Get Your Winter Groove On
By Meggan Larson
For most of us, winter has arrived. It’s cold, snowy, and the temptation is to hibernate for the entire winter. It’s typically what I’ve done, to be honest. I don’t particularly enjoy the wet, cold, and soggy frigid tundra that I am blessed to live in. Having to put on several layers of clothing just to walk outside is a lot of work, especially if children are in tow.
There’s one important thing to remember about the winter though…
If you’re not careful, you can set yourself up for failure. When we hibernate all winter long we can add a layer of unwanted fat to our bodies. Lack of movement and eating the same amount of food is a recipe for disaster.
There are a couple of things you can do.
1.- You can cut back on the calories you’re consuming.
Eating smaller portions for the winter and weighing yourself regularly will help you stay on track and lose weight if needed.
2.- Another option is to actually get out in the snow and have some fun.
I know it’s a lot of work but once you actually get everyone’s snow stuff on (and off once or twice for pee breaks), sledding is actually a lot of fun! Even just playing outside and helping the kids build a fort or have a snowball fight. Plus you’re in so many layers that you start to sweat and you know that’s burning calories! Some people even like to ice skate; I’m not one of those people but there are other winter activities you can do.
Getting out to do some fun winter things actually makes the winter go by faster. Isn’t that what we all want? Hah! Not to mention, when you get out there and get active, you can eat your normal portions because you’re burning off the extra calories. So go ahead and get out there this winter and have some fun!
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her five year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!