Working out in the dark sucks

Look, I get it…

This time of year it can be hard to get motivated to workout.

If you workout in the morning before work, it’s likely you’re waking up, going to the gym and possibly even leaving the gym…in the dark.

If you workout in the afternoon it’s definitely dark.

And, it’s freakin’ cold – at least here in Magherafelt…it’s -3 degrees
But, here’s the deal…

If you want to be more fit, you gotta suck it up!

I hope you weren’t expecting some special tip for working out in the winter. There isn’t one.

The fact is, for most people, it’s just harder to get motivated this time of year.

Besides, getting used to the darkness and the cold, there’s all kinds of holiday pressures – parties, shopping, charity events, etc. You’re being pulled in a lot of different directions…

Don’t let that stop you from squeezing in your workouts.

Don’t be that person who gains 10 pounds every December!

If five days a week at the gym is just too daunting for you right now, get in 2 or 3. You can do quick 10-minute workouts at home the other days or just bundle up and go for a walk – having a dog makes this a necessity 😉 I actually have taken up running with my best mate Paul whos moved up this direction from Belfast 3 times a week. And its a chance for me to get Husky dog Mya out as well!

Just do something.

There’s only a few weeks left in the year. Stay focused. You got this!

P.S. – Here are a couple simple home workouts you can do:

Strength Day
Perform each exercise in the circuit for 30 seconds at your maximum intensity followed by a 15 second rest. Take a minute break at the end of the circuit and repeat for 2 to 6 rounds based on time.

1. Squats or Wall Sits
2. Chest Press, Push-ups or High Planks
3. Deadlifts or Hip Bridges
4. Rows
5. Curls
6. Front Pillar or any other core exercise you like

Cardio/Conditioning Day
Perform each exercise in the circuit for 45 seconds at your maximum intensity followed by a 15 second rest. Take a minute break at the end of the circuit and repeat for 2 to 4 rounds based on time.

1. Burpees
2. Jumping Jacks
3. Mountain Climbers
4. Scissor Jumps
5. Speed Punches

Hope this helps

Chris Bradley

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