What is it about sunny days and warmer temperatures that cause us to go to the gym a little bit less? Maybe we’re tired of being cooped up indoors after a long winter or are just more so drawn to sitting on patios for happy hour. Whatever it is, we all know skipping the gym too many times isn’t in our best interest – especially with bathing suit season around the corner.
As the month of February comes to a close, we won’t even ask about your New Year’s Resolutions. In a perfect world, you’ve lost the 15 pounds you set out to lose and you’re cooking healthy meals at home for dinner every single night. However, it’s not a perfect world and the best we can hope for is that we are continually making progress toward our goals.
Let’s face it: even the most dedicated exercisers need a little motivation boost every now and then. As the seasons change and the temperatures cool down, it may to start to seem like staying in bed or curling up on your couch are better options than hitting the gym.
Lately it seems like winter just won’t go away. If your week was anything like ours in Chicago, we experienced 50 degree temps on Monday (a real heat wave) and a snowstorm on Wednesday. All this snow and cold is not only taxing on our commutes, but it can be taxing on our workout motivation as well.
Seeing a film on the silver screen is more commonly associated with popcorn and king-sized bags of candy than fitness. It probably always will be, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a hint of motivation hiding behind all that action. Case and point: who doesn’t want to go for a run, museum steps optional, when they hear the Rocky theme song?