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Hibernate, where bears spend the winter in a dormant state. I use this analogy when people start feeling lazy to work out because it gets cold. “It’s too cold to exercise.” I get it and you want to cuddle up in your blanket and drink coffee/hot cocoa/coffee/coffee (did I say coffee?).

Not staying active this time of year is dangerous because we have all the social events coming up. Company parties where there are yummy, delicious desserts that you have been doing so well to avoid all year long. Friends get-together party, where you spend hours and hours talking over alcoholic beverages. Notice how there’s little activity involved during these times, just a bunch of bicep curls of your favorite alcoholic beverage.

Cold = not wanting to move

The biggest excuse around this time of year is the “I’ll go tomorrow.” The following day becomes another day and another day becomes the next and so on. When it's cold, getting out of bed is that much harder. Our joints stiffen up and take a bit to warm up. Plus, the food that we eat during these times may provide that “food coma” effect. Don’t wait until that tomorrow comes, commit to today.

With the glory of the happiest time of year, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. Hosting, getting ready for parties, figuring out your outfit for the party, buying presents, and spending time with your family/in-laws can be stressful. Why do you think there is so much road rage out there?

Ultimately, exercising is time for yourself. You spend hours and hours caring for others and have ZERO time for the most important person, which is YOU. So don’t look like the picture below ladies and gentlemen and stay active during the wintertime!

Hope you enjoyed this month’s blog. Stay tuned for more! Kei

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