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Kick starting your winter workout regime

Monday, June 3, 2013
by John Doe

The summer sun has well and truly gone and with it your motivation to work out. As tempting as it is throw your gym clothes to the back of your wardrobe and forget about them until spring you’ll be kicking yourself once summer rolls around again. Racing against the clock to get your body back into bikini form is never fun. So here are a few tips to help you kick off your winter workout regime and keep you motivated during the colder months ahead.

Routine: Plan your winter workout. If you pick a morning workout don’t hang around the house having breakfast first, just jump straight out of bed and go. Another alternative is to take your gym bag to work so you can head straight to the gym without having to go home first.

Work out with a friend: You are far more likely to stick to a routine if you have someone else relying on you. Work out with a friend and push each other to reach your fitness goals.

Food: It’s silly to face the cold each day only to undo all that hard work by eating winter comfort foods. Plan healthy dinners and make extra serves to have for lunch the next day.

Take time to unwind: It’s important to give your body plenty recovery time after your workout. Take the time to stretch and relax so that you don’t tire yourself out. Be sure to drink at least eight glasses of water a day and avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks as these can dry your skin out.

Look good to feel good: The winter months can be very harsh on your skin and working out in the cold can make this even worse. Take the time to care for your skin, keep your skincare routine up. Just because the sun has gone doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a warm summer glow and the slimming effects of a natural tan. Use a tanning product that contains a moisturizer to help keep your skin hydrated and you will look as good as you feel.

If you follow your winter workout and keep yourself motivated, your mind will be at ease this winter knowing you’ll be bikini ready come summertime. You’ll be toned, trim and ready to hit the beach without having to put in huge amounts of effort just so you can lose those extra kilos you put on over winter.

Want to treat yourself to celebrate your hard work? Or want to feel hot this winter without breaking a sweat?