We all know that during this time of the year it’s easy to exchange your healthy lifestyle for long dinners and festive nights. However we know we are sporty people and we won't feel good if we don't exercice enough.
So here is few guidelines you should follow to make sure you won't feel guilty after eating too much chocolate!
Remember that it is the time to enjoy and indulge but within reason. It doesn’t need to be all or nothing with food and exercise but rather somewhere in the middle. Take your level of fitness and your eating habits and adjust them to what is achievable for where you are going to be.
ADAPT YOUR WORKOUT TO YOUR SITUATION
When you are travelling it can be difficult to continue your exact exercise routine from home, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop all together! I like to adapt by using what I have with me. As an example using a towel instead of a yoga mat or a sock filled with sand instead of an ankle weight.
DO SOMETHING EVERYDAY
It’s your holiday so you have to enjoy! Get out and do something active no matter where you are. You don’t need to be in the tropics or summer to go outside for something as simple as a walk! Enjoy your environment as much as you can!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR ENVIRONMENT
If you are somewhere cold and snowy or hot and humid, make the most of it and play around. If you ski or snowboard then have at it, if not then try something new! Any board sport is going to help you with core and balance for your next kite session.
Waking up early to fit in a workout is not everyone’s idea of fun but remember you will most likely be busy in the evenings. When there are a lot of events and fun activities going on, its good to have your workout finished and be able to just enjoy.
REMEMBER THE LONG TERM GOAL
Its good to let loose a little bit and enjoy with friends and family, however your long term goal for kiting and health should still be within reach when it’s the new year. The happier and more confident you feel the more positive your life will become.
If you are stuck inside because of the cold or because of a hotel room, cardio is still an option. In between your muscle building movements and pilates exercises, add jumping squats or lunges to get your heart rate up and make your workout a little more challenging.