The holidays are just about here, which means parties with tables full of food and drinks and leftovers filling up your fridge as if taunting you. The extra parties that come along with the holiday season don’t have to mean extra pounds. The bread rolls, turkey stuffing, pies, cakes, and cookies will all be there willing you to eat them, and you can partake, enjoy the season and still fit into your favorite party dress. If you aren’t a participant in a CrossFit Gym, there is no better time than now. Sign up for a free trial and start the routine so you can stay healthy during the holidays and carry that momentum into the new year. Follow these guidelines about getting healthy and getting in shape and get signed up at CrossFit MOB.
Ease Into It
“Exercise” and “workout” can be intimidating words if you don’t have a routine. Ease yourself into it and keep in mind that it’s hard work and your legs and arms might be sore after a workout, but it’s all in the name of health. Thinking of working out as a routine will make it seem like any other part of your day. At CrossFit MOB, there are CrossFit daily workouts, WOD, or workout of the day. Get up in the morning and get your WOD out of the way. You will have higher energy throughout the day and if a holiday party that night is serving your favorite pie, cut a thin slice and your confidence will enjoy a boost. You don’t need to do it every day, but make an effort to get it in and make it a part of your routine.
Variety is the spice of life and that means the types of workouts you are doing, to the foods you are eating. CrossFit gyms all have routines and CrossFit exercises designed to switch things up. When exercising, doing the same type of exercise creates muscle imbalances, not to mention that it gets boring and you’re more likely to stop doing it. Focus on arms on Monday, legs on Wednesday, and cardio on Saturday. Instead of turning on the TV as a method of relaxation after work or before bedtime, there are hundreds of varieties of exercise that don’t involve running on the treadmill or lifting weights. To learn more about varieties of exercise, check out CrossFit MOB. Once you learn the basics you can do it on your own and mix it up as you feel like.
The word “diet” is almost as frustrating as the words exercise and workout. The struggle with what to eat to stay and keep healthy during the holiday season and the rest of the year is real. Sugary and fat filled foods cross your path many times a day, and it’s hard to say no when it seems like everyone else is eating the same thing. But exercise without healthy foods is a sure way to be disappointed in the end. Start your morning out with eggs and an added vegetable, which offers high protein and the fuel your body will need when you’re kicking butt at your morning CrossFit routine. Mixing in greens and eating frequent, small
meals throughout the day will allow your body to feel satisfied and you won’t pound an entire plate full of turkey at dinner time. When you are feeling down about how frustrating workouts can be sometimes (because they are), have a serving of dark chocolate to boost your mood. The food you eat doesn’t always have to be salads and water, learning how to cook and eat healthy is half the battle.
Before you enter the holiday season, check out CrossFit MOB. Getting and staying healthy is hard, but it can be fun and rewarding too. With individualized WODs, getting into a routine and eating healthy, you can fit into that party dress (or suit) and eat the pie too.