I'm desperate for some sunshine, not only so I can top up my tan, but so I can start to feel good about myself again! I don't know what it is about the good weather, but I tend to find that it puts me in a good mood as well as, being really good for the body and soul.
But alas, I live in Britain and so God knows when the sun will make its' appearance. So I've come up with 5 top tips for giving your body some feel good lovin' during the dull transition from Spring to Winter...
I know this 'fact' is everywhere, but I can't stress enough how important it is to stay hydrated! I'm guilty of this one myself, but if you make little changes like keeping a water bottle in your bag at all times, then you're bound to increase your fluid intake. I enjoy a glass of hot water and lemon in the morning, and try and make sure I drink lots throughout the day.
2. Take your vitamins!
Ahh, good ol' cold and flu season. Hands up if you're fed up of drinking Lemsip and popping Ibuprofen like there's no tomorrow? My favourite alternative is this immune system boost; 'Immunaid'. They're soft chewy pastilles from Bimuno prebiotics, and essentially give your immune system a kick into shape.
3. Eat well
I roll my eyes every time someone tells me that 'eating healthy is expensive'. No it's not! It really doesn't have to be! All it takes is a few healthy changes: quinoa instead of rice, sweet potato instead of white potato, making your own sauces instead of jar sauces. You'll soon be surprised at how much better you feel - and you might even start to lose that Christmas flab that's still hanging around...
I'm not talking about a full on workout if that's not your thing - some people just don't have time and others, well... we're just a little lazy. But exercising can be FUN! Walk the dog for a couple of hours, download a yoga app... buy yourself a fitness DVD that will make you giggle! Don't laugh, but one of my favourite work out DVD's to do is the Pussycat Dolls fitness regime. It makes me feel silly - in a good way, and I can't help but laugh every time Robin Antin tells me to 'push my booty out'.
5. Learn to love the rain
This is by far the hardest one. In fact, as I sit here, I'm staring gloomily out of the window at the rain falling down and dreading the fact that I have to go out to work in it in a moment. Buuuut it can be fun, as long as you're in the right frame of mind! Living on the boat, it's quite therapeutic to lay by the fire all tucked up in cushions and blankets and listen to the rain pounding down on the roof! Cook yourself a winter warmer, get some candles lit, and enjoy the horrible weather from the comfort of your own home...
Aaaaand if you just can't wait for the sunshine to appear, why not book yourself a holiday?! Bimuno are currently holding a competition to win a £500 Trail Finders giftcard. You can view all competition details here!