Getting fit can seem like a bit of a drag and a chore for many people. That’s what you want to avoid because when you’re not enjoying something, you become more likely to give up at it. As everyone who has tried to get fit before will know, anything that makes you want to quit is incredibly damaging. That’s why you need to find ways to get fit in a way that allows you to express yourself and push yourself at the same time.
It’s only natural to let your health and fitness routines slide over the Christmas period. Most of us start preparing for Christmas at some time in November nowadays and just get busier and busier as the big day draws closer. This can mean that your exercise routine slides. Few of us have time to hit the gym or go for a run as often as we would like in the run-up to the holidays.
Even if you manage to keep things up while juggling work and Christmas prep, you’ll have probably given yourself a bit of time off between Christmas and New Year. It’s the chance we all need to overindulge and relax with our friends and family, and it’s absolutely fine to take a break.
While a few days, or even a week or two, away from your usual routine won’t hurt, it can be hard to get back into the swing of things, especially if you’ve had an extended break. It can be all too easy to find yourself making excuses well into January. Then, before you know it, your fitness levels have dropped, and the idea of exercise fills you with dread. To avoid this, it’s important to get back into fitness as soon as your celebrations are over, even if you are still indulging on festive treats and leftovers. Here’s a look at some great ways to ensure you get back out there.
Today’s inspiration is courtesy of InTheSnow Magazine, based in the UK. The guest post below focuses on the great accomplishments of women in winter sports. These ski and snow sportswomen truly are awesome!
On my last girls’ (or should I really be saying women’s) night out we got to talking about schools and the rights and wrongs of labelling ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ separately and what that then led to. One of the discussion points was segregation in school sport and the fact it was based on sex not size or ability. The girls always seemed to get second choice of the sports field or equipment and had virtually no opportunities for competitive and team sports outside school grounds. Girls who were competitive or physically strong were odd and not celebrated. Compare this experience to the boys where sporting prowess and a competitive nature were desirable characteristics. They had several teams and competed against other schools. It sets a president about how kids view themselves and, certainly for ladies of my generation, set an expectation (or lack thereof) about our sporting aspirations.