Simple Ways to Stay Motivated to Work Out When it Gets Cold

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Isn’t it tempting to pull the covers over your head in the early morning as opposed to getting out of bed and going on your jog or heading to the gym? Or, even in the afternoon when it is cold as well it’s a lot easier to stay bundled up on the sofa while watching your favorite TV shows. However, your body isn’t going to get fit or enough exercise that way. That’s why it’s vital to set your own goals and make sure you’re keeping yourself motivated by implementing a healthy diet and taking your multivitamins as well.

Why Are you Working Out? – Besides answering the obvious, you work out to stay healthy and get fit. But, you also should work out because you want to work out. If you having a hard time coming up with an answer to this question, come with reasonable goals. Maybe you want to look your best for a spring or summer vacation or you’re suffering from anxiety and running and other forms of exercise alleviate your symptoms. Whatever the case may be, come up with a number of goals that will help you stay motivated and more willing to exercise on those days you’re feeling tempted to stay in bed.

Switch Up Your Routine – As the fall and winter time settle in it’s easy to get stuck in a rut and do the same exercising routine day after day. Instead of hopping on the treadmill yet again, try going to a few classes like zumba or a cycling class, for example. You may find a class that you absolutely love and you can make it a part of your weekly working out plan. Soon enough you’ll be on a schedule that you love thanks to great instructors and classes that you enjoy.

Eat Healthy and Take your Vitamins – Providing your body with the right nutrients and multivitamins will increase your energy level, therefore increasing your desire to stay fit. It’s easy to not be exposed to enough sunlight during the winter time so make sure you’re taking a vitamin with vitamin D in it. If you’re body has the right form of nutrients it will be more energized and you’ll feel more wide awake when it’s snowy and cold outside. You’ll also be more willing to drive to the gym and get a workout in!

 

Sierra is a freelance writer and blogger at her blog Ocean Dreams. She’s trying to stay fit during the fall and winter time and setting up goals and taking multivitamins is a part of her strategy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. I m working out for self confidence and investing on my health

  2. Mich of Mich Eats and Shops says

    Even here in the tropics when it’s hot, I find it difficult to motivate myself to work out. The thing is, I only feel like working out when I feel like I’m getting fat, which shouldn’t be the case. I really should start working out.

  3. thanks for reminding me that even on cold weather, we must exercise. i always make a great excuse for not exercising during cold mornings :)

  4. oh you so nailed my issues! I didn’t run this morning because I was awfully feeling cold! i’m taking ideas from you and maybe I need to find another interesting area to jog just so I would be more enthusiastic.

  5. Pretty Kat says

    I am taking Myra 400-E but not a multivitamins… physical exercise?? errr… maybe once in a blue moon lol.

  6. That’s true. i wish we have fellow mommies to exercise with right. anyway, i got a dvd and im exercising by myself. Thanks for sharing

  7. You know, I actually feel MORE motivated in the winter…weird, I know. :) This is a good reminder to take my vitamins though…I tend to forget.

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  8. SassyChick says

    During fall-winter season, all I want to do is curl up in bed and hibernate. LOL! These are very helpful tips, thanks for sharing!

  9. I mostly stayed at home during the day and you’re right cold indeed makes me feel draggy and sleepy. I need a motivation. Though, coffee makes me feel fine but sometimes it’s addicting which is not good. So, to make me feel awaken, I put my laptop near our TV so i could be not bored while thinking of something to write.

    I also need vitamins. I wanted to try those jelly vitamins for adults!

  10. we have to view exercise as a fun activities that way we don’t tire out and get burned down from working out. other people rely on supplements and vitamins to stay healthy too.

  11. Once my knee and foot heal, I’m going back to doing Zumba thrice a week! I miss the adrenaline rush and sweating like there’s no tomorrow! Haha!

  12. I really need to keep these tips in mind. I had a hard time getting going when the weather was fair – it’s going to be a struggle as the cool sets in!

  13. I push myself to work-out at least 3 times a week. My main motivator is the food I cook everyday…I have to work-out, so I could eat more..LOL!

  14. i really need to find time to exercise again, i need more motivation and that’s my excess bulge :)

  15. a reason of working out is quite enough motivation to do it despite the weather

  16. Jessica Cassidy says

    It is hard indeed to wake up and work out :-( I know I should do it but instead I sit on my butt :-( Great tips and would love to try them to help me motivated :-)

  17. wow! I’m one of those who need this information badly :) thanks for sharing.

  18. Kaye Figuracion says

    I work out to stay healthy and to have a slimmer body. I haven’t got back my pre-pregnancy shape. It’s really hard to shed off unwanted fats.

  19. I love to workout or be outside more when the weather is cooler or colder. I can go for a run without having to worry about heat exhaustion. It is perfect for running when the weather is cool because when your body heats up, it keeps you from being cold and it keeps me going. :) Love it!

  20. I have yet to try a Zumba class, but it always kind of cracks me up, when I see those commercials.

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  21. Very timely! I feel dragged down by this cold weather and it didn’t help that my right hand was numb the whole week! :/ Thanks, I’d better go running now!

  22. I remember a friend of mine.. She prefers to do the her routine (exercise) at home through the help of youtube. Well, there are other ways though to motivate ourselves even if weather changes. :) And yet, eating healthy foods as well helps!

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