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Unwrap a Merrier You: Why Holiday Workouts Matter at Fixed by Fitness

In the middle of October, I met a potential client for a consultation. She thought about training for years and just now took the first step. We had a great meeting, created a gameplan, and she was eager to start.

Then we compared schedules to find training times.

I wish I could have seen my face when she said, "Well, actually let's just start next year. I don't want the holidays to ruin my progress."

Even after training for 17 years, I'm still surprised by certain quirks of human nature. This is one of them. Waiting 2.5 months because of a few days in November and December? Make it make sense.

But it's not uncommon. I know I'm guilty. Have you ever thought "I'll wait 'til the new year to start 'xyz thing'"?

I bet you have.

As the festive season approaches, the temptation to indulge in holiday treats and skip the gym becomes all too real.

But here at Fixed by Fitness, we're firm believers in the power of maintaining your workout routine throughout the holidays rather than hitting the pause button until the new year. Why? Let's unwrap the benefits.

Celebrate Non-Scale Victories

While the scale might not be your friend during the holiday season, non-scale victories abound. Maybe it's less painful movement or being able to get on the floor to play with your grandkids. Celebrate these victories throughout the holidays, reinforcing the positive impact of your consistent workouts.

Holiday Stress Buster

The holiday season can be joyous, but it also brings its fair share of stress – shopping, cooking, and managing social obligations. Working out acts as a natural stress buster, releasing those feel-good endorphins that help combat holiday pressures. It's your secret weapon against the inevitable holiday hustle.

Keep the Metabolism Merry

Indulging in festive feasts is a tradition we all relish. However, keeping your metabolism active through consistent workouts can help mitigate the impact of those extra holiday calories. Don't wait for the new year to kickstart your fitness goals – maintain that metabolic momentum throughout the holiday season.

Navigating the Holiday Treat Temptations

Let's face it – the holidays are synonymous with sweet treats and savory delights. Rather than succumbing to the "I'll start fresh in January" mindset, use your workouts to create a balance. Enjoy the festive goodies guilt-free, knowing that your consistent exercise routine is part of the equation.

Set the Tone for the New Year

Why delay the positive changes you can make today? Maintaining your workout routine throughout the holidays sets a precedent for the new year. You won't find yourself struggling to restart – you'll be building on the foundation you've maintained during the festive season.

Unwrap the Energy Boost

Between holiday shopping, family gatherings, and festive celebrations, your energy levels may fluctuate. Regular workouts act as an energy booster, ensuring you have the stamina to enjoy every holiday moment fully. Don't let fatigue get the best of you; keep the energy flowing through consistent exercise.

Don't let the holidays become a hiatus for your fitness journey. Embrace the joy of the season while prioritizing your well-being. At Fixed by Fitness, we encourage you to unwrap the gift of health and fitness, not just in the new year but throughout the festive season.

Remember, the best present you can give yourself is the commitment to a healthier you, and that commitment starts today.


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