I find myself saying that “Christmas is the worst time of year to exercise. There is too much to do!”
No matter what holiday you celebrate, you would be right. The holidays are already too busy. And to top it off, depending on where you live, and what the holiday is, it can get dark earlier and a bit colder too. And, with the holidays there really is so much to do! There are gifts to buy and wrap, parties to host and lots of parties to attend. Besides, it’s not like anyone will see you in a bathing suit for months (if it’s cold outside)!
But if you aren’t going to exercise now, when are you going to? And yes, all that activity does count, but did you every stop to think that exercising can actually give you the energy you need to stop-til-you-drop? Or keep cooking those pies and goodies you’ll be sharing with family and friends?
What about you?
And, what about you? When do you do something good for yourself?
Sure you could skip exercising and, assuming that if you did exercise you’d find about 30 minutes 3 times a week to stay fit. Skipping it completely means you ‘get back’ about 1 ½ hours a week.
But really, is 1 ½ hours very much a week anyway? And if you DID exercise just 20-30 minutes a day, you would have more energy during the holidays to do what you need to do. Yes, about a half hour of exercise about 3 times a week is all is takes to have more energy. And if you suffer from depression during the holidays, exercise is one of the best ways to try to beat the blues. Yes, it’s very difficult to find the motivation to want to exercise, especially now, but it is truly worth it. Your muscles will love you for it.
We are so happy that you have taken time out of your busy day to read about the importance of exercising, that we want to give you an early present. A present to help you through the holidays. We hope you like it and use it often.
Christmas Weekly Workout Planner
Download this free 32 page workout planner can be customized to your goals. It’s easy-to-read and each exercise is formatted to print on a single page so you only have to print those you want to try. Simply select the exercises you want to do each workout and you’ve created a plan. This is a no-pressure way to begin your new year resolutions just a bit early. We’ve even included some exercises you can do in the office – no sweat. Simply tap the ribbon above to download.
Next, unwrap your Exercise Journal…
Christmas Weekly Workout Journal
Download the free workout journal, fill in the details of your workout for those exercises you chose from your planner. Make exercising your motivation by completing your first week, then build on that success. As you keep your journal you’ll gain confidence, enjoy the benefits of staying active, and have the added bonus of having the energy you’ll need to make it through this busy time of year.
That’s all you need to get started, some motivation, exercise instructions and (optional) a journal to keep track of your progress. We’d love you to visit our Exercise pages and Fitness Shopping pages too. You might even find a motivational mouse pad or a thoughtful gift for a friend. After all, everyone can use a good friend to help us get fit and staying healthy!
We hope you enjoy the holidays and wish you the very best of health!
Thank you for spending time with us today!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Joan E. Wilder team…
PS. If you have a favorite journal please let us know who it’s by and what you like about it. We’d love to share! If our journal isn’t right for you, there are lots of options on Amazon. Tap an image to browse and have them conveniently delivered to your door ( your gift to you !). These journals make great gifts…
Journals for you to browse…
It’s no secret that great things happen when you write them down. Seeing how much progress you’ve made is personally motivating. And they make wonderful Christmas gifts!