WINTER can make even Gym Junkie’s feel like they don’t want to workout because it feels cold and looks miserable outside. If you are in need of some workout motivation then try my Active Living Blogger: WINTER WORKOUT WARRIOR tips:
Get it out of the way
Training before your day has started is the most effective way to ensure you don’t skip your daily . If you train before work and get it out the way — then you can enjoy the rest of the day without worrying about fitting in your exercise.
Swap your workout
If you traditionally exercise outdoors and you fear that you’re likely to can your workout when the weather is dreary, consider replacing your regular fitness routine with something else. Most people tend to stop running or doing outdoor sports during winter, but you’re much better off swapping your favourite activity with something else, like a spin class or power yoga or a exercise DVD in the comfort of your own home. This way, you will continue to burn those extra calories that you are striving for.
Nothing motivates you more than being accountable to another person. It helps if you can buddy up with a work colleague or friend to motivate and inspire each other. It might be a great opportunity to join an indoor fitness centre or a gym where you can try new classes or take part in team sports, while also staying out of the cold. It’s a great, fun way to meet new people!
Dress the part
Before you go to bed, gather your workout gear (including sneakers, socks and a towel) in one spot so it’s the first thing you see when you wake up. Spoil yourself with a new winter workout wardrobe that will keep you warm and motivate you to exercise. Remember to wear appropriate clothing and footwear if you’re exercising outdoors: Not only is it cold, but it can also be wet, so be careful with footwear you don’t slip and injure yourself.
Plan a reward
Enter a fun run, a day spa treatment, book a beach holiday as a reward for training throughout the cold winter months. It will keep you focused and help you feel motivated to stay in shape. And don’t forget: Maintaining a regular exercise regime is much easier than rebuilding it from scratch – don’t undo all the great work you have been doing in the hotter Summer Months :-)
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