Cold and gloomy days are upon us, and it will be more difficult than ever to stay committed to our fitness routines. Bad weather can have a negative effect on our emotional wellbeing, but you can use these strategies to pull through and find motivation for your cold weather workouts.
Have a Plan
Scheduling your workouts is a good way to make sure you’ll actually stick to them. If you’re working out outdoors, check the weather forecast one week in advance, use mild temperatures to your advantage, and plan your workouts around them.
Keep it Simple
Working out doesn’t mean you should be pushing yourself to the limits if your body can’t take it. Instead of doing what you think you should, do what feels right at the moment. Opt for activities that you enjoy, do short workouts, and take things slow if you can’t do it any other way.
Don’t use the bad weather as an excuse to skip your workouts. If it’s raining outside or if it’s too windy for a run, you can still work out indoors. There are countless amazing fitness videos you can find online, and some of them even allow you to work out to your favorite songs.