Winter Workouts

IMG_1956Feeling like you just aren’t ready for another New Year’s resolution? Here are a few ways to get back at it in the new year.

Find a friend.
Whether it is a running group, a dog that needs to be walked, or a Zumba class, we all need others to remind us of our commitment.  Finding a group or friend in your area who will keep you in check, will not only keep you motivated, it will help them with their workout regimen as well.

Try something new!
Go for a hike, try a spin class, or just find a new running route. Variety is the spice of life, and it can also spice up your workouts.  Sometimes the littlest things can add some fun and adventure to your workouts.

Reset your goals.
Do you find that you forget about your resolution after a few months, weeks or days? Put your goals in writing and make them small.  Huge, unattainable goals will make it more likely that you will quit your resolution before it really gets started.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.
Make an appointment with a physical therapist as you start your new plan. They can offer advice on how to get past your workout plateau and show you how to relieve the little aches and pains that come with a new workout plan.

Tune out.
Make time for yourself at least once a week.  Unplug the laptop, turn off your cellphone and just enjoy the little things that life has to offer.  Enjoy exercising without the need to have music, email, and TV.  It might make you remember why you started in the first place.

Most importantly, remember that every day is a new day and a new chance for a change.  Have a happy and safe New Year!

-HARTZ PT

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