Getting Back on the Fitness Wagon After the Holidays
When it comes to the holidays, we all can go a little overboard. How can we not? The holidays are a time of great comfort filled with homemade cooking, lazy afternoons, and evenings spent chattering away over steaming fog of deliciously hot beverages. So even the healthiest of people are likely to fall off the wagon every now and then, especially when faced with the delicious foods of the holidays.
So what do people do when they fall off the fitness wagon? How do they get back on? Well, it all depends on what kind of routine you’re willing to put into place for yourself! In most cases, all you need to do is stick to a routine and keep your mind motivated, determined, and focused on your goals. Here are a few things you can try out to get back on the fitness wagon in 2018.
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)
Just adding a couple of minutes of cardio to your daily routine is very helpful in burning calories, so adding a bit of HIIT in your fitness routine should be able to help you burn some excess fat. Doing this can offer more than double the amount of fat burn that you get from just regular cardio. HIIT is the process of measuring out your fixed heart-rate and switching off between high-intensity exercises to moderate-intensity exercises. The switch-off allows your body to focus more on burning fat, rather than using up the calories you had consumed recently- making it optimal for fat burn.
A little extra help from supplements
Supplements are optimal when it comes to adding a little something to your fitness routines. The nutrients, vitamins, stimulants, etc. will add an edge to your workouts that you didn’t have previously. This edge should allow you to very easily get back on the wagon after the holidays. There’s are tons of different ones to choose from, whether they be pre-workout supplements, whey protein, fat burners, testosterone booster supplements, or even just vitamins and mineral tablets. Any type you choose will give you the extra edge at the gym, which is what you’ll need to get back into a workout routine after the holiday season.
Find a fitness buddy
Working out on your own can be difficult enough, but in the chilly winter after the food-filled holidays might make it a lot worse. As a New Year’s resolution, find a friend or colleague who’s interested in pairing up with you for workouts. That way, whenever either of you are feeling sluggish and unmotivated, the other person can stay on the right track. You’ll both get into a solid fitness routine quite quickly after the holidays if you keep one another on track!
Make no mistake, falling off the fitness wagon is a lot easier than it is to get back on, and for a while it might feel like a fruitless chase. However, as long as you follow these guidelines, there really shouldn’t be any trouble! There’s no shame in a getting a bit of extra help, especially when it has to do with your health.