Switch off the “hibernation mode” this winter with these 12 tricks to keep your bikini body.
Trick 1. Spend Your Vacation Where It’s Summer
Keep it in mind to always be summer-beach-ready. Plan a vacation at a beach or book an appointment at a spa so that you have the motivation to look good in your bikini.
Trick 2. Pay Attention to What You Eat
Substitute heavy soups and carbs with lighter options to avoid the dreaded winter weight.
Trick 3. Walk Around Naked
Keep your weight gain on track by looking in the mirror every once in a while.
Trick 4. Make It Convenient
Find a gym that is close to your office or home, so you’re less likely to cancel your class when the temperatures drop.
Trick 5. Limit Starchy Carbs
Starches are much more carb-dense and have a higher caloric value. Eat them mostly for recovery after a workout if you need and for the rest time choose leafy greens and broccoli.
Trick 6. Hire a Trainer
Even if it’s not a long-term commitment, hiring a professional to teach you something new could change the results of your workout for the rest of the year.
Trick 7. Schedule Your Workouts
Don’t let excuses such as not having enough time get in your way. There are 168 hours in a week. Taking four to five of those hours to maintain your fabulous physique isn’t that difficult.
Trick 8. Cut Out Processed Food
Our bodies function optimally when we consume nutrient-rich, fresh foods that grow in nature.
Trick 9. Workout With Your Friends
Working out with friends will keep you more motivated and help you keep a consistent winter routine.
Trick 10. Try a Winter Sport
Winter sport like ice skating, skiing, snowboarding or even sledding is a great way to try something new and switch your routine.
Trick 11. Buy Fitness DVDs
Exercise DVD makes it easier to exercise at any time, any season. If you have a limited space, try a Yoga or Pilates DVD because it involves a lot of mat work, which is great for apartment living.
Trick 12. Create a Challenge
As you’re going through your challenge, treat yourself to both mini-goals and mega rewards such as a healthy smoothie.