How to Stay Motivated in the Winter
It’s much easier to be active and keep a steady fitness routine in the warm and sunny weather. Winter is approaching which means days are getting shorter and colder. The last thing you want to be doing is getting out of your soft and snuggly bed. Winter is no excuse to hibernate and put your health goals aside. Here are 6 tips to keep in mind as the cold season approaches.
Grab a friend
A great way to be accountable is to get a friend to workout with you. Finding someone who is committed might help you get out of bed. You wouldn’t want to let them waiting, would you?
Take Advantage of the Snow
Snowboarding, ice-skating, and skiing are great ways to get active in the cold and have a blast at it too! Sledding makes a great workout too, without thinking it’s a workout. Walking up and down those hefty hills are great on the calves. The snow scenery is a plus and a great view for morning runs.
Workout at Home
Trapped inside the house cause of the snow? Can’t make it to the gym? No problem. You can easily find a workout routine on Youtube. If you have weights, jump ropes, or other equipment, you can use them to take your workouts up a notch.
Buy a Gym Membership
Buying a gym membership is a great way to workout in the winter, especially because it’s indoors and away from the cold. To compensate for not being able to walk and bike because it’s cold and slippery outside, the gym has treadmills and stationary bikes to use safely.
Make an Upbeat Playlist
Working out with music can be less painful. Start off by making a playlist on Spotify, Apple Music, or Youtube. You can search for “workout music” with any genre of music you prefer.
Set a goal – big or small
The cold weather can make people lose their motivation and make a bunch of excuses to lay off their workout routines. Your goals can be anything from running a mile a day or losing 5 pounds. Setting a goal allows you to be a step closer to your healthier self.