fitness tips

Wondering how to get back into fitness after the holidays? Then you’ve come to the right place. 

The holiday season is a busy time and as a result daily routines take an unwanted seat on the back burner. More time spent traveling, keeping kids busy during school vacation, and the never-ending family gatherings make for less time spent working out and eating right.

So, now that the holiday season has come to an end, many find themselves eager to get back on track. While you set your health and fitness goals for the new year, it’s a perfect time to add these key elements that will help get you on a track to success.

Set a realistic goal

Setting a goal is vital as it gives you something to aim for. It doesn’t matter if it’s to lose weight, build muscle, run a marathon, or be able to do 20 pullups, having a realistic goal will keep you motivated and moving forward. You’ll be pretty amazed at the progress you make along the way, too. For more helpful tips on staying motivated and goal setting check out this article.

Start small

Speaking of running a marathon, we definitely don’t recommend dusting off those running shoes and going for a casual 26 miles right off the bat. If you’ve taken some time off from your regular fitness routine, then it’s always a good idea to start small and ease yourself into it. Jumping in too quickly can not only cause injury, but you’ll likely end up feeling frustrated and defeated rather than accomplished.

Get yourself a personal trainer

Which leads us to our next tip, getting a personal trainer. This one goes without saying. When you are aiming for a specific fitness goal not only do you need to visualize success, but you need the right tools in place to bring it to fruition. That is what a trainer is there for, to provide knowledge, motivation, and act as an accountability partner so you can crush your goal safely and successfully. To get started with one at B5 contact us to set up a free assessment.

Prioritize sleep

You really can’t get back into a routine the right way if you aren’t getting enough sleep. If you’re constantly tired, you’ll be less energetic and less motivated to workout. In addition, for muscle gain and weight loss to happen, sleep is essential. Aim for 7-9 hours per night for proper recovery.

Pay attention to nutrition

Sticking to a healthy diet will ensure you’re getting the proper nutrients your body needs to get the most out of your fitness routine. Make sure to stay hydrated and add healthy carbohydrates, fats, and proteins into your diet. It is also essential after a workout to eat or drink something within 15 minutes to ensure proper refuel of what you lost.

Looking for even more tips for health and fitness after the holidays? Check out this article for easy tips you can incorporate everyday.