Holiday schedules can wipe out all the fitness gains you've worked hard to achieve. It may not be reasonable to expect that you are going to maintain a tough training schedule during December festivities, but that doesn't mean you should toss out training altogether.
You can maintain a considerable amount of cardiovascular fitness, and strength, as long as you modify your workouts and focus on a few basic concepts until you get back to your routine.
- Focus on Quality.
Research shows that getting two, shorter, but high intensity cardio workouts of 70-75 percent of maximum heart rate each week can help maintain aerobic fitness.
- Do a Morning Workout.
Those who exercise first thing in the morning are more likely to do it. You can avoid distractions and decreased will power as the demands of the day pile up. and you are far more likely to do it!
- Do Bodyweight Workout.
You can save time and get a workout anywhere by relying on a solid body weight routine. Skip the travel time to a gym, and get it done fast.
- Do this: An Exercise Routine for Everyone. If you want to get in better shape in 2013, but keep it simple, try this basic routine to build and maintain excellent fitness.
The bottom line on maintaining fitness with limited time? It boils down to your personal fitness goals & your current level of fitness, but by making fitness a priority, you can get more done in less time, keep you weight down, and your fitness up until your 2013 routine kicks in. Happy training!