Tuesday, October 14, 2008

As the cold season approaches...

Cold on two fronts, for that matter. The cold (coughing, sneezing, running nose) season and the cold (brrr) season are fast approaching us. In fact, I think we're already in the midst of the first one.

The cold season can take a toll on working out in many ways...

1. When it's no longer light in the morning, it's harder to get out of bed.
2. When it's cold in the morning it's harder to get out of bed.
3. When you have a cold you're less motivated to get to the gym.
4. Since it's getting colder you're wearing bigger clothes and it's easier to hide the fact that you haven't been making it to the gym.
5. The fall season brings us baked goods that seem simply irresitable, like pumpkin pie, apple pie, fresh baked muffins, and so much more.

Since I just listed the majority of excuses for you, there's no need to use them. In fact making sure you get in your workout during the next few months is even better for you (no I don't have research on that but it makes sense) for the following reasons.

1. The stressors of the holiday season are slowly creaping upon us, relieve all that stress with a good quick workout.
2. The food of the holiday season is creaping into our homes, and offices, and everywhere we turn, so getting in your workout helps you to say no to them, or atleast gives you the boost you need to get rid of them after you've eaten them.
3. While you're friends are hiding in their bulkly winter wears you won't have to worry when that unseasonably warm day comes along that calls for a tshirt and jeans.
4. Lastly, we all need some 'me' time during the upcoming holiday season, so make sure you're working out several times a week, and start thinking of yourself.

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