Everyone will tell you the same thing: The holidays are the worst time of year to try to stay in shape. However, it’s not all doom and gloom: If you commit to working out and watch your diet, you can get by unscathed.
We asked a number of Instagram stars for their go-to routines.
Follow SJ McShane at @sj.mcshane.
“During the holidays I’m usually traveling to see family, signing on new clients with New Year’s resolutions, and frantically trying to prioritize my own training (if only to put those extra carbs to use!). I find that making small changes to my weekly split—like rearranging days or changing rep ranges—provides a new stimulus and a refreshing break.”
Follow Meg Gallagher at @megsquats.
Follow Renee Yeoman at @reneeyeoman.
“I make sure to never miss a workout on a Monday! When I start off with a good strength or cardio workout it sets the tone for a great week ahead.”
Follow Angie Willson at @angie.willson.
“My go-to workout to de-stress is running— whether it’s doing sprints, intervals, or a longer, steady-paced run—combined with lifting weights or taking a yoga class. I’ll try to do my run in the daylight, because the sunlight automatically boosts my mood, and getting some fresh air outside helps me relax.”
Follow Noora Kuusivuori at @noorakuusivuori