Summertime gets people motivated to work out, but Fall normally sees people slacking off on their workouts. If you are one who has a hard time staying motivated to work out in the Fall, for whatever reason, try one of these great tips to help you stick to your health goals.
So, you had a bit too much fun last night and you feel sluggish the day after. This is where you need to do a morning workout instead of waiting because you will have more energy in the morning, believe it or not, and you need the workout to help you have sustained energy all day long. Plus, if you had too much to drink, a morning workout can help you rid your body of those toxins. It won’t be easy- or pretty- but it is very beneficial. Just a 20 minute workout can set you up for success for the rest of the day.
Traveling for work
Many people see an upswing in travel for work in the Fall. If you are one of those, make sure your hotel has a gym, or pack a workout DVD and a yoga mat to take along. This will help you get in at least a small workout so that you don’t become stagnant while traveling for work. Also pack a good pair of walking shoes and get out and see the sights as you get on a great cardio workout.
Work ruins your workout
So, you had pans of working out at lunch but that got ruined, or you wanted to hit the gym right after work but you got stuck working late. What do you do? You workout at your desk, of course! There are many ways to workout while staying behind your desk. In just 10 minutes you can do a quick desk workout, and two sets of a solid routine can get you in a good 20 minute workout. It may not be much, but it’s better than nothing!
The cool weather has you cooling down
If colder weather and shorter daylight hours cuts into your walking routine, join a gym for the winter months. Many gyms now offer discounts in the Fall, when memberships decline, and you can even find ones that will allow you to pay per the day. Do three one and a half hour workouts instead of walking every day. Or you can go to an indoor mall early in the morning and walk it before heading in to the office. Either way, don’t give up on cardio just because the weather has you feeling a bit colder.