6 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

6 Ways to Stay Active This Winter

We are coming up on the shortest days of the year and if you are like me, it is harder to stay active in the winter months. It’s cold outside. It’s getting dark earlier. And let’s face it. We just want to curl up with a comfy blanket and veg out while eating our kids Halloween candy. Or is that just me? So how can we stay motivated to be active during the winter months?

Do at home workouts

We’re not always going to feel like leaving the house to go to the gym or go out in the cold for a run. That is where at home workouts will come to the rescue. I personally am a big fan of Beachbody On Demand. It’s like Netflix for Beachbody workouts. There are tons of programs to choose from with a wide range of difficulty. You don’t even have to have weights or a lot of space for some of the workouts. 

Find an accountability partner (or several)

If you are in a slump this winter, it’s likely that some of your friends are too. Reach out to them and start an accountability group. This could be a Facebook group, a group text or an email chain. Just lift each other up and motivate each other. That’s what friends are for. 

Get your kids involved in sports

What does getting your kids more active and into sports have to do with you? I don’t know about you all, but when my son is playing sports he likes to practice at home. Guess who he likes to practice with? That’s right. It’s me. If he’s playing baseball we are out in the yard scrimmaging or tossing ball. If he is playing basketball we’ll be shooting some hoops. Get involved in what your kids are doing. They will love it. 

Hire a personal trainer

This isn’t the cheapest option, but it could be the option that pays off the most. I meet with my personal trainer almost every week. She pushes me to work a little harder, especially at the gym with her. And she gives me tips on things to work on in between training sessions. Having a personal trainer gives me the accountability and the push I need. Otherwise I might just be happy to do the bare minimum and be happy with that. 

Find an indoor pool

I know swimming is probably the last thing on your mind when it’s cold outside. But it can be so much fun and boost your mood a little. Not to mention the kids will love it. Just go for a swim!

Walk around the mall

Now that I have a teenager I can say that this is one of her favorite place to be. She gets to go look around at all of her favorite stores and I get a little walk in and some people watching. It’s a win-win. 

What are your plans for staying active this winter? 

8 thoughts on “6 Ways to Stay Active This Winter”

  1. Singing A New Song – Hello, I'm Shayla! I'm a blogging/vlogging homeschooling mom of many, wife to one, and work at home mom. We are a big, Jesus loving, God fearing family and we love to laugh! Common topics you’ll find here include faith, marriage, motherhood, homeschooling, lifestyle, domestic arts, herbs & oils, and holistic living (with a realistic, big family mama/frugal approach). I love sharing practical solutions we find to problems we encounter, as well as things that inspire and encourage us through this crazy, beautiful journey!

    I really love the indoor pool suggestion here. We have one near us, I’ll have to look into it!

  2. Parent On Board – United States – I am a blogger and mental health professional. I strive to make the parenting journey easier and more enjoyable by using my background in mental health and my experience as a mom of 2.

    Love your tips. I’m definitely a workout at home type of a person if the weather is not great. On the other hand, I have dogs that require at least 2 daily walks, so rain or shine, we need to be hitting the road.

  3. Winter is such a tough time here. It feels like the cold weather just stretches on forever! It is good to be able to have ways to stay fit throughout the year.

  4. These are really great ideas. I totally believe that having an accountability partner is really helpful. I am the type of person who values my commitment and thus, I have to stay true to my word.

    I also think that finding an indoor pool is a great idea. Will try to check available of one nearby.

  5. Sadly we don’t have a indoor pool nearby, but I just got a treadmill on Black Friday. Now to find a compatibility partner and I’m good to go! I love your suggestion on finding several.

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