How to get back into fitness after the holidays

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A multi-ethnic group of elderly female friends stands outside while stretching during their yoga class. They are enjoying a beautiful day. They are calm and happy.

After the holidays, you will probably admit that you’ve been slacking on the fitness front. Of course, the festive season is about spending time with your loved ones, but it’s easy to get a little too carried away and over-indulge on sweet treats and delights.

Come the New Year, the aftermath of all that food and wine tends to take its toll, with waistbands feeling tighter and energy levels beginning to wane. Rather than get stuck in a rut, it’s important to step back onto the health and fitness wagon.

This is easier said than done though, so here are a few tips to getting back into fitness after the festive season:

Make a list

If you’re not sure where to start, the best way to get organized is to make a list. This can include anything from which workout clothes you want to buy, to the days and times that you’re free to exercise.

Seeing everything written out in front of you will help to make your plans to get back into fitness more realistic, encouraging you to get up and be motivated.

Set yourself a challenge

For those with little willpower, why not join challenge? Aida, your personal coach on Foresters Go, can be your pocket health coach and help you stay motivated and attain your goals.

The act of signing up to classes in advance will help to give you the motivation needed to complete the challenge. After all, if you have pre-paid for a certain number of classes, you won’t want to miss them and risk losing out on your money.

What’s more, you’ll find that as the days go on, you will begin to enjoy your new routine more and more, and the results will really start to pay off.

Buddy up

A great way to keep motivated is to get into a fitness routine alongside your best friend. It can be difficult to stay on track when you are going it alone, but having a friend by your side who has the same or similar goals makes it all the more easier – not to mention enjoyable.

Make a pact to work out together regularly and encourage one another to stay motivated by showing support and enthusiasm.

Book a personal trainer

Getting back into fitness after Christmas may be easier with the help of a personal trainer. While this will come at a cost, the help of a professional will ensure that you reach your goals and do so in the right way.

Not just this, but personal trainers also help you to stay focused and not lose sight of the end result. Foresters Go can help you stay motivated and allow you to achieve your personal goals, too.

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