This weekend I scraped frost from the windscreen of my car and certainly the thermometer didn’t reach double digits at all – all day! So I think we have to accept that the colder weather has arrived and looks set to stay. This, for me, means a change in exercise regime … I will still do my walking (wrapped up well) but may not do many other more warmer weather activities. I shall continue to swim in a gloriously warm heated pool and make the effort to get there but maybe you have motivational concerns over your regime now that the temperature is dropping?
Check out the guest post below for 3 ways to try and stay on track …
GUEST POST: This week we have welcomed in November and an extra hour in bed! But with it we have also seen darker evenings and the temperature dropping. This has effected my motivation to exercise. So to keep me going, I have been working on ways to keep my exercise plan on track despite the dark and cold.
1. Try running home after work – having a set destination in mind will help keep you motivated, even after a long day at work. Plus, you never know, you might even make it home even quicker!
2. Try a new indoor class – winter is the perfect time to make the most of your gym. So many have new and exciting classes which you can do in the warm and dry. Who knows, you might even find yourself a new hobby!
3. Make the most of the lighter mornings – does the thought of trekking out after work in the dark dampen your motivation? Why not get up half an hour earlier and go for an early morning jog instead?
I hope these handy tips can keep your motivation levels up and helps to keep your exercise routine on track.
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