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Back to Fierce: Getting back into your fitness routine after a holiday hiatus

Whether you took a break because of your busy holiday schedule, or you’ve been hit hard by cold and flu season, it can be tough to get back into class after a hiatus. You might be tempted to hit it hard to undo the damage, but with a little motivation and a few reasonable adjustments, you can easily get back on track. Here’s how to get started:

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1.     Set an intention.

Forget about setting (and likely quickly forgetting) a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Instead, pick a one-word theme to work on in all aspects of your life. Need some inspiration? Check out some of our 2018 words here.

2.     Move daily.

Add your workouts to your calendar. Our online Fierce class schedule makes it easy to book your workouts, and you can schedule them up to a month out. You’re bound to miss a day, but if you aim to be active every day, it gets easier and easier to sneak in some exercise.

3.     Enlist a workout buddy.

Skipping a workout is a lot harder when you know you’ll be leaving your friend hanging. Pair up with a coworker, sister or friend who is important enough in your life that you’d feel bad about cancelling a workout session with them.

4.     Skip the margs and opt for more H20.

Getting in on dry January, can not only save you some extra calories, but when replaced with more H20, you can get rid of holiday bloat faster. Water not only flushes out excess sodium, it also helps keep things moving through your digestive system. A good rule-of-thumb is to aim to take in about half your body weight in ounces for optimal hydration.

5.     Reward yourself.

If you’re finding it hard to stay on track, reward yourself for your achievements or milestones. We swear, nothing motivates us to get back into class like a new pair of pants or some matching sticky socks.