Snowy Mornings: A Great Opportunity

Yeah, that’s right. I said it. 

That morning when you step outside to walk your dog or start your car up, and you realize its a winter wonderland outside with snow on the trees and white stuff on the ground. Like this morning. Lots of people, almost all of your neighbors, will use that as a great excuse to NOT go for a jog or walk. But you, if you like the idea of fitness, will see this as a great opportunity. 

The body burns way more calories in the winter than any other time of the year. Everyone knows that. Or at least should. Your body is running full blast on the furnace meter, chugging down calories like an alcoholic on christmas morning. It is a RAGING MANIAC!!! It cannot get enough. And yet, you feel sapped, cold, and probably shivering. You don’t feel very strong at all. Well, that’s because you need more than your average calorie intake just to stay even. Winter is your deficit. But if you’re trying to shed some soft weight, some flab, then this is a great time to do that. Forget summer diet fads, winter is the all natural. 

Best thing you can do, is go for a light walk for 10 minutes first thing…FIRST THING in the morning, wearing no big heavy coat to keep you warm. YOU WANT TO BE COLD FOR THIS. Wearing a big warm coat will make this a big waste of time. Go for the walk, wearing maybe a jacket, but def at least a hoodie. Your body is going to DESTROY those fat calories. It is a beast, and it needs its food. Your body will DEVOUR your fat. 

Then, after you’re done with your light walk for 10mins, go inside, warm up! Down a full 8oz of water or two, and go on with your day. The water at the end is very important. You want to hydrate. You use a lot of water chasing those fatty calories, so your going to be thirsty. 

No big secret, no big mysterious FAD exercise. This is the real deal. If you want to lose 60 pounds or just 10 pounds, winter is your BEST FREAKIN FRIEND. 

Go out there and walk! 

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