5 Ways to Fit in Fitness This Holiday Season

///5 Ways to Fit in Fitness This Holiday Season

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness This Holiday Season

This post is sponsored by Unilever and the Dry Spray Antiperspirants from Dove & Degree.  As always, all opinions are my own and I appreciate your support of Running in a Skirt.

Holiday season can get crazy.  Stay on track with my 5 Ways to Fit in Fitness This Holiday Season.

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

Hi friends!

I’m rolling right into Christmas celebrations after the hectic Thanksgiving weekend at my house.  I adore hosting Thanksgiving, but it always takes me a few days to recover from the long weekend of festivities and family staying at my house.

On the plus side I did recruit the fam to help me put up my giant trees again!  I can’t imagine doing it without them at this point and they are such good sports about helping out.

Christmas Trees 2015/ Running in a Skirt

Fa… la.la… lala.!  I’m officially ready for Christmas movies, hot cocoa and cookies!  I’m still working on some finishing touches for my third tree with the snowman head :-).  I have no self control when it comes to Christmas trees.

We all know one of the most hectic times of the year is here.  It’s easy to forget about fitness and fall completely off track between now and New Years.  Today I’m sharing my 5 Ways to Fit in Fitness This Holiday Season!

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness the Holiday Season

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

Schedule your workouts.

I find that if I don’t schedule my workouts, they don’t happen.  At the beginning on the week I write in when I’m going to workout for the upcoming week and block off that time.  I also give myself a general idea of what kind of workout I will do that day.  It doesn’t have to be complicated, but I like to know which days are run days versus yoga or cross train days.  It only takes a few minutes to commit to a workout.

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

Stay active as a family.

There are only so many hours in the day.  If you have to choose between family time and workout time, always choose family… BUT get your family to do something fitness related with you.  My personal favorite is a simple walk, but you could play a yard game (weather permitting of course…) or even a Dance Off video game.  Getting of the couch can be hard, but it is worth it!

Use a Dry Spray before and after workouts.

When I have a busy day shopping, working out and spending time with family… the last thing I want to worry about is my antiperspirant.  Who has time for that?

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

I’ve partnered with Degree and recently tried the new Dry Spray Antiperspirants and am so impressed.   The Dry Sprays recently got a makeover from innovations by Unilever.

The Degree brand provides 48-hour odor and wetness protection, it goes on dry and leaves your skin soft, smooth and residue free.  It is formulated with MOTIONSENSE® Technology which responds directly to your body movement to release extra protection the more you move.

They are very easy to use and feel fresh and cool.

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

I tested my Degree Dry Spray Antiperspirants (#TryDry) on a LONG day of cooking, playing and running and it worked like a charm.  I’m officially a fan.

The spray bottles are quick, convenient and long lasting, making it even easier to get sweaty and fit in fitness this time of year.

Ask for class passes as gifts!

If someone asks what they can get you for a gift, ask for a class pass to your favorite fitness boutique.  Whether it’s a barre, boxing or a yoga class, doing something different can bring inspiration to your workouts.  That inspiration may be just what you need to push through this busy time of year.

Something is better than nothing.

Despite your best effort sometimes other obligations trump your fitness plans.  Be flexible and if you just can’t do your whole workout, don’t just give up.  Do what you have time for.

If it’s only 10 minutes, do a quick circuit workout or calming yoga sequence.  I enjoy using my kettle balls and BOSU for a quick workout.

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

Use your Dry Spray and move on.  Something is always better than nothing.

Don’t forget to try the new Dry Spray Antiperspirants next time you are at the store.  They are available at mass, food and drugstores nationwide.  You can find it in Degree and Dove brand for women.

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

And Dove Men+Care brand , AXE and Degree for men!  

5 Ways to Fit in Fitness this Holiday Season- Stay in shape this holiday season with these tips!/ Running in a Skirt

Use the hashtag #TryDry when you do!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m busting out the peppermint with a healthy no-bake sweet!  

I’m linking this post with Jill Conyers for Fitness Friday and Annmarie for Wild Workout Wednesday.

Your turn!

How do you plan to keep on track fitness wise this holiday season?

Have you tried Dry Sprays yet?  #TryDry

By | 2017-08-15T14:04:06-04:00 December 2nd, 2015|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips|61 Comments


  1. Lisa Ballantyne December 12, 2017 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Great post and products!

  2. CourtneyLynne December 8, 2015 at 9:29 am - Reply

    I’m all about scheduling workouts!! If I don’t I totally will just skip! It needs to be written down and official lol

  3. Jess @hellotofit December 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm - Reply

    YES to scheduling the workouts, and that something is better than nothing πŸ™‚ great tips!

  4. Toughcookiemommy December 4, 2015 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I’m going to need to workout after all the Christmas food I end up sampling. I think you have some great ideas about fitting some fitness time in during the holidays.

  5. Lisa @ Lisa the Vegetarian December 3, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Such pretty trees! I agree with you on the something is better than nothing point. That’s something I struggle with remembering in everyday life – I don’t need to get in an hour workout for it to be worth it!

    • JulieWunder February 3, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

      It’s a hard mindset to change, but it’s worth it.

  6. [email protected] December 2, 2015 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    I am so reading for Christmas movies too. I have been watching them on Hallmark channel. I have never tried the spray
    deodorant, I will have to give it a try. I really like using the BOSU ball at the gym and was thinking about adding that to my xmas wish list.

    • JulieWunder February 3, 2016 at 11:36 am - Reply

      It’s one of my favorite pieces of equipment.

  7. Amber NElson December 2, 2015 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Those are great tips to stay on track. I’m definitely going to try!

