How cliche to talk about weather, right? But I hear so often how winter is so tough for working out – it can be a legitimate deal-breaker for even the toughest workout warriors. Well that sure hasn’t been a good excuse this year, right! We’ve had the most mild winter in as long as I can remember So has it still been an excuse for you?
Working out outside is 100% more advantageous than that indoor treadmill or elliptical workout so many of us default to. I know I come down kind of hard on this one, but the reality is people who workout outdoors have better adherence to their workouts and I would argue have better results at the same time. Now don’t take this too far – I’d rather you workout at the gym than not at all. But what I’m saying is that if you’re willing to go outside and battle the elements, I would argue that you’re determination is where it needs to be.
In reality excuses do legitimately come up. If it’s not the weather, it’s family obligations. Or grad school – I know the feeling on that one. Or even work seasons have demands that make workouts tougher to make happen. But this year we can’t blame the weather, it’s just been too nice. An essential component to successful pursuit of healthy behaviors is identifying the obstacles that trip us up, set us back, even knock us down. Remember, it’s not how many times you fall down, it’s how many times you get back up.
Get up, get out, get going.
P.S. I checked the weather for next week: 65+
So start today and this weekend and you’ll absolutely love next week!