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The holiday season is a time for celebration and indulgence, but it can also be a challenging time for athletes to maintain their training routines. With all the parties, family gatherings, and delicious treats around, it’s easy to let your training slide. However, with a little planning and discipline, it’s possible to stay on track with your training goals even during the busiest time of the year.

Set Realistic Goals

It’s important to be realistic about what you can achieve during the holiday season. You may not be able to maintain the same level of training intensity as you do during the rest of the year, and that’s okay. Instead of trying to stick to your usual training schedule, focus on setting achievable goals for the holiday period. This might mean cutting back on the volume or intensity of your workouts, or simply trying to maintain your fitness level until you can get back to your regular routine after the holidays.

Make Time for Training

One of the biggest challenges of training over the holidays is finding the time to fit it in. With all the extra social activities and responsibilities, it can be tough to carve out time for yourself. However, it’s important to prioritize your training and make it a non-negotiable part of your schedule. Whether it means getting up a little earlier, fitting in a quick workout during your lunch break, or scheduling a training session after all your holiday obligations are finished for the day, it’s important to make time for your training .

Stay Hydrated and Nourished

It’s easy to overindulge during the holiday season, but it’s important to remember the importance of proper hydration and nutrition for your training. Make sure you’re getting enough fluids, and try to make healthy food choices as much as possible. It’s okay to indulge in a few holiday treats, but try to balance it out with nourishing meals and snacks to support your training.

Mix Up Your Training

If you’re struggling to fit in your usual workouts, consider mixing things up with some alternative training methods. There are plenty of bodyweight exercises you can do anywhere, or you could try a home workout video or an outdoor activity like running or cycling. This can be a great way to stay active and engaged with your training, even when you can’t make it to the gym or track.

Get Some Rest

Finally, don’t forget to prioritize rest and recovery during the holiday season. It can be tempting to try to fit in as much training as possible, but it’s important to listen to your body and allow yourself time to rest and recover. Make sure you’re getting enough sleep, and consider incorporating some active recovery activities like yoga or foam rolling into your routine.

By following these tips, you can stay on track with your training goals even during the busiest and most indulgent time of the year.

If you want to get the most out of your holiday season shed some excess weight, contact us today to discover more about improving your health and fitness. We can help you target specific areas and show you how to get the most from your workout. We also provide group training sessions or one-on-one. At Picks PT, we service Macarthur, Campbelltown, Camden, Mount Annan, and the surrounding districts, and you’ll even get a complimentary 30-minute introductory consultation. Enquire today and make the most of 2022.
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