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How to Stay Motivated to Exercise When It’s Cold Outside

Have a hard time sticking to your workout? Is the cold weather keeping you from getting to the gym? No problem! There are plenty of ways to get your daily dose of exercise even when it’s freezing outside. The key is to set new goals and find your inner drive. You also need a well-planned exercise routine that offers great results in less time. Don’t let the cold weather ruin your efforts!

 

Get in the Right Mindset

 

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Even the most avid gym goers lose their motivation when it’s cold outside. If that’s your case, try to remember how fit you looked last summer. Look at pictures of yourself when you were in a good shape. Keep reminding yourself how great you feel after a challenging workout.

 

Keep a Fitness Log

 

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Whether your goal is to lose weight, get stronger, or maintain your figure, make a plan and track your progress. Start a fitness blog or a journal to measure your results. Write down what exercises you do, how many reps and sets you complete, and how much you weigh. Keep track of your meals and snacks too. Compare your results once every two weeks so you can adjust your diet and workouts accordingly.

 

Exercise at Home

 

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If you really want to work out, you’ll find a way to do it. From home-based workouts to outdoors activities, there are lots of ways to stay active. If you can’t go the gym, exercise at home. Try yoga, pilates, jumping jacks, burpees, squats, push-ups, walking lunges, planks, and other bodyweight moves. When done the right way, these exercises are just as effective as traditional workouts.

 

 

 

Get a Workout Partner

 

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When you exercise with a friend, workout time will count as hangout time. A gym buddy can keep you motivated, watch your form, and show you new moves. If none of your friends wants to go to the gym, sign up for yoga, tae bo, spinning, or aerobics classes. This way, you’ll meet other people who share your passion for exercise.

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Jason Drivas

Jason is the Co- founder of Shapehouse. A Strength and Conditioning coach, competitive bodybuilder & Body transformation expert. Husband to Shannon Drivas Co- founder of Shapehouse and father to baby Harper.
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