Finding motivation to go out and get fit in the midst of winter can be incredibly difficult. When the winter temperatures begin to drop to unbelievable lows, the weather makes it hard to even want to get on out of bed. With the plight of winter at the hands of everyone in cold weather climates at the moment, there seems to be a much needed increase in winter weather workout motivation. When you can barely roll out of bed, keep these tips in mind as you push yourself to your limits this winter season.
Winter Weather Outfit: Under or even overdressing for the cold temperatures can quickly drain away any motivation you had to continue running for the winter. If you’re in a pickle over what to wear, many running experts suggest a packable running vest that can be removed and folded up to carry if you notice yourself burning up a sweat. A pair of all-purpose mittens are also a spectacular investment to keep your fingers warm!
Set a Goal: If you have a set goal in mind for the upcoming spring and summer season you’ll be much more motivated to go out for that run. Whether your goal is to run in an upcoming marathon or race, or just to lose those extra pounds for summer, keep them in mind always!
Stay Consistent: Consistency is key, no matter what area of your life. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit, so if you’re struggling in the very beginning, remind yourself that staying true to your goal will pay off in the long run!