Why does it seem to be harder to workout in the winter? Maybe it’s the cold, the overcast weather, the irresistible temptation to snuggle with your boo or partake in the holiday goodies, who knows? But whatever the case, you have to know your workout weaknesses and have a plan of action to stay consistent. Here are a few tips to keep your winter workouts on track.
1. Buy the right gear
It’s hard to workout properly in the cold if you don’t have the right gear. Winter workout clothes are essential, especially if you workout outside. Make sure you stock up on QUALITY tights, jackets/ pull overs, socks, hats, gloves, etc. That will make those outside jogs a little more bearable.
2. Take care of your hair
Winter is usually pretty brutal on your hair, but if you workout regularly, it’s especially rough. Be sure to moisturize more that usual during these colder months. Try adding glycerin based products to your regimen to aid your hair’s moisture retention.
3. Set a winter workout schedule
I know most of you ladies who workout regularly already have a schedule, but you might need to change it up for the winter time. Personally, it’s a lot harder for me to get up for my 6am workouts when it’s cold outside. I’ve had to resort to evening workouts 🙁 . I hate working out after a long day at work, but I do what I’ve gotta do.
4. Switch up your workout
Doing the same workout over and over gets a bit monitions, so switch it up! If you’re motivated, try a new workout at the house like p90x or yoga. That way you don’t have to get out in the cold at all. If you’re not so motivated, winter is the perfect time to sign up for a new class or boot camp! That $$ you paid for x number of weeks will keep you motivated to show up and get your moneys worth!