There’s no doubt that working out in the winter takes a lot more effort than in the warmer months. The days get darker sooner, it’s cold outside, and all we want to do is snuggle in bed. So, what’s the secret to staying motivated for winter workouts? Here are some ways to energize yourself to workout this season.
Set Mutual Daily Goals
Count on your friends to set daily workout goals. At the start of the day, talk with your friend about what workouts you want to do that day and check in with each other throughout the day to make sure you’ve followed through with them.
Make a Destination for Outdoor Workouts
Choose a destination that gets you excited like a park, boardwalk, or track to help you have something to look forward to. You could even set your destination as a local coffee shop, so you can get your cup of Joe following your workout.
Do a Pre-Workout
Before your main workout, get in the right mindset by doing a pre-workout like 10 minutes on the bike or a 5-minute jog. A pre-workout gets your heart rate up and it can give you the energy you need for your workout.
Choose Off Times
One of the advantages of working from home is that you have more flexibility, so you can fit in workouts whenever you have a small break in your day. You don’t have to set aside a time in your day for your workout.