A Weekly Workout Plan by Kristine Lilly to Help you Stay on Track Throughout the Holidays

Exercise Tips, Kristine Lilly, Seasonal Tips Steward Health Care

Kristine Lilly is a legendary U.S. Soccer World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist and Steward’s Community Wellness Ambassador.

The holidays tend to make life a bit hectic and crazy for everyone. I know it does for me.  One way I maintain my sanity during this time of the year is by setting aside time throughout the week to work out. Also, I find, now is not the time to give up on exercise as we tend to overindulge with all of the holiday parties and yummy food.

But you may be thinking to yourself, “How can I fit it all in – the shopping, wrapping, baking, and hosting on top of work and ongoing family and friend obligations?”

To help me stay motivated and carve out the time I need to work out, I find writing down my workout plan beforehand keeps me on track.  Knowing what I have planned for the week makes me accountable and feel better, especially during the holiday season.

Here is an example of my weekly exercise chart that you can easily adapt for yourself.

Monday: Run outside for 25 minutes.

Tuesday: Lift weights.

Wednesday: Double day! Morning yoga and afternoon workout at my local Orangetheory Fitness gym that I love attending.

Thursday: Lift weights.

Friday: Run outside for 25 minutes with some hills or just 30-second faster bursts every so often. Both types of running get the heart rate up.

Saturday: Free day! 30 to 40 minutes of bike riding, walking, hiking or anything to get moving.

Sunday: OFF! Relax today!

In addition to carving out the time to exercise during the busy holiday season, make sure to carve out some “me time.”

I hope these strategies help you find some sanity during the holidays so you can truly enjoy your family and friends and the holiday spirit.

Always Believe!

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