Studies show that spring is actually the best time of year to start and stay on a fitness regimen. In the cold weather we are inclined to eat heavier, comfort foods to keep us warm. We also tend to move less and go into a semi-hibernation mode. When it begins to warm up we tend to come out of our hibernation and start moving again. Our bodies no longer have need of the extra fat to keep us warm in the colder weather so we are naturally inclined to take the added weight off through added movement and eating lighter fare. So spring is a great time of year to put your fitness house in order.
Spring is also a great time of year to go through your closet and assess your wardrobe. While you’re changing your clothes from winter to summer you should be discarding the clothes that no longer fit, or have need of repair or are out of style as well as figuring out what you want to add to your wardrobe to keep it current. Take a look at your shoes and make sure they are in great shape. If you need new ones spring is the perfect time to get them.
If things have not been going the way you have planned, spring is a great time to get that attitude adjustment you may be in need of. After all, seeing the flowers in bloom, the nicer weather, bluer skies etc. naturally tend to make us have a more positive outlook on life. Spend some time walking in nature and being “fully present”. That more than anything will give you a faith lift in life.
Make a commitment to do both something fun and something nice for yourself. For something nice, maybe you will commit to having a spa treatment or massage once a month. For the something fun maybe you will commit to a once a week night out with friends for a dinner and a movie. Maybe you have always wanted to take flying lessons. Well now is the time. Spend time focused on making yourself happier and healthier.
Take advantage of the rejuvenating energy that spring brings. Just as nature comes out of her deep sleep and begins to blossom again, you too will feel a sense of renewal when you plant the seeds for the flower you intend to bloom into in the coming months and years.
Debbie Darling, ©2014 The Presentation Pros