I don't know about you, but I am definitely not a fan of cold weather. As soon as the temperature starts to drop, all I want to do is curl up in a blanket with a cup of something hot and watch Netflix. Sound familiar? If you're having trouble motivating yourself to get moving when it's cold outside, here are a few tips that might help.

Invest in some cold weather gear. This one might seem like a no-brainer, but trust me, it makes a big difference. When you have the right gear, you're more likely to actually want to go outside. There's nothing worse than being cold and miserable while you're trying to exercise. So do yourself a favor and get some quality gear that will keep you warm without making you sweat. You'll be much more likely to stick to your workout routine if you're comfortable.

Find an activity that you enjoy. If you hate running, don't force yourself to do it just because it's "good for you." There are plenty of other activities that are just as beneficial but are much more fun. For example, if you love being in the water, try swimming laps at your local pool. Or if you enjoy being outdoors, try going for a hike on a nearby trail. The important thing is that you find an activity that you actually enjoy so that working out doesn't feel like such a chore.

Set realistic goals. One of the best ways to stay motivated is to set small, achievable goals for yourself. Rather than saying "I'm going to workout," try setting a goal like "I'm going to work out three times this week." Not only is this goal more specific, but it's also easier to measure whether or not you're successful. And when you see that you are making progress towards your goal, it will give you the motivation to keep going.

If you're struggling to find the motivation to get moving when it's cold outside, hopefully these tips will help. Just remember that it's important to find an activity that you enjoy and to set specific and realistic goals for yourself. And most importantly, don't forget to invest in some good cold weather gear! With the right preparation, working out in the winter can be totally manageable (and even enjoyable). 

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