’t cheat when you don’t ‘have’ to. For example, breakfast is a time when there is very little social pressure to eat right – so stick to your plan. Plan your one or two cheat meals of the week for holiday dinners,etc., enjoy yourself, and then get right back on track.
So there you have five tips to help you stay on track while travelling. Avoid un-doing all the progress you’ve worked so hard for all year – and more importantly, enjoy the holiday season!
P.S. In case you missed it last week, I’ve put together a complete guide to help you stay fit – and even make some progress – through the holidays. It’s got a 30 day rapid fat loss transformation guide (complete with minimal equipment workouts you can do on the road), a compilation of all this year’s challenge workouts, and much more. Check it out by clicking here: