By: Thomas Baker
Fall is finally here and it’s hard not to get excited! There’s a crisp edge in the air, the excitement of new beginnings, and the official season of pumpkin everything. But, aside from pumpkin-maple-spiced goodness, there’s an even better reason to fall for Fall: It’s a perfect time to refocus and tackle those weight loss goals! Read on for some TLS Fitspiration!
Fall Means Perfect Weather
There’s definitely a chill starting to creep into the October air, but this is far from a bad thing! As long as you use it to your advantage, that is. Since this seasonal transition means it’s not too cold or too hot, your favorite workouts and exercises can be done outside!
That Couch-to-5k plan you’ve been putting off? That Pinterest board of bodyweight workouts you’ve been adding to since August? That outdoors workout group you Liked on Facebook that’s been sending you notifications all summer? All of these tools + resources can finally be cranked into high gear to help you #FindYourFit!
You’ve Still Got Early-Morning Sunlight
More than a handful of us are those people. You know, the people who are up at 5 a.m. to log a few miles or hit the weight room before work? If you’re one of those morning people (or you’re trying to become one) then you already know that one of the best parts about Fall is the early sunlight + crisp morning conditions! Yoga is a great way to power up your hips, thighs, glutes, and core before settling in behind your desk for the day, and an early morning cardio session is even better at waking you up than a cup of coffee! Win-win, right? If you aren’t a runner, no worries! The gyms are pretty empty with the great weather, so feel free to grab some weights to get your day going!
For the Not-So-Morning People:
If you like your sleep, we feel you! Thankfully, those same exercises work just as well midday or in the evening! The fall does shorten your evening workout routines since there’s not much daylight left after work. But if you want to commit and #FindYourFit, go back to basics by combining these moves for a total-body workout:
- Jumping jacks
- Tricep dips
Want something a little more difficult? Add a few plyometric moves and complete your workout Tabata-style to get your heart rate really going!
Get Ahead of Holiday Weight Gain
Call it a pre-emptive strike or call it getting ahead of the curve. Whatever you choose, establishing healthy habits before it’s holiday game time goes a long way in avoiding the calorie overloads and weight gain that strikes over the celebratory season! Unless you are inhuman, you’ll probably end up indulging a little extra (hello, pumpkin pie!) which is no big deal if you can hop back on the healthy eating wagon! Having a couple months of eating well and exercising under your belt will make it easier to stick with those healthy habits so you don’t kick off 2019 with another weight loss resolution.
Now, Time to #FindYourFit!
There are so many advantages for weight loss when Fall comes around, but it’s up to you to get out there and get it done! When you need a boost, plug in this playlist and pump up the volume:
- Electricity – Silk City, Dua Lipa
- Back & Forth – MK, Jonas Blue & Becky Hill
- Esta Rico – Marc Anthony, Will Smith & Bad Bunny
- Sunday Morning – Matoma
- Love No More – Loud Luxury & anders
- Eastside – benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid
- Taki Taki – DJ Snake feat Selena Gomez, Ozuna & Cardi B
- Body – Loud Luxury
- Better – Khalid
- Battle – David Guetta