Date Posted:23 July 2020
While we could laze the days away during winter, we know the inevitable truth — summer is coming! And with that comes the realisation that you need to get up and muster the motivation to start working out and eating a healthy diet.
As they say summer bodies are made in winter. But winter is almost over! Well, don’t let the panic set in. Although you have mere weeks away before winter ends, there is still spring as your buffer before beach season hits. So rather than hitting the gym in a desperate flurry to drop the pounds, take a moment to consider a simple plan.
A short burst of cardio and weightlifting exercises and portion-control may help you lose five to ten pounds, but a complete lifestyle overhaul is what you will need to achieve loftier fitness goals.
Check out these tips to help you get that rocking summer body!
Keep yourself hydrated
It doesn’t matter what season it is, hydrating is one of the most fundamental ways to keep the fat off. Drinking 2 litres of water a day will not only rid your body of toxins but it is also proven to promote weight loss. Also drinking water before meals can help reduce your appetite so you can better manage your portions without the craving.
Start winter meal preparation
The smart art of preparing your meals ahead will not only save you time but also help you steer clear from unhealthy takeouts and junk foods. There are many winter meal prep recipes online you can reference when starting your own. You can go easy and start with simple ones so you don’t get discouraged.
Hit the gym or work out at home
With gyms reopening this winter, hitting the gym is more daunting today than ever. There are certain advantages to gyms such as having a variety of gym equipment and machines. However, it is still prudent to follow social distancing and other precautions. Make sure the gym you choose follows the recommended safety and cleaning guidelines.
When a home workout is more appealing to you at this uncertain time, there are tons of exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. Netflix offers in-home workout videos, so is Youtube. If you want to kick it up a notch, think about investing in functional fitness equipment from Morgan Sports.
It’s true that cooler months make it harder to get motivated. But staying active is an essential key to getting and staying in shape. If you are hesitant to pick up a dumbbell or roll out your exercise mat for morning yoga, the least you can do is make sure you move around.
With that, I mean choosing to walk rather than driving when going to a nearby store, provided it is safe and not biting cold outside. You can also think of some winter activity you enjoy that can help you work up a sweat.
Get enough sleep
If salads and workouts are not how you imagined spending your winter, then sleep is for sure a welcome weight loss method. Although the idea of sleeping to lose weight might be too good to be true, a study reveals that your body burns more calories during cold weather because of your “brown fat”; the good fat that helps improve your metabolism.
It is also a common fact that when the body gets too little sleep, our appetite increases and the body starts craving for carbohydrates and other high-calorie snacks.
Winter Workout Motivations
If you need a bit more motivation to get moving this winter, try out these winter workout tips:
All these things will force you to commit to a routine and give you the head start you need to successfully rock a summer body with confidence.
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