WORK OUT? DON’T? WORK OUT. DON’T… WORK OUT. DON’T WORK OUT!
Working out in winter is as tough as it gets. After a long day, do you really want to come home to change into your workout clothes and get on with it? Hell. No. On the other hand, do you really want to give up precious time that could be spent sleeping to get hot and sweaty before work? That’s not even an option for me, I would just turn my alarm off and re-set it for an hour’s time. But I’ve got to get back into it and these tips have helped me make a start:
Find a Workout Partner
Find someone to workout with that will make you go. Someone who you would feel guilty letting down if you cancelled. And once you have them, don’t cancel. Because that’s a slippery, slippery slope.
Find your favourite exercise
For me, it’s basketball and because my partner also plays, it makes for a fun 30 minutes of cardio. It also makes the other stuff (weights, squats, etc.) a little more bearable. If you’re not into sports, find a class. Yoga anyone?
Get some new activewear
Chances are that if you’re reading this blog you have a slight interest in fashion. To get me a little more motivated to do some squats while it’s 9 degrees outside, I visit Lululemon. Both my tights and tee are from Lululemon and they’re seriously the best, I’ve never owned a more comfortable pair of tights! And don’t even get me started about this jacket, it’s my favourite thing I’ve purchased for at least a year. Although mildly impractical for working out, it’s perfect for nighttime beach walks.
What are your tips for working out in winter?