Take Care of You: Get Fit, Not Fat

December 6th, 2011 | Self Improvement

During the winter months, it can be quite a challenge to make it to the gym. I’m guilty of this more than anyone. And after all of those holiday meals and peer pressure from New Years Resoluters, this is probably the hardest time of year to stay fit — both mentally and physically.

All you need is 1. Time and 2. Motivation

Time is easy. 15-30 minutes a day of physical activity is all you need. Take a walk during your lunch break. Walk up and down extra aisles in the store to get a few extra steps in. Take the stairs instead of elevators whenever you can. Get a few of those 10-minute yoga/Pilates DVDs and alternate which one you do to keep things interesting. You may also want a pedometer. A pedometer is a simple way to track how much you’re walking each day (and most smart phones have free pedometer apps). Bottom line is that you don’t need to do a lot — you just need to do something.

Motivation comes from the heart. Ultimately, you have to decide that you’re going to be fit. To make this easier, create REALISTIC goals and tell your friends and family what they are. Think about it. If you tell someone you’re going to do something, they’re expecting that you’ll do it — this adds a little outside motivation when yours is lacking.

If you’re already working toward a weight-loss goal, don’t be overly hard on yourself this holiday season. Try to maintain weight and stay fit. This is more realistic than dropping several pounds during the holidays.

Tips from Aidance Fans

“Considering the issues with the economy this holiday season appears to be more stressful than previous years. I personally power walk or get into a hot and heavy game of Wii Tennis with my son to burn calories and stress.” — Amy

“I continue to work out through the holidays; make it fun by signing up for a new race like the turkey trot 5k!” — Kaitlyn

“I find a 5-10k to run on Thanksgiving and/or the day after Christmas. They’re almost always for charity, and it’s a nice fitness goal to set during the winter months.” — Tanner

Leave your tips to reduce stress and stay healthy during the holidays in the comments below or post them on the Aidance Skincare Facebook page!

Stay tuned for more ways to Take Care of You tomorrow!

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