Is anyone else freezing? Like seriously. Why is it so cold?! Winter temperature in London is just perfect. Minus the rain it would be my ideal weather city. I can’t decide if going to hot yoga has been a good idea. The second I leave the studio I am frozen again. It actually hurts to be outside.
Not only is winter cold, winter often means a few extra pounds. All of those sweets and treats over my travels started to make me feel a bit fluffy. In a recent study researchers found that half of annual weight gain in the U.S. occurs during the holiday period. [Source]
Not surprised. I’m all about indulging but I also try my best to maintain an overall healthy and balanced lifestyle. I know you’ve probably read countless “how to” blog posts on avoiding holiday weight gain, combating cookie cravings, exercising more, etc. Totally support all of this but sometimes I don’t have all the time in the world to devote to an intense workout, food prep or drinking lots of water.
I especially felt this way while I was traveling these past few weeks. I definitely walked a lot and went running when I could, but otherwise I tried to start my day with a quick ab workout. Yes I know five minutes of abs won’t give me a six pack but moving just a little each day is so attainable and goes a long way.
So the next time you’re short on time and feeling a little fluffy, bang out this quick session.
Questions of the day…
Do you feel the “winter fluff”?
How does the winter weather affect your workouts?