Written by Taryn Y. – new addition to the Sauce team!
Hello winter! We are now smack in the middle of November, which is technically still fall but in many regions, it's beginning to take on a rather winter-esque theme. While some of us at Sauce are so excited for the snow to fall and to finally strap on our skis and hit the slopes, there are others who unfortunately are not avid skiers and might not be quite as excited. If you’re like me, winter in Montana can sometimes feel like the time of year when the snow stops melting off and becomes like that annoying neighbor who just moved in and is always outside to bug you whenever you dare to venture from your warm home. This post is more geared toward those of you who might require sunshine and warm weather to get motivated – like me!
With this sudden turn in temperature, the motivation to exercise looks about as grim as the thermostat. However, at Sauce we like to say, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing choices,” meaning that if you dress right or put yourself in the right environment, you have NO EXCUSES to be lazy! We also realize that there aren’t many people that have this same mentality, hence the ever-so-popular New Year’s resolution to lose weight. But how about instead of losing holiday weight, we don’t let it bog us down in the first place?
Many of our Sauce hats were designed to fit under helmets, so get your bike out and take a ride! Or grab your Insulator Headband to take your dog for a walk, go for a jog, hike your favorite trails, or any other outdoor activity.
However, if conditions aren’t ideal for outdoor exercise, say like a blizzard or solid ice on the trail, then you still have no excuses! There are some great indoor exercises to keep you active during the hibernation months. Your living room, dining room, bedroom, or even stairs or hallway are great spaces to get in a good workout. There are free sources like YouTube to find ideas for workouts, but you can also get subscriptions to platforms such as Beach Body on Demand, which offers a large library of different types of exercises including weightlifting, yoga, pilates, dance cardio, and, my favorite, barre classes! (I use a step stool that has a handle as my barre – anything works, as long as it’s sturdy!)
If outside conditions allow you to drive, you could also just head to the gym. I, personally, am not a fan of gyms unless they have Zumba classes, but I appear to be in the minority when it comes to working out in public. I have heard several times that gaining the motivation to work out at home is a definite no-go for some folks, and I know certain fitness chains are extremely affordable, like Planet Fitness.
Jack Frost might be telling you not to get up from your comfy spot on the couch under your fuzzy blanket, but I say do it! I’ve just given you, like, 3 resources that have so many options to keep active and stave off the laziness, so you really don’t have any excuses!