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5 ways to motivate yourself to workout through the winter–no matter how cold it gets!

Updated on:23 December 2019, 10:54am IST
Wondering how you can beat the cold, laziness, and gloominess of winter months to exercise regularly? Well, here’s some winter workout motivation.
Sonakshi Kohli
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Too cold outside to work? Workout indoors! GIF courtesy: Giphy

For a lot of people out there, winter months can be gloomy, sad, and quite lazy. For the same lot, these months can mean a lot of weight gain too–courtesy the laziness.

However, if you somehow manage to stay on track and work out regularly despite the chill, you can glide through the winter months without falling ill very often and come out even stronger with a summer-ready body.

Now that you know all the advantages of your winter workouts, here’s how you can stay motivated to do them:

1. A shopping spree to the rescue
Shopping can make you lose money, and well—weight as well. The logic is simple: When you shop for new workout gear, you automatically feel like hitting the gym or stepping out for a run to show off your new purchase. And tada! The needle on the weighing machine shall keep swaying towards the left as well.

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Buying new workout gear can help you stay motivated. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

Also read: Find it difficult to stick to an exercise routine? Give these hacks a chance!

2. Hire a personal trainer
Whether in the gym or at home, a personal trainer can nag you to get out of bed and work out, making your life easier and workouts better.

3. Or turn your BFF into a trainer
Coordinate your timings and keep each other motivated while also spending time with each other and strengthening your bond. Surely, a workout session with your best friend can work like a charm for you.

4. Try a new physical activity
The new year is just around the corner and deserves a new physical activity to fulfil your weight-loss resolution. Hence, join yoga, Zumba, basketball, Bollywood dance class—basically anything that keeps you excited and motivated in the gloomy winter months.

5. Eat healthy at all times
If the winter makes you feel lazy and you’re unable to work out regularly, at least eat healthy and stay away from high-calorie comfort foods that the chilly weather may push you towards. Doing so won’t just avoid the extra weight gain, it will also motivate you to back up your healthy eating with some physical activity.

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Sonakshi Kohli Sonakshi Kohli

Twenty kilos down and struggling to maintain the weight loss by preaching healthy eating, while eating unhealthy every now and then.