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Everyone wants to come out of winter looking toned and snatched however, that isn’t always the case considering no one wants to walk out in the cold to get a workout in. So here are few inexpensive ways that I use to maintain my physique during winter
I try by all means to have a balanced diet (vegetables, fruits, grains, protein & dairy)
Since i stay on Campus, the school cafeteria is a great place with so many different options. Consuming whole foods such as potatoes, sweet potatoes & brown rice instead of rice and pasta, has always been a preference. It helps when I have set meal times so my body always knows when to expect food and when it is being deprived, so it alerts me when I forget to eat. I detox and cleanse out all toxins I may have accumulated over the week at least once a week. A glass of warm water with a lemon slice on an empty stomach in the morning, does the trick. Lastly, I try to drink more than 1.5 liters of water a day. Staying hydrated improves metabolism, blood flow, detoxification, repair of damaged cells and rejuvenation of the skin.
My Daily Diet
Yoga has become my new favorite thing to do as soon as I wake up. it helps to stretch the muscles, and circulates blood flow and helps when I feel fatigued.
On days when I don't go to the gym, I do home workouts using a set of dumbbells that I purchased on Taobao.
There are plethora of free workouts on the internet to try out, so that is an added bonus.
The other thing I do almost every day, is dancing!
Yes I said it, I dance until I break a sweat or run out of breath. Lastly, I recently signed up for Zumba classes at my gym, and it has been an amazing experience . It usually covers dancing, stretching and some abs exercises so it is basically a complete workout.
Like any other process, it all starts in my mind.
The way I feel and think about myself, will most certainly show physically. I always aim to be kind to myself and avoid saying things such as “I am so fat or I am so unfit”. Staying disciplined and patient, is ultimately the key ingredient when it comes to achieving any goal I set for myself. Fitness is the sum of little efforts you put in on a daily basis. Hence, strive to develop a sustainable routine that I can maintain all year long and not just during winters.
On days when I lack motivation, I would say to myself: “Fitness is a lifestyle”. This has been my motto since I started my fitness journey and it has kept me grounded and focused to date.
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