First comes cool rain, cloudy skies, then crisper air. From there it quickly becomes snowy, blowy, freezing and the days are long and dark. Yuck! I am not a fan of this “winter” thing. Oh, did I mention it seems e n d l e s s…?
At the onset of colder weather, fitness habits and goals seem to get
set aside for other more comfortable habits. For instance, comfort food
and television. Stats show that people gain an average of 8 to 10 pounds
during the holiday and winter months. Eeek. No thank you, been there, done that!
So in the interest of enticing you off the couch and away from the
t.v., listed below are some fun ideas to keep you motivated and
energized. Here’s to helping you keep that extra weight from creeping
on. You’re welcome!
Your whole body will be challenged. Your forearms will never be the
same. Hang tough. I hear this place is the bomb and I want to go play!
It’s in Indianapolis over near the pyramids: CLIMB HIGHER! You CAN do it!
Ice-Skating and/or Roller Skating.
Hit the rink. Great leg and butt workout. Get out with some friends, bring the kids, have some fun.
Go see a local band and sweat it off on the dance floor. Burns lots of
calories and it’s fun to people watch. Way too many local places and
fun bands for me to name. Google it honey! Google it and go shake it!
But my favorite thing is Country dancing and honey, there is no better
place than 8 Seconds Saloon!
Cross Country or Down Hill Skiing.
Gets the blood pumping and body moving. You’ll be reminded of muscles you forgot about!
Hiking and Sledding.
The trails you hike or run on in the warmer weather have a majestic
beauty in the winter. A new fave is Flat Fork Creek! That hill is huge! http://www.visithamiltoncounty.com/listings/Flat-Fork-Creek-Park/2188/0/ Get out there and enjoy nature on the trails there as well.
Walk Your Dog.
No I mean it. Get out and walk with your dog. Don’t just let him or her out into the yard.
Try anything from belly dancing to the Tango! Not for everyone but tons of fun if you just let yourself GO! Go HERE in Fishers for ballroom.
Hire A Personal Trainer.
You can’t do what you don’t know. Just like a new job, you have to learn the skills to get it done well.
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Join a local gym.
After you learn the skills with your personal trainer, lose the weight
and get super fit, then it’s maintenance time. You’ll have the
confidence to rule that gym and make it yours!
There’s lots of great stuff to do around town. So many more things than listed here. Okay here’s one more… instead of sitting watching your
kids play lazer tag, get in there, strap on a pack and blast away!
Don’t let your butt take the shape of your couch this winter.
Life’s moving. Get moving with it.
Hugs and Blue Skies,