Making Time to Work Out During the Holidays

It's the seasons of giving, togetherness, and endless food. Whether you enjoy a nip of egg nog or digging into the fudge tin, there's always something to delight your taste buds during the holidays. Although the focus should be on celebrating with others, you can still prioritize working out to look and feel your best. Not sure how to make the time? Here are some quick tips on making time to work out during the holidays.

Dress Prepared

It's challenging to squeeze in a workout if you're donning jeans and boots. Dress prepared with our cute Ambition Leggings and comfortable shoes. Throw a Monroe Fleece Hoodie on over your outfit, and you're ready for a spontaneous workout or lunch with friends. When you have some downtime, you can take a quick jog or exercise at the park in between holiday errands. 

Making Time to Work Out During the Holidays - Isla Movement

Plan Simple Workouts

Workouts don't need to be complicated or involve a circuit of impressive gym equipment. Instead, you can reach for resistance bands to target your glutes, arms, legs, core, and stretch before and after your workout. Resistance bands are also portable and are easy to use at home or while traveling during the holidays. 

Plan Ahead

Planning ahead is a game-changer for working out during the holidays. You might not have control over holiday dinners and when friends stop by, but you may have predictable times in your schedule to get in 30 or 60 minutes of fitness. If you're traveling and struggling to make time to work out during the holidays, look for gyms in advance. Beyond a hotel option, many gyms offer day passes or free trials.

Be Realistic

The holidays may be full of magic but are also pretty stressful. There's a lot going on between work, gathering with loved ones, and getting all of your holiday-related errands done. Make your focus on maximizing your time while staying realistic. The holidays aren't the time to start training for a marathon or deciding to double your time in the gym. Enjoy your time with others and consider any option to work out a win.

Reframe What Working Out Looks Like

Working out doesn't need to look like an epic run, two-hour gym session, or boot camp. Instead, it can look like taking a long bike ride to meet up with friends or walking to work for a change. Mix up your expectations and look for opportunities to stay active while making the most of the holiday season.

Work out during the holidays - Isla Movement

Turn Fitness Into a Holiday Tradition

Why not turn fitness into a holiday tradition with your loved ones? Whether you're gathering with family or friends, plan a hike, walk to see the holiday decorations or bike ride. The cookie plate can still stay but focus on active time together, not how many meals you can consume together.

Get Ready to Ring in the Holidays

Making time to work out during the holidays is possible with a bit of preparation and the right mindset. Wake up prepared to make the most of your day with our comfortable and start browsing our stylish collection of athleisure tops, leggings, sports bras, sweaters, and more.