I know what you’re thinking.
No, not because I used those funky 1-900 numbers back in the 90s and sat up until the wee hours of the night hangin’ with Dionne and her psychic friends either (I really didn’t do that).
It’s just that the title of this article may seem a bit odd considering it’s June and here I am talking about winter weight gain.
But see, there’s a reason for this.
It may be the beginning of the summer now, but you and I both know that before long, it’ll be time to start preparing for the holidays.
I can’t believe how quickly this year has gone by already.
Time is flying. I’m awed by this and it shows me that regardless of how far away something appears, it’s much closer than you think.
I have little doubt there are several people out there still dealing with the effects of winter weight gain. And to my credibility, this isn’t the first time I’ve addressed this issue well in advance.
Last year I wrote a post for Formulated Fitness talking about holiday weight gain several months ahead of time because I know how it goes when the festivities are among us.
Not to mention, we still have several holidays throughout the year that involve indulging ourselves with fattening food. It doesn’t have to be cold outside, nor does it need to be the holiday season for us to pack on the extra pounds.
So with this in mind, I thought I’d go ahead and share this info with you now.
Think about how you’d like to handle things later by creating a plan of action now.
It also helps to get yourself on track before events and holidays show up because when you’ve already started a routine or a mindset, it’s much easier to keep it going when the time comes to use the tools you’ve acquired.
I’ve Been There…
Speaking from personal experience, I started my weight loss efforts many years ago in March. I knew that if I were already accustomed to eating for optimal health and working out regularly, I’d be well prepared for the holidays, even though they were still seemingly far away.
By the time October/ November showed up, I was in great shape.
I wasn’t tempted by my surroundings because I had become what I set out to be early in the year. When New Year’s Day came around, I was able to go on about my day and start the year without the pressure of a weight loss goal. I appreciated that immensely, and still do to this day.
You can do the same thing.
So whether this is about winter weight gain or not, heed the advice dispensed here. You’ll be thankful you did.
And just keep one more thing in mind…
Some people may hibernate in the winter months, but others do the same when it comes to the extreme heat of the summer.
Below, you’ll see caloric values in things like turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie, but understand there are plenty of calories in cheeseburgers, chili dogs, potato salad and a few (or more) beers.
Know that regardless of what time of the year it is, there will always be a reason to celebrate something. People visit, get married, graduate and hold reunions and other parties.
We also get together for people’s birthdays, vacations and other events.
Even going to a restaurant provides opportunities to overdo it. I covered this topic in my post about staying on track while celebrating.
It’s just a good idea to be mindful about how to enjoy the festivities without losing track of your health.
The ideas in the following infographic can be used regardless of which extreme weather you’re dealing with, so keep that in mind and think about being in great shape later by being good to yourself now.
Prepare For Winter Weight Gain NOW (Infographic)
Can you see how this makes sense? How will you prepare in advance for winter weight gain?
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