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Putting aside workout time for you during the holidays

The holiday season can be really fun. It can also be overwhelming and stressful--the parties, the family gatherings, trying to get everything done in time, yadda yadda yadda. It can be hard to find a moment of time for yourself. One of the reasons I enjoy working out so much is it's my time. Whether I go to a class or head out for a run on my own, it's my moment to escape. There are so many different reasons I look forward to workouts but here's a quick summary:

  • To think: I love to let my mind wander during workouts. If I'm dealing with some kind of challenge, sometimes stepping away from the challenge and working out can help clear my head and present an answer that was right in front of me.

  • To forget: I don't always solve problems during workouts. Sometimes I love working out so I can forget whatever I'm dealing with in my life at that moment.

  • To punch things so I don't punch others: Lastly, I also love workouts to get my aggressions out. We all have times in our lives when people piss us off. Working out can be so therapeutic during those times.

During the holidays, it's easy to lose sight of making time for ourselves, but it's more important than ever. Still, if you're traveling, or don't have time to make it to the gym, even short workouts can be worth it. Here's a great article on quick workouts that you can do anywhere.

What are your motivations for working out?

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