The holiday season is fast approaching, December and January are often filled with a lot of festivity (eating and drinking). One of our main problem with Holiday season is maintaining our shape “OR” getting back in shape after the holiday.

Good news is, it’s not hard to prevent those problems 🙂

We can make this early Holiday week as a preparation for the holiday season.  early training is the key.

Start your day with an Aerobic exercise ( may it be walking, running or Dancing!!)

Follow up with weight training. Body weight exercises can be executed at home  such as:

  1. Squat  X  20 reps  X  2 sets
  2. Lunges  X 15 reps  X 2  sets each leg
  3. Calf Raises  X 20 reps X 2 sets
  4. Push up  X 15  reps  X 2  sets (push up preferences >wall pushup.on knees. On floor)
  5. Back bracing  X 20 reps X 2 sets
  6. Triceps dips X 15 reps X 2 sets
  7. Crunches X 20 reps X 2 sets

or if you’re already hitting those machines, you can follow Coach Lark’s simple steps:

  • Assign one workout a week to doing heavier weights with lower repetitions than you normally do (you should aim to reach exhaustion by 10 reps).
  • Assign another workout to lighter weights with higher repetitions(18-25) for a long, sustained burn.
  • And assign a third workout to a middle range (12-18,) but do more sets than usual.

When you are overloading (training more than you are accustomed to), it’s crucial to allow active recovery days between workouts and to make sure that you get two consecutive rest days of light training (or even total rest) each week. This allows your body to fully recover.

Working extra hard for these next two weeks will allow you to relax more thoroughly over the holidays and take it easy, without losing fitness or feeling guilty.

And while you’re relaxing, remember that your body will be happiest with you if you stay active, so although you won’t be doing anything strenuous, still make sure to take light walks, do some yoga, stretch out a bit, or move your body in whatever way is most enjoyable to you. (coachlark.com)

Control your diet 🙂

we all know that temptations are just around the corner every holiday ( feast,drinks,SWEETS) but it is always our choice 🙂 say it with me… IT IS OUR CHOICE…

P.S. being busy during holiday doesn’t mean you can’t spare 30 minutes of your time to yourself 🙂 be more active! your body will love it, your friends will envy you and you’ll be happy with the result!!! 🙂

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!