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Winter Workout Motivation: Being Fit and Healthy Year Round

As much as I want to be motivated and stay fit, I have noticed that I am moving slowly the past few days. Since it is November, and it seems like Winter has started early with the shorter days, and colder mornings and nights. I am finding myself to have a lot less energy that I need to get up and start my day. I find that I really need some motivation to get back in the gym.

(Particularly, this morning when, instead of sleeping, I decided it would be a great idea to binge watch Cobra Kai all last night) -

But, besides getting involved in a T.V show and not sleeping all night, I still struggle lately to get moving. So, this lead me to think, what are some of the ways that I can actually get up and get moving and stay motivated to loose weight, get fit and get lean?

In order to help me with my winter fitness motivation, I complied a list of 5 essential tools to help you complete the exercise that you are dragging your feet about. And hopefully get you motivated to lose the weight and get toned.

1. Dress with the weather : I find that this will be particularly helpful when it is cold, or rainy outside. Instead of wearing those old summer workout shorts and a t-shirt,

go ahead and put on those running pants, a hoodie and some shoes. Find More Gear on Amazon.

Over the years I have had some great workout shoes, but, my favorite of all time is Under Armor's Women's Running Shoe.

I have had single pair of these for 5 years, I use them to workout only and they are still in tip top shape. I defiantly recommend these if you want a durable pair of exercise shoes.

2. Hold Accountability to Yourself: This might seem like a given, but even as many years as I

worked out and stayed active, I have always held myself accountable. You can easily

incorporate it into your daily schedule easily.

I use the Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness and Activity Tracker . This Fitbit has aa built-in GPS to see your pace and distance on screen during outdoor runs, rides, hikes and more and see a workout intensity map in the app that shows your heart rate changes along your route.

3. Write it down. What I also find helpful, it writing down everything that

I ate throughout the day. I do this by using a Wellness Planner and Food Journal .

Sometimes, it can get overwhelming when you start to add it at the end of the day, so make sure you do this as your plating your food to save time and to be accurate. This is important to make sure that you are eating within your calorie range and that you aren't over indulging on those oh so sweet carbs and treats.

4. Try New Recipes: I know for me, I use to struggle with eating the same things over and

over. It fit into my diet well, but I wanted a bit more variety. I also plan my meals weekly and make a grocery list.

When I do this I find that I am able to look up new recipes that I want to try, instead of fumbling around last minute to decide what's for dinner. When making a grocery list and planning for the week, I like to use a Weekly Magnetic Notepad

This is really easy to use that way it is on your fridge and you are reminded what options you can make for the week.

5. Prep For the Week: Its so much easier to be able to cut up all of your veggies and fruit at the beginning of the week that way you are prepared for a quick an easy meal.

I'd recommend the Bento BPA Free Storage Containers. With our these boxes, you can trust that they will last longer than any other.

Hopefully these tips are helpful in getting you up out of bed without saying "I have no motivation to workout anymore!". Leave those winter blues behind.

So, go ahead...find that motivation to workout everyday. And give yourself the motivation to workout everyday!

These are just a few ideas that can help you with motivation. Feel free to use whatever idea works for you!

Have any tips that worked for you during winter? Share them below!

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