How To Keep Your Fitness Journey On Track In The Winter Months
By Sam Witter on 18th October, 2016
Autumn has now arrived, many people lose motivation around this time of year, social events increase, training becomes less and less and client’s diets usually take a turn for the worse.
A desire to look good on the beach is a thing of the past and motivation to train hard and eat well becomes more difficult.
Just because the summer clothes have gone back into the wardrobe and the baggy comfy clothes are back it is not an excuse to pile the pounds back on.
I like to set my clients a Christmas goal to work towards to help keep them on track after all the hard work during the year. Don’t waste it over the winter months!!
So how do you keep focused in the winter months and not spoil your hard work?
1) LIFESTYLE– Dieting is a thing of the past. Changing your lifestyle is key and not just doing another “faddy diet”. The habits you will learn should stay and you will continue to see results week to week. This applies even when eating out, keep the protein and vegetables but drop the carbohydrate.
2) Eat more super foods – in winter your body needs more antioxidants and vitamins to fight off colds. Load up on dark green vegetables and berries.
3) Beat hangovers- It’s party season which means looking good is key but also hangovers will be making lots of you feel ropey over the festive period. Choose what you drink carefully. Red wine and vodka soda water are much better than beers and sugar mixers. Try to drink water at the same time, this will help you to stay hydrated and stop those horrible hangovers.
4) 20 min training – Doing 20mins of intense exercise a day is not time consuming, can be done from home and is a massive benefit to your health.
5) Take your winter supplements:
– Multi-vitamin – helps to naturally detox the body each day and keep the immune system healthy.
– Zinc – Keeps the immune system strong and turns off a process in the body called aromatise that turns testosterone into estrogen.
Making these changes will help you to keep your energy levels high and to ward off the winter bugs.
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