Saturday, October 26, 2013
Fall is my favorite season, but the change in weather and daylight can throw your health and fitness routine out the window. Don't let the cooler season get the best of you.
Lazy days of Summer are behind us and the busy hustle and bustle of Fall is here! Between work, the holidays, grocery shopping, errands, etc., it's easy to push exercise to the bottom of the list. It should be just as much a priority as any other appointment you have. Put exercise on the calendar! On Sunday nights, sit down and mark your calendar with your workout for the week so you don't make excuses to skip out, and schedule your fitness date with a friend. This is a win-win, you’re less likely to skip out on a workout when there is someone else counting on you. And on the days when you do feel lazy and tried, they can help get you out the door and moving! The added bonus is that numerous studies have shown that working out with a friend can lead to greater weight loss, and, beyond that it will give the two of you time to hang out in a healthy way.
Don't let Warm Comfort Foods get the best of you! Creamy soups, warm buttered toast, hot coffee drinks, and steamy cheesy casseroles are what you crave when cooler weather strikes, but they are much higher in calories. Enjoy the warm foods you desire, just watch your portion sizes. Also make a habit of enjoying them with a big salad first.