Fall is upon us, but don’t let that stop you from falling off the fitness wagon. Fitness should not be seasonal, it should be a lifestyle. That doesn’t mean you have to restrict yourself from those bad, yet delicious foods for the rest of your life or you can never miss a day at the gym. It just means that, despite what season it is, you will commit live a healthy not just to look good, but to feel good.
With the falling temps (at least in most areas), put a plan in place to continue your get-fit habits through the fall and winter seasons. Here are a few tips to get you going.
Fall and winter are the seasons when we get to wear our warm layers of clothing, like sweaters, boots, scarves, sweats, etc. As you add more clothes to your outfits, don’t use that as an excuse to hide your body that you worked so hard for. So instead of layering on those bulkier items, why not show off that body and wear more fitted outfits?
Wearing things that are more fitted (not to be confused with too tight), will be a constant reminder of what your body has become and keep you more motivated to keep it up.
Change it Up
You may not be able to exercise outdoors as much with the weather changing, so change it up. Research interesting fitness activities at your local gym, yoga studio, or community center. Try that pole dancing or Zumba class. Fencing or indoor rock climbing could be fun. You will be surprised at the wide range of fitness activities to choose from. Let the cold season be an excuse to explore new things.
Stay at Home
If you live in an area where winter is pretty harsh, there could be long stretches of time when going outside may not be option. Now is the time to stock up on workout DVDs to keep you going when the snow won’t allow you to leave. Get a variety of workouts to keep you from getting bored.
I like Pilates, yoga, strength training, full body, core and booty-focused workout DVDs. Whatever you chose, make sure they are ones that you will actually use and not ones that will collect dust on your shelf.
Take this time now to plan how you will continue your fitness journey through the fall and winter seasons. You are in control of how well you do. Don’t let the cold ruin your HOTness!
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