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Whats your excuse not to exercise in cold weather?

The saying has been around for donkey’s years – Summer bodies are made in the winter – but how do you drag yourself away from the comfort of your snuggie? I am the Queen at finding excuses to not train, and can avoid the gym for weeks!

Written by Nikki Z

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The saying has been around for donkey’s years – Summer bodies are made in the winter – but how do you drag yourself away from the comfort of your snuggie? I am the Queen at finding excuses to not train, and can avoid the gym for weeks! So how do we stop using the cold weather as an excuse, and get moving? Here are some tips I have found from various publications.

Book a holiday for later in the year

Setting goals whether for fitness or your career is a great way to drive behaviour. Booking a holiday in a warm destination is a great way to stay motivated and keeps your eye on the prize. Set yourself small achievable goals leading up to your departure date and if you have done the hard work, you can enjoy your vay-cay completely guilt free.

Get a buddy

Find someone to train with so you are accountable for turning up! Whether it is a coffee and walk in your lunch break or a full HIIT sesh at the gym, find someone with similar objectives and keep each other on track.

Sign up to a marathon

Why not really challenge yourself and train for a running event that you wouldn’t normally do? If the weather is too cold to run outside, jump on to a treadmill or elliptical and start moving those legs. Keep an eye on our events page for upcoming Active approved events.

Buy new gear

Nothing gets me at the gym quicker than a new pair of tights! Winter is a great time of year to layer up with active vests, hoodies, zip up jackets and more! Avoid cotton! Cotton loves to soak up all your sweat and it doesn’t dry quickly, particularly when there is cold weather! Stick to clothing that has wicking material such as our Active Raglan Tee.

Find your soundtrack

My go to is Ministry of Sound – I completely block out the world around me and pretend it’s circa 2000 – the epitome of dance club culture! Find what gets your heart beating fast and keeps you moving (or dancing). Spotify makes it really easy for you with playlists such as “beast mode” and “power hour”.

Do you have any helpful tips that keep your moving during the colder months? Share your tips with me at Nikki.Zarra@workweargroup.com.au and I will create a follow up post with the best advice.

Nikki Z
Nikki Z

Nikki Zarra is a content and communications specialist at Workwear Group. She has attempted yoga and realised that her body just doesn’t bend like that! She has however discovered a love for lifting weights and eating a macro balanced diet (don’t tell her trainer, but she doesn’t stick to the macro count). She is constantly looking for new and out of the box ways to create balance in her life and can’t wait to share these discoveries with the Active tribe.

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