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Scooters, bikes and Woolly Hats

Categories: Exercise, Goals

Summer is my favourite season; I don’t know about you. But I’m embracing the winter, after the last year – the hats, woolly jumpers, and of course my birthday. But I’m not looking forward to the cold - the rain - and the dark mornings.

Don’t forget your clocks go back at 2am on Sunday 31st October. We might be getting an extra hour in bed (not if you have kids) but it also means we’re waking up in the dark and coming home in the dark.

What does this mean for our workouts?

 Well, if you’re anything like me, it means we have to dig deep and get organised, as motivation can leave us at this time of year.

Personally, I like to get my workout out of the way first thing. But waking up when it’s dark is my worst nightmare – I love my sleep – and with two boys under five I’m already sleep deprived.

 However, I have some techniques that we can all use to help us stay on track this winter. I challenge you to tick these off.

  •  First up, put your workouts in your diary as an appointment with yourself and don’t break it.
  • Buddy up this season with a friend to force you out of bed because you don’t want to let them
  • Already have your workout planned so you know exactly what you are doing.
  • Of course, hiring a trainer means you’re investing in yourself and keeping yourself accountable. (I do have a couple of places open).

 The days seem much shorter at this time of year and so getting out and about at weekends is another great way to boost your health and fitness.

 Our kids love going out and crunching all the leaves, conker picking and splashing in puddles. As a family we love going for a walk in the woods, Monty loves to get on his purple scooter and race ahead, Wilf is a speed demon on his balance bike. Me and Laura have very quickly realised there’s no point looking fashionable for these walks with our lovely jeans, jumpers, and boots. No, we need full running gear and trainers to keep up with the boys.

 What do you love doing at this time of year?