While many may argue that Queensland doesn’t really get a winter – most of us here in Queensland would strongly disagree!
True, it may not (and does not) get nearly as cold as many other places in the world,but for us recently shit got real.
You know it’s cold outside when you go outside and it’s cold – haha – I saw this the other day and it just cracked me up.
With the coldness comes the lack of motivation and I get it, I really do! Leaving a warm environment to go out and exercise can be less that ideal.
I sulked around yesterday – wondering if I could send everyone motivational quotes and just let them exercise themselves so I didn’t need to leave the house – I was only joking – sort of 🙂
However, think about this. You exercise, you move, you warm up – madness I know….stay with me
Think about it from a mental point of view – how satisfying is it when against all odds, you don’t listen to that voice telling you to stay in bed/on the couch you – fight that voice and you win – you get out and you move that body.
Now you feel physically and mentally better, you are winning and you are getting fitter doing it.
You aren’t drinking enough water, because it’s winter and you just don’t think about it – you exercise, you drink more water.
Our bodies become stiffer in winter, we tense up and we do less exercise and we just feel worse for it – just a few stretches a day and a little bit of cardio or other exercise will make you feel amazing and help to get you out of the winter funk.
Still unconvinced – put on your big girl pants and my Nike yoga pants say – JUST DO IT!