Okay, so it’s cold, it’s dark, most likely it’s snowing and you barely feel like getting out of bed let alone going to workout. So what do you do? Pull up the covers? Hit snooze on your alarm and stay in bed?
There’s no doubt that winter’s a tough season for wellness. Snow and cold temperatures tend to put people into hibernation mode, which can lead to extra pounds, decreased fitness and stagnated progress. Some people opt to take a month or two off, but all that does is set you back and cut your progress short. From discouraging weather patterns to holiday parties rich with our favorite comfort foods and cocktails, it’s definitely much harder for the average person to stay on track. So how can you resist this natural inclination to curl up in bed rather than getting in a workout?
Well for starters, you don’t have to give into inertia. Laziness begets more laziness. The more you remain stagnant, the more the body gets used to not moving.
Nike arguably coined one of the best slogans of all time. Their Just Do It campaign has served as a no bullsh*t motivational call for both athletes and fitness enthusiasts to level up and keep moving. It’s also one of the mantras that I live by. The simplicity of this tagline serves as a reminder of how uncomplicated life really can be.
It’s very easy….we can make anything a priority. If you really want to do something, you’ll make time for it. In order to achieve success you must act without hesitation and that includes getting your workouts in–year round despite the cold, despite the snow and despite the darkness.