It’s no wonder people tend to gain a few pounds over the Holidays. It’s cold, and most mornings your bed is practically begging you to stay and sleep in a little longer. Not to mention the whole sweater weather thing makes working out seem a lot less important, because who’s going to be able to see my figure anyway under all of these oversized sweaters and coats? Also, I’m not going to lie, the prospect of a warm bed when your house feels like 0 degrees sounds a thousand times better than diving into that cool air for some exercise. However, at the same time, we don’t want to sabotage all the hard work we put into looking and feeling our best just because it’s cold.
Luckily, through experience, I’ve come up with a few tricks to help you get your booty out of bed and hit that workout like you planned in spite of this winter weather (whether you like it or not). Here are 5 tricks for getting up to work out when it’s cold!
Get A Buddy
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This is my number one, foolproof method to getting out of bed and sticking to your workout. Buddies hold you accountable. I’ll admit, the only reason I’ve been able to stick to my routine is that I know my friend Katie would show up at my apartment and ruin me if I ditched our morning workout. When choosing a fitness buddy, make sure they aren’t notoriously flakey, or your motivation will likely disappear as well.
Sign Up For A Paid Class Like Hot Yoga
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Paying for a class almost always ensures that you’ll show up. No one wants to waste $35 dollars for an extra few minutes of sleep. Plus, if you purchase a class like Hot Yoga, you know you’re going to be warm and toasty in no time.
Put Your Alarm Far Away
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One of the most terrible sounds I’ve had yet to encounter is an alarm that wont shut off in the morning. I bet you $100 if you put your alarm on the far side of your room, you’ll get out of your bed to turn it off. The trick at that point is to stay out of bed. I suggest putting some motivating quotes or images next to your alarm the night before so that when you get up to turn your alarm off, you are reminded what made you set it in the first place.
Sleep In Your Workout Clothes
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Sleep in your workout clothes to help combat the initial freezing cold situation of changing out of your cozy pajamas. Keep a sweatshirt or padded jacket right next to your bed and throw it on before you get out of the covers. Don’t forget socks too!
Invest in Stylish Outerwear
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As if you needed another reason to shop this Holiday season, cute workout gear will help motivate you to get up and wear it. Who doesn’t like to show off their new gear? Get a bright colored look like in the picture above to subtly provide yourself with a bright, sunny attitude about your A.M. workout. These long black leggings are thick and perfect for keeping warm while you workout, and layer up with some seamless Nikibiki Turtleneck long sleeve tops for no fuss, comfy workout gear.