Well, stop right there! The cold weather may make you want to move your workouts to the back burner, but don’t let it keep you down! Companies like Nike and Under Armour are making it so much easier for us to keep warm while exercising.
Just like wearing the appropriate PPE at work, wearing flexible apparel in layers is important before stepping out the door. Gloves, jackets, thermal pants, knee high socks and beanie’s are practical to keep warm while running outside. You could also try going for a run in the afternoon while it’s warmer or visit a local track to do some sprints and plyometric exercises.
Another way to keep the momentum in the cold weather months is to have a group of friends over for some yoga or Pilates, or maybe even start a group at work during lunchtime and breaks. And if you can find the space, there are plenty of exercise videos you can watch at work or in your home. All you need is a little motivation!
Workout motivation can come from both internal and external sources. You can motivate yourself to eat healthier or a coworker can help motivate you to take a yoga class. Either way, the motivation to change your life to a healthy one is positive.
In the New Year, many women set goals such as losing weight at the start of the New Year, but often give up if they don’t see results fast enough. The key is to start off small and work your way up. Don’t let negativity set in if you don’t see a major change in the first few weeks or even a month. Good results take time. Be patient, stay positive, eat and WorkHealthy! Bringing that positive attitude to working out will also make it so much more enjoyable not only for yourself, but for others as well!
Unfortunately, some people only work out to stay in shape, and not because they truly enjoy it. Don’t let this be you! Stop boring yourself with some lackluster workout routine that has become a chore for you. Why torture yourself to be fit? Make exercise fun, and remember to change it up! Do it by yourself or with a group of friends. Find a way to keep yourself interested! Let this be your year!
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