There is nothing in the world that is more demotivating than winter. Is there anything worse than getting home from work, finally being done with your soggy, grey commute, and then realizing with a sinking heart as you look at the rain out of the kitchen window that it’s your night to go to the gym? This time of year we feel much more inclined to reach for the cookie jar than our running shoes. But luckily there are some things that we can do to keep ourselves in shape this winter so we don’t get too much of a shock when we attempt to squeeze ourselves into our summer clothes.
Try Exercising At Home
If you don’t want to have to leave the house – and let’s face it, who does? – then exercising at home might just be for you. Make sure that you consider your fitness routine carefully beforehand. Maybe you want to try some yoga to become more spiritually attuned and flexible, or perhaps you’d rather do some sit ups or push ups to help strengthen and tone your body. No matter what you do, make sure you set aside time in the day to exercise and prioritise it.
Try Surgical Methods
Let’s face it: healthy eating and exercise don’t work for everyone and if you’re still unhappy with your figure, or if you’re unhappy in a way that good food and a decent fitness regime won’t change, then you shouldn’t feel ashamed if you decide to opt for cosmetic surgery. Breast implant surgery can be very effective and can help your self esteem, while lipo and body sculpting has been proven to have great effects on people.
Try Eating Healthily
There’s no better way to get a little more trim than to put down the potato chips. Make sure that you eat three balanced meals a day and that you don’t snack between them. Cutting down on sugar should also help but remember that you should try to eat everything in moderation. Cutting out food groups entirely won’t help – but moderation and portion size absolutely will.
Try Getting Your Friends And Family Involved
It’s so easy to not force yourself to leave the house to go to the gym – but if you have a longstanding social engagement to go to yoga with your best friend or to go swimming with your kids, then you’ll probably find it a lot easier to stumble into your yoga pants or swimming costume and into the car. Not only will it be easier to make yourself go out but it’ll also make exercising a whole lot more fun too.
Another activity that the whole family can enjoy, hiking is the sort of exercise that doesn’t feel like exercising. It builds up both strength and stamina and it can also help you to appreciate the wintery weather as you trek across snowy cold landscapes. Take your dog out with you – just make sure you wrap him or her up in a doggy coat!