When is it too late to start thinking about getting back in shape and losing some of those hibernation pounds you have gained from hiding out from the cold weather, eating bad food and being a coach potato?
The answer is: It’s never too late to get back in shape.
But you don’t want to wait to long or before you know it you will be faced with wearing more revealing warmer weather cloths with some less than attractive body features.
So instead of thinking about rotting away on your comfortable coach for another 3-6 weeks, think about how uncomfortable you will feel when springs hits and all you have to show for what you did over the winter is a set of flabby arms and pop-belly.
Here are six tips to keep your body back in shape for the up-coming spring:
Adjust Your Diet
It’s easy to find yourself with bad eating habits after the holidays are over and it’s even easier to stick with them. More time on the inside due to the cold weather leaves more time you spend loitering around the kitchen pantry and the refrigerator.
Look at your diet and get rid of the absolute no nos that you may have been letting slip by for the winter. Knowing that it’s going to be a while before you’re out in the spring weather with less cloths on can make you feel confident that a little bit of this and a little bit of that won’t hurt. But now is the time to remind yourself that every little bit counts and those extra calories add up; time to cut them out.
Up Your Cardio
In order to burn fat you have to get active and the best way to do that is to do that cardio. This will help not only burn off some of the hibernation weight, but it will also help keep any extra weight from accumulated. It will also help boost your metabolism and mood. Long winters can have effects on how energetic you are and how high your spirits are, a few cardio workouts to help you get back in shape can help turn all that around.
Mix in Some Weight Training
Yes it’s true, cardio exercising is the most efficient fat burning exercises you can do, but training with weights has its advantages as well. Just doing cardio is not going to help you get your upper-body back in shape. You need some resistance training to sculpt your peaks and trim out you arms. You don’t have to go Arnold Schwarzenegger on the weights. Just high reputation with a comfortable weight setting should help tone you backup.
Full Ab Workout
There is nothing more sexy than a set of abs, but you won’t get them by just doing crunchers, or just doing planks or any other signal ab workout. With abs you have to be willing to go the extra mile and implicate all of the workouts in your day-to-day routine. Work your abs from all different angles with all different exercises. Planks today, crunchers tomorrow. Legs raises the next day and so-on-and-so-forth. They’re pesky, but when you can take your shirt off outside with pride, they’re worth it.
Detox Your Body
This is just good common sense for everyone to do every once in a while. But if you have been inactive for a few months and plan on getting back in shape, this makes even more sense. Look at it like an oil change for your car. Your body needs some refreshing. This will help you get rid of some bad toxins your body might be holding on to and help put a little extra pep in your step when you’re ready to hit the gym.
Get a Tan
Please do everyone a favor and get some color before the nice weather hits. This may not help you get back in shape, but it is just as important. Looking like a ghost can be just as displeasing to the eye as flopping your unattractive body around outside.
There is no doubt the spring weather is right around the corner, and making sure your body is back in shape for spring cloths and spring activities should be a huge priority. But unfortunately, shaping up for the spring can’t happen over night, so now is as good as time as ever to start making some much-needed changes for the spring.