Although your oversized sweaters might look good and stylish now, this doesn’t mean that the weight you’ve gained throughout the winter will magically cease to exist. Do not deceive yourself into thinking that it’s way too early to start shaping up for summertime. Bikini weather is just around the corner, and getting that rocking beachbody is no piece of cake. This will take time and effort, so get to work starting today. Below are the most important steps for you to take in order to get your body ready for this spring!
It's a common misconception that a rigorous and intense workout plan will get you the desired results, but the reality is that it's all for nothing unless your eating habits are coordinated. Diet food does not have to be as unappealing as everyone assumes it to be. Turn healthy into fun by exploring some interesting dishes and recipes and experimenting with international cuisines and exotic spices. After a long winter of stuffing yourself with fats and carbs, when the sunny weather creeps up, salads start to sound tempting and refreshing. The greener, the better and more powerful in helping you lower your insulin levels and thus burn fats more easily. Luckily, this is the prime season for veggies like spinach, artichokes, arugula, and green-leafed berries, so give your fridge a makeover and get ready for a delicious homemade meal plan.
Besides a regular meal plan and a healthy and nutritious diet, you might want to consider certain supplements for the best results. Due to busy schedules and everyday stress, sometimes we lack the time and energy to invest in a detailed nutrition plan. This is where supplements in the shape of vitamins, proteins, and amazingly effective weight loss drops come to the rescue. Incorporate these into your everyday diet for a healthy, strong, and energetic kick-off to this spring.
The winter holiday season goes hand in hand with a myriad of guilty pleasures, including long hours spent in front of the TV, indulgent dinners, lots of wine, and very limited physical activity. However, with the sun shining, daylight hours getting longer, and layers of clothing coming off, the consequences finally come to the light of day. It's high time to cut down on some or all of those bad habits you’ve picked up. Start with small sacrifices such as cutting out junk food and gradually move on to more difficult ones, like cutting back on your alcohol consumption. Of course, you can still wine and dine from time to time, but when you do, make sure you're still eating right and drinking moderately.
Our worst enemy during the long cold winter is our physical inactivity. No matter how cozy and warm it feels to curl up on the couch in your pajamas, it’s time to get moving! Try reviving an old hobby like skating, hiking, or cycling. Treat your dog to an extra walk every day. Go swimming, jogging, or walking. Ideally, you should have been keeping up with your fitness routine throughout the winter. However, we all know this is rarely the case – so get yourself off your freaking couch and hit the gym or trail first thing in the morning! In case you're still lacking motivation, get a gym buddy, invest in some new workout clothes, or hire a professional trainer to help you stay on the right track and not give up after the first post-gym session sore muscles.
Battling the winter blues is a process that demands hard work, but it is definitely worth it once the revealing spring clothes come into play and zap your desire to overeat. The cold, stay-in weekends are soon to be a thing of the past, and those hot summer days spent on the beach will be there before you blink – so waste no more