Take Time for You During the Holidays!

Christmas HollyI 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.

Christmas Santa Image by Vecteezy.com
Even Santa’s Staying Fit !

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.

   Small Red Bow - RightUnwrap your Exercise Planner    Small Red Bow

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.

Christmas Gift: Free Weekly Exercise Plan
Tap the ribbon or this image to Download !

Small Red Christmas Bow - Tilted RightNext, unwrap your Exercise JournalSmall Red Christmas Bow

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.

Christmas Gift: Free Exercise Journal
Click the Ribbon or this image to Download !

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… Healthy Heart

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…

Log your progress – Keep a Journal…Clip-art-journal

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!

Mini Exercise Diary / Fitness notebook / Exercise Log Book

Fitness Journal / Workout Journal / Exercise Journal

Exercise Journal

Your Fitness Journal

Workout & Exercise Journal  

Spiral Bound Workout Log


An Exercise Diary for Everyone


Perfect Workout Charts & Weight Loss Journal


Wellness Journal

Personal Lifestyle & Nutrition Planner

Planner for Workouts, Weight Loss and Exercise


Get Fit Journal – track aerobic, cardio and strength training

*FREE* iExercise Journal

Mini Workout Journal – the Small, Stylish Way To Track Your Workout

 Log It Now!

Comprehensive 13-Week Fitness Journal

50 Daily Workout Logs

 Exercise Journal

My Workout Journal

 Exercise JournalAction Day Fitness Planner

Author: Joan E Wilder

We provide information and motivation focused on the importance of physical activity to our quality of life. It is our hope to help people invest in themselves by staying active throughout their lives. It's that important.

16 thoughts

  1. Great post, the planner and the journal are such a good idea. I’ve not been able to get out for a walk much since the darker afternoons/evenings have arrived however… I have started to use my iPad and You Tube in the kitchen whilst I’m washing up or tidying up and dancing like a diva. I’m loving it!

    1. Wonderful Dawn – that sounds like fun! I know, the days getting darker both earlier and later along with the chill in the air, it’s a little tough to get outside, but dancing in the kitchen sounds like a fabulous idea! Thanks for the tip, I’m going to try that too!

    1. Thank you for visiting us today – That’s a great name – vivachange77 – you are a talented poet. We hope you find our site useful and visit us often!

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