Do Not Fall Off the Wagon This Holiday Season

November 18, 2015


Taking Your Workouts on the Road



Now that everyone has come down from their Halloween sugar highs, we get to think about the next holiday: Thanksgiving! For lots of us, the holidays come with travel and while most of us have every intention to stay on the good foot physically, it’s not always easy. Here are some things that I have done in years past while traveling around this time of year.


1. New scenery = much more exciting runs. I am not an avid runner as I have stated in past posts. I do however love to pound the pavement on new running paths when I get the chance. A change in scenery can totally help motivate you to get out and move!


2. Class pass/weekly pass to a gym. If I am paying to use a facility, I will most definitely make the time to use it. Classes are usually included in a weekly pass as well – take advantage of it all. There must be some time that you can sneak away!


3. Invest in resistance bands. Resistance bands are great while traveling. They hardly take up any room in your bag, and once you get to your destination, you can get creative with your workout. You can exercise in your hotel room, relatives house, etc.


4. Grab a partner. Find someone that will help keep you accountable. My sister and I always push each other to get out and walk after those delicious high calorie meals when I travel home.


It is hard to stay committed to an exercise routine when visiting with loved ones. But, it is also hard to see your progress come to a halt. You will be so happy that you squeezed in some “me” time to get your sweat on. Now go eat that piece of pie, guilt free!


The Author

Karen Bobos, MSed

Karen M. Bobos, MSed, has been in the fitness industry since 1996 and feels her highest accomplishments are those results achieved by her clients through her guidance. She educates clients that there is no trick to being healthy, no magic pills, but rather optimal health is achieved through eating right and moving your body.

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