Don’t let the season changes prevent you from improving your fitness.
Summer is quickly coming to a close and sweater weather is fast approaching. You might be looking forward to the upcoming months of treats, soups, and layered clothing, as you should be! But it’s also the time of year to maintain your fitness. Many people consider the next few months their “off season,” which makes it easy to miss a workout. Don’t fall into this trap! Training and taking care of your body should be done year round, not just when you’re planning on being in a swimsuit.
Luckily, I’ve come up with five tips below to keep you motivated during the upcoming holiday season!
1. Train indoors.
Cold weather got you down? One of my favorite things to do when the weather isn’t great is to jump on my treadmill and run! Treadmills are amazing training tools that can be used to work your body in so many different ways. From incline walking to interval running, you’re sure to get a good workout and stay warm indoors!
2. Make a plan.
A sure-fire way to stay motivated is to make a plan and stick to it. Maybe there’s an upcoming event or early season race you have your eye on? Follow a training plan, join an iFit program, or set a daily workout goal on the iFit Coach app to help hold you accountable.
3. Stay consistent.
If you want to maintain what you’ve gained and also improve, then stay consistent and don’t stop. Take rest days as needed, but try not to take long stretches of time off. When you have to start from ground zero, it can be difficult and frustrating, because what once was easy will be hard.
4. Watch what you eat.
People gain more weight during the holidays than any other time of year. With all the unhealthy meals, sugar-coated desserts, holiday parties, and reasons to celebrate, there are temptations left and right. It’s of course okay to indulge here and there, but remember your goals and stay mindful of what you’re eating.
5. Prioritize your workout.
With shorter days and longer to-do lists, you may feel too busy to get a 30-minute workout in. But getting your daily dose of endorphins is crucial. So make sure your workout is at the top of your list and that it gets done first.
Hopefully these tips help you stay active and healthy as the weather changes. Good luck and stay strong this holiday season!
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WARNING: This post is not intended to replace the advice of a medical professional. The above information should not be used to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet, sleep methods, daily activity, or fitness routine. iFit assumes no responsibility for any personal injury or damage sustained by any recommendations, opinions, or advice given in this article.