Liz 26 days ago by Liz Adams

Staying Motivated Throughout the Holidays

Shop the Post: Train Time Leggings (wearing a 4), Tie It Up Tank, Back in Action Long Sleeve Tee, In A Flurry Vest (size down), Everywhere Belt Bag ℅ lululemon

Anyone else have trouble keeping their workout motivation up as soon as the weather gets a little bit cooler? We are pretty much outside every minute we can during the summer (which makes taking the boys for a jog in their stroller or walking to the gym a breeze!) but as soon as October hits, I just want to stay indoors cozied up under a blanket, drinking coffee and eating homemade cookies. It’s so easy to say, “I’m going to enjoy myself and get back on track after Jan. 1.” 

But at the same time, I’ve realized how incredibly important it is for me to stay active during the last quarter of the year. This is the busiest season for both my business and personal life, and between all the deadlines, travel, get-togethers with family and friends, and even just trying to get our home ready for the holidays I can quickly start to lose track of my sanity. A solid sweat session at the gym or even a short jog outside always makes me feel more at ease! 

Tips for Staying Motivated During the Holiday Season 

  • I find that when I’m active I make healthier decisions in all areas of my life. When I make time to exercise I usually find myself not over indulging or saying no to that extra piece of pie!
  • Make it fun! Go on a family walk and stop to do a couple of circuits every mile! Grab a buddy for a morning jog! Being active is what you make it and remember it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Even small choices make a big difference. 
  • Add healthy decisions into your routine! Carving out time for activity in my to-do list helps me remember that it is a must do during my day. I think it’s easy to fill our time with “things” that we make excuses for the things that are important for our mental and physical health. 
  • Remind yourself how good it will feel to start a new year with a healthy mindset! 

You already know that lululemon is my go-to for all things activewear, and I’ve slowly been starting to transition my workout wardrobe to be more cold weather-friendly. These train time leggings are just the right thickness without feeling heavy, and I’m a big fan of the mesh paneling to prevent you from getting too hot. I like to layer a long sleeve tee (this tee is a DREAM! I’ll be wearing it all the time) over one of my favorite workout tanks (plus a puffy vest if it’s really chilly) and I’m good to go for any gym session, outdoor workout, or family walk! This vest is so fun and oversized, I’d recommend sizing down. Lots of you have asked about the fanny pack I like to wear while running—this belt bag is lightweight, stays in place, and is actually super cute (a description I never thought I would write about a fanny pack). 

I read somewhere once that you’ll never regret a workout once it’s finished and I feel like this is especially true during the holidays. On top of that, there are only 2.5 months left in this decade—THIS DECADE!! If that isn’t motivation, then I don’t know what is. Plus, an extra workout makes you feel a little bit better about reaching for another cookie, am I right? 😉

A big thank you to lululemon for partnering on this post! 

Should we start a hashtag for holding us all accountable this season?! What about #HAFHolidayFitness? Tag me in your workouts on Instagram—I’d love the inspiration!