  8. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free December 2, 2015 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Great tips! I’ve gotten into scheduling my workouts by using my husband’s schedule. He takes classes at the gym across the street, so as soon as he heads out each weekday, I get off my bum and head down to our gym! I’m so impressed with your tree, too!

  9. Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes December 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    I definitely need to have a plan in writing to keep me accountable during the holiday!

    • JulieWunder February 3, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

      If I write it down, it is much more likely to happen.

  10. lindsay December 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    love that you said to stay active as a family! that is key! and will keep you moving ALL together! ;p

  11. Mary Beth Jackson December 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    I have tired #trydry and I love the products! BTW- beautiful job on the trees! Decorating is a tough job and lucky you for getting help! I am with you, if I do not write the workout down in my planner it will not happen!

  12. Kerri Olkjer December 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    Those trees are gorgeous! I really need to get to decorating this weekend. The season goes by so quickly. I’ve definitely gotten out of the habit of planning my workouts. Absolutely a must this crazy/busy time of year!

  13. Sonali- The Foodie Physician December 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Great tips! Especially scheduling work outs- that’s key! I know what you mean about needing time to recover after hosting Thanksgiving. Very smart that you got your family to help you put up that gorgeous tree! πŸ™‚

  14. Liz Mays December 2, 2015 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    I actually use those dry sprays and they work beautifully. It’s so nice not to have to slow down and wait for them to dry before doing other things.

  15. OurFamilyWorld December 2, 2015 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    These are great tips. I like to schedule my workouts, too.

  16. Nicole @ Fitful Focus December 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm - Reply

    I’ve never tried a deodorant spray!
    I stay on track in very similar ways. Planning out my workouts is key!

    • JulieWunder February 3, 2016 at 11:32 am - Reply

      It’s the new thing! They’ve updated and changed it!

  17. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction December 2, 2015 at 2:51 pm - Reply

    I have found that it is so important to schedule in the time of my workout each day this time of year to make sure that it gets done! Great tips!

  18. [email protected] December 2, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Great tips! Scheduling workouts is key for me too! And wearing deodorant πŸ˜‰

  19. Amelia @ Eating Made Easy December 2, 2015 at 2:03 pm - Reply

    Thank you for this post! I’m usually good about healthy eating during the holidays (in between indulgences, that is) but it’s the exercise that I tend to falter on. You’ve motivated me!

  20. Mary Ellen @ VNutrition December 2, 2015 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Great tips (and great Christmas trees)! Doing something is always better than nothing and I’m trying to focus on that this holiday season as I think I’m going to be really busy. I’m going to try to schedule my workouts in as well. That actually just reminded me to sign up for my next class!

  21. Heather @Fit n Cookies December 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Awesome points! I think enlisting friends is a big help, along with making sure you plan out your workouts! I am also a proponent of prioritizing, but keeping it realistic. I like to make sure you are still having fun this holiday season while still fitting in your workouts when you can πŸ™‚ Might be the time to take it back to 4-5 days a week instead of 6-7.

  22. Christine @ Love, Life, Surf December 2, 2015 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Your Christmas trees are gorgeous! It is a hectic time of year but I find that’s when I need my workouts even more! I love your tips. Scheduling is such a big one in terms of staying accountable. And I love the idea of asking for class passes as gifts! That’s a great idea!

  23. Ivanna December 2, 2015 at 12:05 pm - Reply

    These are great tips. I bought one of the Dove sprays for my daughter she likes it and my son is an Axeaholic!

  24. Cailee December 2, 2015 at 11:17 am - Reply

    This is so fun! I’m all about staying healthy this holiday season. And what a perfect time! I just posted my 5 tips for staying active this time of year! Most of mine fall under the “something is better than nothing” category! LOL, fitness is definitely something I need to work at more. Thanks for being so motivating!! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder December 2, 2015 at 12:43 pm - Reply

      Thanks Cailee! I’ll have to check out your post too πŸ™‚

  25. Jaime December 2, 2015 at 9:28 am - Reply

    I’m trying to work out several times each week this holiday season (which is a little more difficult for me this year.) :-/ I have access to a fitness center at work, though, so lunch workouts have to be built in or I won’t do them!

    • JulieWunder December 2, 2015 at 12:42 pm - Reply

      A fitness center makes a huge difference in the winter!

  26. Scheduling workouts is key for me too (and deodorant always helps for sure LOL)

  27. Annmarie December 2, 2015 at 9:01 am - Reply

    I try to fit in working out as much as possible especially this time of year! Also, your trees are amazing!

  28. Saidah Washington December 2, 2015 at 7:58 am - Reply

    Winter is when I real slack off with my fitness routine. It’s so cold out that I don’t want to go to the gym, so I’ve started working out at home. Whatever I can do to stay active over the winter is key right now.

  29. Susie @ SuzLyfe December 2, 2015 at 7:24 am - Reply

    You are the most put together workout person I’ve every seen. I look a hot mess… well, all the time, really. πŸ˜€

    • JulieWunder December 2, 2015 at 12:41 pm - Reply

      Don’t worry… I have my moments :-)) I just like to mask them with things like rhinestone headbands! haha!

  30. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) December 2, 2015 at 7:11 am - Reply

    I workout every single day! It’s so important, so I always make time for it.

  31. Blane Sherer December 2, 2015 at 5:20 am - Reply

    My family has always decorated for Christmas on the weekend after Thanksgiving
    with the family pitching in together. That family participation adds to the Christmas
    feeling of the decorating . Great advice for Holiday workouts and gift ideas too.

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