February 10, 2016

Staying Motivated in February!

By Chad - Your 5k-Marathon Run Coach

slide 4Spring is almost here according to the Groundhog!  As Minnesotan's we are all well aware that spring could still be 6-10 weeks away.  Are you beginning to lose your motivation to exercise during these winter months?  Maybe you are hitting that wall and would rather go home after work  for some comfort food and cuddle up in a blanket?  Or this is not working but once it gets nice out you will get back to your exercise routine?

If you are starting to lose the motivation to exercise, the biggest question would be why?  Are you continuing a gym routine that is boring and no longer motivating you?  Are you at a point where you are not seeing any results and are thinking maybe this is just not working for you?  What was motivating you when you first started your routine?  Several thoughts may be running through your head that help you justify your reasons to stop coming to the gym?  Or possibly, you are looking for reasons to overcome those thoughts?  How can you continue your wellness goals during the final months of winter?

Here are a few ideas:

  • Sign up for a spring race (5k, 10k, Half Marathon, or even Marathon) to keep you accountable and motivated.
  • Write down your fitness goals on paper and share them with a friend or family member for accountability.
  • Change up your workout routine.  If you aren't familiar with some of our other equipment check out one of our Basics options.
  • Try some outdoor winter exercise:  snowshoeing, cross country skiing, running in the snow, ice skating, or sledding are just a few examples.
  • Sign up for a small group training.
  • Sign up for wellness coaching.
  • Check out some of our group fitness class options.
  • Attend DAHLC Days with a friend or co-worker who isn't a member yet the weekend of February 19-21 so you have someone you know well who can explore new classes with you or to just have a workout buddy.

The DAHLC offers a variety of options to choose from to keep you from losing your motivation to achieve your wellness goals.  Good luck and enjoy the end of winter.  Spring is coming!

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