It's dark, cold, and wet. Getting up in the morning to workout seems an impossible chore. It's just so easy to hit the snooze button and curl back up under the covers. Yep – It’s winter alright!
Then the excuses and rationalisations starts. “I'll go tonight after work.” You leave school or work with every intention to head to the gym or park, but again, it’s dark and cold and all you can think about is your warm house and a delicious bowl of soup (and perhaps one of those healthy and delicious cacao and peanut butter hot chocolates that your best friend gave you the recipe for that day). Soon enough that workout is forgotten, and you’ve convinced yourself that the alternative is far better ‘just this once’.
It doesn’t have to be this way. Take control of your thoughts and feel good this winter! You’ve worked hard to for your gains and to reach your fitness goals. Don’t throw that hard won progress away because just because it’s cold and dreary outside. Whether it be at your CrossFit box, local gym or outdoor group fitness session, treat exercise as your sanctuary from the cold and you’ll find that you can make incredible progress and prepare yourself for an amazing spring and summer season (and perhaps that new bathing suit).
So, what can we do to beat the winter training blues?
Working out in winter is without doubt a challenge, but if you utilise some of these tips, stay focused and remain consistent, winter is the perfect time to improve your overall fitness. As they say, summer bodies are built in winter. That should be motivation enough.
Commit to fit - Live fit and live long!
Brent Marks is the Owner of Wodrobe. A practising solicitor, Brent also holds a Cert III and Cert IV in Fitness, and is a CrossFit Level 2 trainer. Brent currently trains at CrossFit Brisbane
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Author - Ellie Bowden, Coach @ CrossFit Wandsworth
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