Good morning friends!
I hope everyone is doing just fabulous on this lovely November morning. Winter is in full force over here in Boston!
Although the fall/winter seasons certainly have their ups (hot chocolate, holiday season, foliage, season change, sitting by the fire), they definitely have a few downs too.
I’m not sure how you feel, but it’s always harder for me to find motivation to workout (and keep working out) in the fall/winter.
I’m just as guilty as most are for slacking off during certain parts of the year - cough – October through December – cough.
It’s cold, it’s dark and sometimes I just don’t want to get out of my bed in the morning, or have the energy to go to the gym after work.
The Bad News
There is nothing we can do to change the weather or seasons – Boston is always going to be cold and dark in the winter.
The Good News
We can always change what we do, how we act and our general outlook on life. We have the power to live our best lifestyle, no matter what season, day, week or holiday it is!
How cool is that?
Life is all about making adjustments. Sometimes you need to change what you do and how you do it, in order to live YOUR best possible lifestyle.
Below are some small adjustments that you can make this season.
5 Ways to Get Active & Stay Active
1) Take Classes
You don’t have to have a gym membership to take classes. Barre, Zumba, Pilates and Yoga are all examples of group fitness classes that are offered at specialty studios that don’t require a membership.
2) Invite a Friend
Most of the time I exercise by myself, but a lot of the time working out with a friend can be really fun!
Also, you are probably less likely to cancel your workout if you know you have someone to keep you accountable.
3) Sign up for a Race
I bet you knew this one was coming! There is nothing that motivates me more than having an upcoming race to train for.
4) Try Something Out of Your Realm
Not a runner? Hate group fitness classes? Then try something completely out of your realm – something different! There are TONS of different and fun events out there.
Why not try a mud run/obstacle course event such as the Rebel Race or Warrior Dash. Or if you’re super daring, you could sign up for the Tough Mudder!
5) Take a Break
Sometimes everyone needs some time to relax and do nothing. If you are truly tired and run down, take some time off. Rest is essential! Listen to your body. You will be more energized and ready to take on new challenges and try new things after a few days of rest and relaxation.
What are some ways you get active and stay active?