Winter is coming, Winter is here. If you ever watched GOT you must have heard this, sorry to disappoint this write-up is about Winter workout and not game of thrones.
The days have gone shorter and the nights have gone longer, North India is gearing up for its winter delight. We wake up in dark, by the time we leave work its dark, little too early for blazers but they are out for some and Spirits have also shown their seasonal evolution. Laziness and inertia grip us like true lovers, fire grills and late hearty meals look attractive than chilly outdoors, or a morning gym. Even for the fittest ones out their winters can be great suck of energy levels to workout constantly. But identifying key triggers that stop us and planning well for the same can keep us on top of our game.
Fight the challenge
It’s all in the mind; the day you decide to change and fight for good, the day will be last when you look back. Moving out of bed in chilly winters morning is just like that last squat count, last mile to finish, last second of Usain Bolt run; you got to do it for you. Exercise is the best way to beat winter blues; whether its hiking, team sports, morning runs (my favorite) or weight lifting, indulge in any activity you like. Running in winters during Fog hours has been a love of my life. No denying we currently are under pollution problems in Delhi, but the streets will see and many more winter lovers soon.
You just can’t plan a sport activity or a gym routine 10 minutes after waking up. Winter mornings make us glue to our bed and it will be nothing but a failure if we spend early hours contemplating on routine rather than gearing up for it. Right clothing’s is a must need for winters. Go for a Medium Budgeted attire that protects you from the cold and even doesn’t make you shed big. It’s a little too late for this season buy as prices are sky rocketing, pack your next winter season stuff coming summers.
Set a Goal
What’s the point shooting if you don’t have an aim in mind. Winters are a good bulking season and the right time to craft your summer ready body. If you miss these crucial months, you will be in mid-summers by the time you get ready to show off your chiseled core.
Check your diet
This one applies all-round the year, but the thing is winters is it makes us stay indoors more than needed. But as rightly put forward by fitness trainers round the world “you can’t out-train a bad diet”. In a sedentary lifestyle beer cans are more likely to overpower your will over a salad. The good thing about an active regime is it keeps you conscious of what you eat all round the day.
It’s not only about running and cycling
While in summers we indulge in outdoor activities, winters is a season of indoor activities if outdoor cycling and running is not appealing. Yoga, Dance, Squash, Circuit, badminton; there is a lot and lot of stuff to do much better than spending the evening crashing glasses daily.
While the debates are ongoing regarding the reward-exercise question, but personally I feel I have earned it. At the core the workout should feel like a pleasure activity and not a punishment of sorts. If the food is motivating enough for you to hit the regime, in the end it will all come in handy.
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