If you’re like me, cold weather can turn you into a hermit, which means you’re less likely to go to the gym, workout regularly, and stick to your regularly scheduled routine.
“Weather is such a socially acceptable excuse, we grab it and run—or rather, sit on the couch,” says life coach Laurie Gerber, president of Handel Group Life Coaching.
The problem with this is that it doesn’t make you feel better. In fact, you’ll feel worse when springtime comes around and you’ve gained excess pounds. Then, you will be stressed about losing weight in time to fit into your bathing suit or swim trunks by June. Sound familiar?!
Make yourself accountable or ask your spouse/partner/BFF to hold you accountable if you don’t workout so many times per week. Even if the weather is bad, you can workout at home – NO EXCUSES
Take up a winter sport that will get you up and moving, and even out of the house – i.e. join a bowling team, take swimming lessons or ice skating, go roller-skating once a week with friends or family, or get Wii-Fit or XboxKinect. There are many indoor options to choose from.
Skype is becoming very popular. Link up with a friend and workout together via Skype.
Lastly, use your TV commercial breaks to break out some dumbbells and get busy. Squats, lunges, jumping jacks, push ups, crunches, etc. can be performed quickly during those 90 second spots.
You are not equipped with a gym membership, healthy food, water, exercise gear, etc., but are you really MENTALLY ready for this? Cheryl Davis, IFBB Figure Pro, shares her insight on getting your mind right when it comes to getting fit.
Fitness tip of the day:
“People often get discouraged when they don’t see the fruits of their labors paying off in the gym. When this happens, remember every time you walk into the gym or exercise you are doing more than 60 % of Americans who do not exercise. Therefore, you are making a conscience effort to get healthy. Getting healthy/fit is a journey with many destinations. If you haven’t arrived where you want to be, be patient and give yourself credit for taking control of your health. It’s not always about the OUTCOME, it’s about the PROCESS!!!!” ~ Laticia Jackson, IFBB Fitness Pro
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