Gosh our Canadian winters drag on don’t they? Even if a person loves all the winter sports, like skiing, skating, snowshoeing, the shorter days and cold weather can really take its toll on how one feels. We all tend to withdraw and cocoon under toasty warm blankets in front of the tube or with a good book more during winter and socialize less. At least that’s what I tend to do, when the days are cold and short. Winter comfort foods are heavier, lighter fresh foods, give way to hearty stews and creamy soups. However, if we do too much cocooning and comfort food eating, the pounds start to creep up and we need a “kick in the butt” so to speak to get up off the couch and do something enjoyable. What does it take to motivate you this time of year? I know for me I take courses, more courses, and then try to figure out how to share everything I’ve been learning with my friends, family and clients. Guess that may not be everyone’s “cup of tea”, but it’s me. I enjoy learning new stuff.
If you are someone who packs on pounds over winter, or lost weight before Christmas but it’s all crept back on, here’s a tip: Pick one small goal, like adding two new veggies, something you don’t normally eat, to your lunch or dinner, every day for a week. Just do it and see how you feel at the end of the week. If you are not drinking 8-10 cups of pure water a day, you can make that your goal, add one extra cup of water every day for 7 days and then assess how you feel at the end of the week. Remember No Goal is Too Small every step in the direction of health is a huge step. Just pick something healthful and stick with it for one week, you’ll be amazed at how you feel by the end of the week. Taking action relieves anxiety!
Next week I’ll share with you my top 3 strategies for banning belly bloat.
I would be honoured to be your coach to help you lose those extra pounds and to motivate you to keep them off. Days are getting longer and Spring is just around the corner. Will you be ready for skimpier, more revealing clothes? Give me a call, set up your free 20 minute consultation to find out how I can help.