Hey Alli! Welcome to the team
Oddly enough I actually enjoy exercising more in the winter! I hear some people talk about how going tanning in the winter is their warm little escape from winter where they can close their eyes and imagine its actually warm outside. For me, working out at the gym is like that. It's the only place where I can put on capris, a tank top, and tennis shoes, crank up my ipod, and get to work getting the blood pumping and sweat a little, and be anything but cold! Sure, it's not as good as being active outside most of the day like I am during the summer, but the gym in the winter is kind of enjoyable for me. It also is the only thing that helps me beat seasonal affective disorder which I get pretty severely if I don't keep up with working out. You might find that you can learn to enjoy it too.
This year is also the first year that I have tried running outside in the cold. I actually like it! I'm cold when I first start warming up, but by the time I actually get a good jog going I warm right up. I like the cold feeling on my cheeks, plus I feel totally bad a$-s running in the snow while people pass me up shivering in their warm mini vans .
Also I try to think about the upcoming summer. Right now the background on my phone is a picture of my swimsuit. Between severe body image issues and then extra weight, I have literally never once in my life been comfortable in a swim suit and I desperately want that to change this summer.
Anyway those are some of the ways I try to stay motivated. Of course this is my first winter staying consistently active, and we have a lot of Ohio weather yet to go I'm sure! But we will all do it together!
Edited by: RLT5089 at: 12/30/2011 (11:00)
My name is Rachel :)
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