5 Healthy Fall Resolutions to Adopt Today
Now that summer days have faded into memories and you’re not spending as many hours outdoors, it’s as good a time as ever to adopt a new exercise routine and healthy eating plan. The fall months might still have you heading out for a crisp walk, but this season can also be a great time to recommit to a gym workout after indulgent summer treats. With the guidance of a Curves coach, the support of like-minded women around you, and the structure of the full body workout in the circuit at Curves ladies only gym, you can make fresh fall health and fitness resolutions and reach your goals before the holiday season hits! Or, if you’re more comfortable working out from the comfort of your own home, it’s time to check out MyCurves On Demand, our at-home streaming service.
Here are five fall fitness resolutions to adopt today:
Design a fall-friendly breakfast menu as part of your healthy eating plan.
You already know that eating a healthy breakfast plays an important role in keeping your metabolism running in high gear. But it’s easy to get into a breakfast rut when you’re trying to follow a weight loss diet. Let the harvest season be your inspiration and add a few new fall-inspired foods and flavors to your breakfast menu. Focus on flavors like cinnamon, pumpkin, cranberry and apple as part of your breakfast meal plan.
Commit to a full body workout at least three times per week.
Transitioning from the summer months to the colder season with a new exercise routine can help keep your weight loss motivation high. The whole body workout you get with Curves is a great way to increase your strength and fitness. And we all know, strength training for women trying to lose weight is an important element to their overall workout plan. Workout with peace of mind from our clean and sanitized Curves clubs or from the comfort and safety of your own home with MyCurves On Demand. Both workouts combine strength training, cardio and stretching, so you get maximum results from your gym workout.
Eat in-season fruits and veggies to support your weight loss eating plan.
Make the most of the fall harvest season by loading up on fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market and your neighborhood grocery store. It’s easy to skimp on fruits and veggies when the weather turns cold, but you still need several servings of these natural treats every day as part of a healthy diet. Apples, acorn squash, broccoli, cauliflower, and sweet potatoes are just a few of the nutrient-dense foods that are plentiful during the fall season.
Keep walking as part of your workout plan.
In addition to sweating it out during your full body workout at Curves ladies only gym or MyCurves On Demand, fall is one of the best times of year to walk outdoors – the air is crisp and not too hot, the humidity is low, and the colorful scenery can’t be beat! If the cooler weather or rain in the forecast is forcing you to stay indoors, try indoor walking. Mall walks, indoor tracks and even a couple of laps around the grocery store can help you get your 10,000 steps in and add an extra cardio workout to your exercise routine.
Take time to decompress.
Hectic changes to routines can leave you feeling stressed. Good thing, working out is one of the best forms of natural stress relief. Your whole body workout at Curves can help boost your endorphins, feel-good hormones that boost your mood and help keep your energy high. And make sure you’re taking time for yourself in other ways, too. Carve time out of your day to read a book, connect with friends or family, meditate, or do something else you enjoy, and try to get at least seven hours of sleep each night.
Remember, resolutions and new fitness relationship goals aren’t just for the new year! Adopting these five fall resolutions can help you get back on track with your weight loss and exercise routine following the carefree days of summer.