For me, health and fitness is always top of mind no matter what the weather is like. It is not just about looking good, it’s FEELING good that I am after. That said, I do understand that many women want to prepare for special events, hit the beach and feel their confident best. Now is the perfect time to start working towards your goals.
Food is medicine, boost yourself this winter
Veggie nutrient-dense soups, broths, elixirs, herbal infusions, garlic, vitamin C, zinc, ginger, lemon, cinnamon and turmeric are essentials in a winter diet. It keeps colds and flus at bay or at least makes the symptoms leave you faster while being less severe. The last thing we need is a pesky cold turning up to deter us from our workout sessions. If your interested in more of how to eat for immunity then click here: https://rushtush.com/food-is-medicine-boost-yourself/
Layer up and get it done
Winter is my favourite time to train. Over the years you would find me in the gym in the early mornings under layers of clothing to keep warm and to stimulate sweat and more calorie burn. Resist the urge to snuggle up in bed and head to the gym or to your workout area at home.
If this is hard to do then try to find ways of holding yourself accountable. This could be by posting about your workouts and food choices on Instagram, joining a workout group like my Glow-Up Challenges I run every month.
Taking progress pictures and measurements each week to keep track of the fitness journey is super important. It’s an appointment with yourself, so don’t skip sessions; show up for yourself and crush your workouts and goals! To train with me, download my RushTushFit App http://onelink.to/cxzqa3
Conquer sweat sessions in the comfort of your own home
Developing your own workout space at home can be crucial during winter. This will save you time and money and allow you to allocate the most convenient time for your workouts. It also means never needing to wait for equipment ever again.
I would suggest some basic equipment to start out with like a skipping rope, 7.5kg kettlebells, a set of dumbbells (around 6kg in weight) and resistance bands. For a full list of essentials click here: https://rushtush.com/no-gym-no-problem/
You will also need a workout plan for wherever you choose to train. Whatever you choose to do, ensure that the plan incorporates cardio, weight training, rest days, variety and progression – this will keep your body from plateauing.
Eat towards your goals
People feel that weight gain is inevitable in Winter because of the desire for comfort food to warm up on colder days. This is why I developed the Winter Glow – to help you beat those moments when all you crave is roti and curry, hot chocolate, or sweet pancakes, which are all included in this Glow Guide and you’ll still get the results you are looking for.
Some of the recipes from the Winter Glow Cleanse are available under the food section of the website for you to try out and enjoy. You’re welcome.
It’s never too late to begin, I’ve seen many women start the Glow Cleanse with a month to spare till Summer and they have gotten the results they dreamt of. Some have lost up to 10kg and gained unlimited confidence and self-belief! It’s not easy to transform your mindset, but once you do, it’s an asset for life.
I always remind Glow Girls that weight loss and fitness is a marathon and not a sprint. I hope that your summer prep turns into a long-term commitment to creating your dream body, whatever that may look like to you.
See you at the beach in Summer!