Cold Weather Workout Motivation!

 

Hey there Running with Sass readers! Alyssa from FunFitFashionable here. While Heather is away, she was kind enough to let me write a post for her!

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Let’s face it, most of us dread when the chill sets in during winter, and we’re left wanting to snuggle under the warm covers. It’s not ideal to “rise and run” or workout at all for that matter.

Personally, I have been having issues with this since the Runner’s World half marathon a few weeks ago. I thought I would share a few ways I like to make it easier for myself to get a good workout in during the freezing temperatures.

Join a Class

I joined a yoga program recently, and because others are involved, I’m much more likely to attend a class and push myself to greater lengths than I would if I had been practicing alone. With my personal mentality, I know that when I pay for something, I am going to get my money’s worth out of it, so if I miss too many classes, I’ll probably feel slightly guilty ;).

At Home Pilates Kits and Weights

If you’re not the ‘gym’ type, you’ll be more motivated and excited to get a workout in at home. Quickly push out a few squats, pushups, and a Pilates session ;).

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I purchased an at home Pilates kit from Amazon for this purpose. On days when I’m feeling less than spectacular, I will pull it out and get a good burn going.

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DVDs

When you need a little push to get your butt in check during a workout, DVDs are an amazing option! My favorite is Insanity, because it’s more hardcore than most workouts I have tried and I KNOW I am going to sweat – ALOT.

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QOTD: What’s your favorite way to keep fit during the winter?

Comments

  1. our cold weather JUST arrived a few days ago–and Im already MizWantsToHibernate :-)

  2. I love the join a class idea, I’m much more motivated to work out if I know others are keeping me accountable. Great post!

  3. I’m lucky that my gym is so close to me!

    I do have a bike trainer in the basement, which I do make use of during the winter months!

  4. Those are some great tips. Thankfully the cold winter here in SF doesnt include snow or really cold temps. A simple long sleeve and a jacket will usually get the job done, so my running can stay pretty consistent.

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