With the weather growing colder by the day, you may become tempted to slack off on your workout routine or diet regimen. Nevertheless, this is likely the worst decision you can make as it is often the act of rationalizing weight gain that acts as the prerequisite of long periods of laziness during the colder months. Given these facts, the following is an overview of 3 tips to help you keep your summer body all year round.
Never Focus on the Season
One of the worst things you can do to your body is to only work on it during certain times of the year. You end up giving yourself permission to be out of shape during the winter months. Instead of working for a “summer body” every year, maintain it. Make staying healthy and fit a lifestyle. This will be better for your body as you age.
Set New Goals
Next, be sure to set new goals for the fall and winter months. One of the reasons many of us gain weight during the cooler months is because there are no immediate body image goals we’re trying to achieve. By setting new goals during the fall, you will keep yourself on track and prevent a relapse in regards to your fitness regimen.
Find the Right Balance for You
Lastly, finding the perfect balance in regards to knowing when to rest and when to reward yourself with a “cheat day” is vital. By being too hard on yourself and denying yourself time to rest as well as time to have a few less than healthy snacks on occasion, you will be far more likely to reject your diet and workout regimen for short or even long periods of time when you are in distress.
Overall, there is no such thing as the perfect body. However, by following these tips and tricks you will ensure that your summer and winter body are one in the same.