Summer Bodies are Made in the Winter!

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If you follow any type of fitness IG accounts or FB fitness groups, you’ll see these funny or motivational memes about how summer bodies are made in the winter.  This is actually one fitness trend I can get behind.  But probably not in the way you might think.  Today I want to share with you 3 reasons why summer bodies truly are made in the these winter months and encourage you to start these changes now!

Reason 1.  What you implement now will change how you look & feel in 3 months, ie. spring time.  If you start this journey now, and commit to just 3 workouts a week, you’ll log about 70 workouts by May.  That is a significant amount of training time.  This gives you time to be sensible about your workouts.  You won’t have to implement a lot of cardio, you can work on your form on certain moves, you can try new workouts w/o feeling confined.  

Reason 2.  Very few of us are ideal candidates for quick, short-term fixes.  You need 90-120 days to develop your routine, make adjustments, and get consistent!  Yes, you can use a 30 day intense training plan or strict diet but neither is desirable long term.  You’ll want to slowly increase your intake each month to make sure you don’t plateau plus adjust for real life eating.  If you are just starting your fitness routine or restarting your routine, take the next week to determine realistic goals to reach in 3-4 months, then choose your program based on that.

Reason 3.  You get to enjoy more food for longer.  When you think of nutrition and training for weight loss, it’s important to think long term.  Can you cut your calories drastically and lose 20lbs in 6 weeks?  Sure, but you won’t be eating very much and you’ll probably be working out about 2 hours a day.  Instead, if you adjust nutrition habits now, you can start with a much smaller calorie deficit, test those macros for longer periods, adjust for life events, and so on.  You’ll have the flexibility to enjoy more food for longer instead of feeling deprived how most people feel on a low calorie diet.  Plus, you’ll reap the benefits of being at a lower risk for rebounding and gaining all of your weight back.

Listen, you have 2 choices, implement changes now and know that you’re laying the groundwork for a fantastic New Year.  Or, accept that what you’re not doing now will also impact making your resolutions stick.

I hope these reasons get you motivated this last week of 2017!  If you’re ready to commit to your 2018 fitness goals, then you are ready to sign up for the January round of the Chiseled program!  You can get the details here.  

Join the hundreds of women who’ve achieved significant fat loss, built lean muscle, and became accountable to achieving their goals!

Talk to you soon,

Sarah