It’s never too early to start preparing for the busy summer months when clothing gets skimpier and more of your body is showing. That’s why a winter workout can be one of the most valuable tools you have. Heavier winter clothing may hide many of the pounds you put on during the holiday season, but once summer comes, those lighter weight outfits will definitely show it. It’s time to take action and the winter months are perfect for it. The winter months tend to be less hectic. I you have children that are of school age, you may have a window of opportunity while they’re at school. The weather doesn’t always allow for outside exercise, so devoting time at the gym can keep you in tip top shape for the summer or help you get there.
Start changing your eating habits and make smarter choices.
Making smarter choices when it comes to eating isn’t dieting. Diets don’t work. That’s because they always end and you go back to old eating habits that put on weight in the first place. Even worse, if your diet was super low calorie, it puts your body in starvation mode, which slows the metabolism and makes weight loss harder and weight gain easier, so you often regain even more than you lost. Eating smarter allows you to pick your meals based on nutrition. You’ll find there’s never a feeling of being deprived and if you want some of your favorite high calorie junk food, it’s okay once in a while.
A program of regular exercise keeps you toned and fit.
You won’t build bulging muscles like a man when you exercise regularly. In fact, any female body builder will tell you it’s really hard to do that and requires total dedication to a rigorous, continual type of exercise routine. Instead, you’ll build lean muscle mass that tones you and makes you look curvy. You’ll take pounds off quicker when you combine exercising with healthy eating. That’s because exercising burns calories and healthy eating lowers caloric intake, attacking fat on two levels. It also builds muscle tissue. Muscle tissue requires more calories than fat tissue does, so effectively, you’ll be boosting your metabolism.
Getting ready for summer means boosting your energy level.
Summer is always a busy time of year. There’s so much to do. If you have children, a lot of time is often devoted to family outings and adventures. All this activity can leave you drained unless your body is ready for it. Starting now, you can be. Getting and keeping fit during the winter will boost your energy level so you have time for family, job, summer fun and all the other demands you have on your life.
- Winter blahs can make you feel tired and unmotivated. Working out can eliminate that and leave you energized and ready for the rest of the day.
- No matter who you are, life holds plenty of stress. Regular exercise is a stress buster, burning off the hormones of stress and putting you back to normal.
- You’ll be healthier when you eat nourishing meals and exercise regularly. It boosts the immune system and helps prevent serious conditions.
- Regular exercise and healthy eating can help relieve some of the problems of menopause and reduce menstrual cramping.