I know the winter comes and as January progresses, the further away sometimes we move from our New Year Goals!
But in 2019, I’ve decided to not let the cold win and keep my fitness and health resolutions in check, by choosing the right winter workout routine!
For me, it was important to find ways to keep moving in the winter, even when it was not a traditional workout setting.
Here are my tips to not let the winter slow you down:
Get Moving Choosing Winter Workout Activities That Make You Happy
I hate the cold and you all know, so it’s imperative to choose activities that are fun or make me happy to help support my goals not to sit and watch TV and stay indoors all winter long! The cold can really get into your bones so moving around helps a lot. Having a well-functioning heater or furnace helps a lot indoors. So, get yours maintained or repaired if it is not working properly. On these days when you want to take a break, it is important to make sure your home is toasty warm with your heating and plumbing, so checking out companies like Flow Pros Plumbing or one in your vicinity to give your system a check, will give you peace of mind when that chill comes. Of course, not all of us have this kind of heating system. It may be your home came with an oil heating system. If this is the case for you, make sure to keep on top of your supply by scheduling a visit from Bonded Oil or another wholesaler. The last thing you want is to run out, after all.
I’m not a runner, so having a home gym, makes things a little easier, since I don’t even have to sit in my car and drive to workout! #NoExcuses
You can check my home gym out HERE.
I’m in a process of revamping my gym room and changing the layout around to better fit my new “toy”, this beautiful bike:
So important to add new things to your fitness routine to avoid boredom and quitting overall!
Try a new path
We’re lucky to live in a small community, which has a 5 mile trail basically in our backyard.
So taking walks after a snow fall or bringing a hot cup of cocoa to feel the cold, crisp air on my face, are things that make me happy!
I invite hubby for midday walks to enjoy a 1/2 mile walk and enjoy the outdoors, when I don’t feel like hopping on my treadmill.
I also love to get my teen out of the computer and invite him to enjoy winter activities.
Making a snow angel playing with your kids is also a great way to keep moving!
Try something new
My gym offers so many classes, so trying out new things is one of the items on my to-do list for this month.
Also resume yoga at my local Yoga Studio, which is long overdue! Yoga just helps me get centered and increases my focus as well!
The Right Gear Makes A Difference
Now that you’ve narrowed down different ways to say good bye to excuses and fitness boredom, it’s time to make sure you have the right gear to help you get your workout/fitness plan moving forward.
Add New Pieces
I often buy new pieces at the beginning of each season to just motivate me to put them on, look pretty and get moving. In an attempt to reduce my carbon footprint, I am a little picky when it comes to buying fitness clothes. You might notice when transitioning to a sustainable wardrobe, that a pair of jeans can last decades, but most socks start losing shape after a few washes. The good news is that there are several brands that make cruelty-free, eco-friendly, and sustainable socks. My choice of such clothing options gives me the satisfaction of doing my part to have a greener lifestyle while also motivating me to work out.
I’ve also added new cold proof pieces to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable walk. After all, nobody wants to freeze to death, right?
You can read more about my winter gear HERE.
Music and Headphones
So important to have a great playlist and the right pair of headphones to get you going and motivate you even more!
I love my Spotify premium membership which delivers all the tunes to my phone, without having to purchase new music, every time I want to add new songs!
I also LOVE my new pair of Sennheiser Momentum Headphones!
Here are a few reasons why I love my Sennheiser Momentum Headphones:
They are the only pair of earbuds that have really stayed in my small ear!
All my other previous pairs would fall out, as soon as I started moving!
They deliver premium quality sound
They also continue to break new ground through an outstanding fusion of advanced technology, uncompromised sound performance and the highest quality materials.
Now, they have brought the peerless MOMENTUM ethos to a breakthrough new product – the MOMENTUM True Wireless.
The premium Bluetooth earbuds set new standards for audio quality & comfort.
They are now a must have item in my gym bag, my workout room and also my best companion, when I take walks on my own!
A few other reasons why I love them:
Listening clarity that’s like ‘being there’ thanks to Sennheiser’s category-leading wireless sound technology.
Hassle-free connection via Bluetooth 5.0 and low latency for perfect audio and video sync
Fingertip control of calls, music, and voice assistant through touchpads on each earbud with one tap access to Google Assistant or Siri.
Smart Pause – so your music pauses the second you remove an earbud.
Two-Mic Beam technology for High-quality voice pick-up even in noisy conditions.
Slim, lightweight design with ear tips in 4 sizes for all day comfort.
Internal equalizer on the app lets you personalize your audio.
Up to 4 hours of listening per charge with 2 additional charges from the case.• Stay aware of your surrounding sounds with Transparent Hearing. Durable splash resistant (IPX 4) materials go as hard as you do.
You can find out more about the Sennheiser Momentum Earbuds at Best Buy.
I hope next time you feel the impulse to just sit and eat comfort food, that you come back and read my post to motivate you to get to get moving!
Keeping your fitness and health resolutions moving you forward towards a better life!
Can’t wait to hear your tips to keep moving in the winter!
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