When the suns out and the temperature is up most of us feel a much greater desire to go outside and be active. I think a lot of people share the sentiment that it just feels more natural and energising to go out and get things done when the days are longer and the world in general feels a lot more alive,yes?
So naturally I think it is also worth assuming that a lot of us also struggle with the opposite feeling when the weather becomes less hospitable? Well with autumn upon us that is exact problem is also here, but I’m also here to offer a few handy tips to help you stay motivated to workout when the weather gets colder.
Have The Right Gear For The Weather And Temperature
This one is very simple as you should have been practising as part of your workout routine anyway. You wouldn’t play football or rugby without the right kit for the match? I also doubt you’ve been going for those summer runs or gym workouts in the heat wrapped in thick thermals either.
As we move into the colder seasons of the year it’s best to set yourself up with some quality thermal clothing for any outdoor exercise you may have planned; that means leggings, vests, head and wrist bands, as well as a potential plethora of other items (depending on the exercise you’ve got in mind of course).
Even if you don’t plan on doing your workout outside, and will be spending it at a gym, or a bootcamp, then it’s still worth investing in new gear to reassert that motivation. Some new, fresher gym gear could be just the thing to reinvigorate your drive to hit the weights as the days grow shorter.
You Might Have All You Need At Home
You might not even have to step outside your own home to get the workout your looking for this autumn and not even realise it. Depending on what kind of workout you normally look to put your body through you can probably find any number of free exercise tutorials on websites like youtube that require little to no equipment to perform. This could save you both time and money, which on their own are powerful motivators to get up and move!
You Don’t Need Go It Alone
A lot of the time its easier to stay motivated when you’ve got someone by your side. They could either be giving you words of encouragement when you are at your most exhausted or demoralised. Maybe you benefit from having them around as a form of friendly competition to help push you to new levels of power and conditioning on the weights? It could even be something as simple as helping turn something that might feel like more a chore due to the cold weather into a social activity by going on that autumn run with a friend you can share a laugh or two with as you reach your goals.