How to Stay Fit in Winter?

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Keeping Yourself Fit During the Winter

Winter can be downright depressing with many people shutting themselves in for long periods of time! This year, make it a point to carry on with your diet and exercise regime in order to more effectively battle winter! It’s time to get up and active, keeping yourself fit!

Think keeping yourself fit is hard?

Describing snow in his award-winning short story “Miriam,” Truman Capote states that the “wheels and footsteps moved soundlessly on the street as if the business of living continued secretly behind a pale but impenetrable curtain.”

And this is the feeling that snow produces on people – everything is silent and it seems as if a white curtain has been pulled over everyone’s lives. Due to that, most of us stay indoors, eat and prolong our Christmas spirit for just a few more days.

But, snow has no power over those eager to exercise: just because the weather is bad does not mean that they cannot run, swim, lift and cycle!

If you are lacking motivation during the winter as well, here are several techniques that might help you get off the couch.

Remember Your Summer Body?

Winter Keeping Yourself Fit PinterestWhen it comes to keeping yourself fit this winter, people generally get quite lazy in the winter, and it is easy to understand why – low temperatures make it harder for you to move around, and you have to wear warmer and heavier clothes which make your life much more complicated.

Consequently, many people are sleepy and prefer staying in their warm homes, enjoying the snow through the windows.

However, if you remember what you looked and felt like during June, July, and August, things could get much easier.

Quite a few fitness experts will tell you the same inspirational quote – summer bodies are made in the winter – and this is what you need to remember. Furthermore, by keeping your summer looks in mind, you will be motivated to look that good again next summer.

This kind of positive thinking will prove to be more effective than you might imagine.

Get Some Help

Working out as a part of a team is much better than doing it on your own, so try to find a fitness enthusiast who will share your passion. This can be literally anyone: your spouse or partner, one of your siblings or parents, a friend, or a neighbor!

You will have someone to talk to and share your thoughts and, moreover, always be able to count on their help should things get rough – and they sometimes do when you are exercising in the snow.

If you need more assistance then a fellow fitness fan can get you, try talking to a personal trainer or even a professional life coach.

These people know how to get you motivated and will get you up and running in no time. By providing answers to their powerful coaching questions, you will realize why you are lacking motivation and work towards finding it again.

Be Better Than the Rest

Winter Keeping Yourself FitThis is another highly efficient motivational technique – you simply know that nobody in your environment is getting any exercise and want to be better than them! Prove to everyone once and for all that you are not as lazy and idle as they think.

By doing just a little bit of exercising every single day, you will manage to build up your stamina over the winter and look great once the warmer days arrive.

These exercises do not have to be too time-consuming nor especially difficult – just a few dozens of sit-ups and push-ups a day, followed by other great indoor exercises, will do the trick. Being competitive is sometimes good and it will definitely help you get motivated.

Wrap-Up: Further Ideas

So when it comes to keeping yourself fit this winter, some of the other things that will help you find motivation during the cold days are trying exciting exercises you have not done before, getting a new music playlist, and focusing on one goal at a time.

Only this way will you manage to prevent that impenetrable white curtain of snow from stopping your workouts.

Mathews is a fitness advisor and passionate weightlifter. He's hooked on healthy living and eating. He is specially interested in nutrition and workout supplements. To see more Mathew's health tips follow him at Twitter.
Mathews McGarry