Holidays are the number one guilty-pleasure times for us to break out of the discipline of working out. Coming back from holiday season, we find that we have over eaten, exercised less, and eaten foods we would never have put into ourselves on a normal day. After all, it’s the holidays right? You can indulge a little, surely?
Yes, indulging is allowed but not to such an extent that you undo the work you have done for months before to keep yourself fit and healthy. So what else can you do? Here are some tips on how you can keep up with your workouts during the holiday season even if you are not at home.
Improvise Your Workout
Most hotels nowadays have a gym and a personal trainer or coach attached for the benefit of the guests. Some people do not like working out with different coaches because they don’t know your history, but every trainer is trained for general workouts that can help anyone. After all, all you need to do during the holiday season is keep up with your overall fitness; not all of your training (unless you are a pro athlete or something). You can speak to him/her before you workout and come up with a game plan, or you can simply go with what you know about your own body. The trick is to use the tools at hand and not use unfamiliarity of surrounding as an excuse to not exercise.
Dance, Dance, Dance, C’mon Now
Just like the great Timberlake says, you gotta “Dance, dance, dance” during the holidays. If nothing else, play some Zumba in Singapore on your phone and just move that booty. Dancing is one of the easiest and most fun ways in which to burn extra calories. You can do it alone or with whoever you are travelling. All you need is some hot, pumping music. You don’t need a routine, but if you have any faves from famous music videos then by all means go for it. The more you move, the better you will feel at the end. Don’t forget to hydrate!
Use Those Legs
Instead of pumping it out on cycling machines and walking machines, why not do the real thing? If you don’t have access to a gym, walk or cycle instead. There is no place on earth that will bar you from walking in some form or another so put on a pair of stout shoes or even sandals and make those legs move. Stop looking at a timer; don’t keep track of the calories you burn. In fact, don’t walk for exercise – walk everywhere. If you are sightseeing, grab a map and a cycle and spin those wheels. If not, just walk around the place. Not only will the slower pace allow you to look around more, it will also burn all the rich food you’ve been guzzling o the pretext of ‘trying new things.”