After “No Shave November” comes “No Shape December”. Yes, with all the Christmas parties, reunions, get-togethers, Christmas dinners and a whole lot more, you will probably feel bloated and just so heavy even before January comes. How can you possibly get abs and maintain those if you already have a six-pack when you’re in the middle of all these celebrations? Well, it’s all about determination and motivation and a whole lot of discipline. You can eat all you like but you must also exercise as much as you can to lose the weight you gain and turn all those food intake into muscles instead.
If you’re looking for kinds of exercises that will help you get back in shape or maintain your fit body through the holiday season, here are some exercises that you may want to consider. With regular workout, you can be almost sure that you will sweat all the fats, sugar and cholesterol out!
1. Run, Walk, Swim and Bike!
Discover the great outdoors! The world is such a beautiful place and you just can’t miss the opportunity you have to get in shape while having a beautiful view of your town or city. If you live in an area where it’s cold during this season, then you can eliminate the swimming part and run, walk or bike instead. These are fun ways to get fit and if you have a running buddy, that would be better too!
2. Indoor Exercises
There are so many exercises you can do at home. Grab a yoga instructional DVD or check on aerobic exercises you can find on YouTube. Yes, aerobics are so old school but these work. You can do this in the comfort of your home and the privacy of your room.
An upright exercise bike is a great bike for working out at home, you can simply bike the hours away as you watch your favorite TV series or a movie. You won’t notice the time and you’ll just see a puddle of sweat building up which is just oh, so satisfying!
Dancing is another fun thing to do. Again, you can go online. Find some dance videos on YouTube and just dance. If you keep on doing this regularly, not only will you lose weight, you will also learn the moves that will make you a hit on the dance floor.
4. Enroll in a Fitness Facility
If there’s a gym in town, you better enroll now. The best thing about going to the gym is that you have a fitness instructor teaching you and motivating you to exercise. You’ll get that extra push you need when you feel like another five minutes on the treadmill will kill you.
5. Engage in Sports
Basketball, volleyball, badminton, tennis—the list is endless! Sports will bring out your competitive side so you won’t stop in the middle of a game unless you win, of course! This is the best way to lose weight because it is enjoyable and you can even have friends to come play with you.