We’re in the thick of winter storm season, which can make it all the more challenging to muster up workout motivation. However, in the midst of all that weather lies a season of overindulgence – all the more reason exercise is so important right now. If you’re struggling with staying active, take a look at these top five ideas for making that trek to the gym (or wherever your fitness plans take you) a little bit easier:
Make getting out of bed more pleasant. For morning fitness enthusiasts, program your thermostat to kick on before your normal wake time to make crawling out of your cocoon more tolerable. To further this gentle awakening, try a bedside lamp that simulates natural light and the rising of the sun.
Sign up for a class. Are you intrigued by a fitness trend like aerial yoga? Treat yourself to a class pass – you’ll not only be motivated to try out a novel exercise activity, but the financial outlay may serve as an incentive as well.
Find a buddy. Whether you make a pact with a reliable friend for a running date or enlist the services of a personal trainer, adding another human to your fitness plans encourages accountability.
Set a goal. A perfect example of this is signing up for a 5K or 10K race in the New Year. That event looming in the near future may be just the push you need to stay on track through the holidays.
Get the right gear. Do you love exercising outdoors, but dread facing the elements this time of year? Maybe it’s your attire that’s the problem. Gift yourself proper fitness clothing that’s designed to withstand winter temperatures, and your outlook on stepping out into the cold may be transformed.
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