We all know it’s the habits we form today that make a difference in our futures. But how often do we apply this thinking when it comes to having the confidence, the strength, and the fitness we want? Visions of colorful pool parties, decadent grill-outs, and adorable sundresses can feel far away when we’re in the middle of the holiday season. But the truth is that how we act in the present can easily impact how we feel when summertime comes around again.
So what can you do today to get yourself ready to feel your happiest and most confident come the warmer months? Try these tips for prioritizing your well-being today so you feel your best in the summer.
We’re big believers that working out is better with friends, but it’s even more important in the winter time. When it’s frosty outside and all you feel like doing is curling up on the couch in your sweatpants and watching Netflix, having an accountability partner can be that extra bit of motivation that helps you stay on track and get that workout in.
MAKE A LONG-TERM PLAN, AND STICK TO IT
Take the pressure off of yourself to pick your own weekly workouts by making a workout plan ahead of time, then sticking to it. Decide where, when, and how often you’ll work out each week, then set your intentions and commit to following through with your plan.
If you don’t feel like you’re equipped to plan out your own workout regimen, take on a pre-existing plan or fitness program like the FBK Present Winter Challenge! It’s an 8-week program designed to help you reach your goals through 5 strength training and 3 cardio sessions a week, plus pre-set macros customized to your individual needs. If you feel like you could use a little extra fitness guidance, you have the option to partner up with one of our talented and savvy coaches.
Making the commitment to a fitness plan will not only give you a course to stay on, but will also give you the opportunity to prioritize your health all year round.
CHANGE YOUR MINDSET
It can be easy to approach working out as something we “have” to do. But this mindset can be a slippery slope of associating dread with taking care of yourself. The next time you find yourself feeling miserable at the prospect of dragging yourself to the gym (or even just to your personal treadmill), actively work to change your thoughts.
Try looking at a workout as something really good you are doing for your future self. View it as an investment in who you want to be tomorrow, next month, or next year. Know that when you put the work in today, while it might not always feel like fun, it’s making choices that you will feel grateful for down the line.
When you start setting your intentions for doing something positive for yourself instead of viewing your workouts as something negative, watch how your mindset shifts! You may even start to feel like you’re fortunate enough to get to work out, and that’s good news for both your future self AND the person you are today.
These three tips will help make stepping into summer with confidence and strength a little bit easier. Next year, when it’s time to whip out the pool floaties and summer mix tapes, the future you will look back on this moment and be grateful you set your intentions for the year to come.
START GETTING FIT THIS WINTER
Start 2021 off with a commitment to yourself. The FBK Present Winter Challenge is an 8-week full-body workout program designed to help you reach your goals through 5 intensive strength training days and 3 cardio sessions each week. Take on the 2021 FIT by Katy Winter Challenge and start getting fit for summer today.