8 Ways to Get Motivated for Winter Workouts

The human mind can do some amazing things. It can remember hundreds of passwords, master new skills, and learn different languages.

The only downside is that the power of the human mind can sometimes work against you, especially when you set out on a new fitness plan. Your mind can find numerous reasons why you can't workout when it's cold, dark or when you're tired.

Despite the dark nights and the cold temperatures, winter is a great time to rev up your fitness. Here are eight ways to ditch the excuses and boost your motivation.

Set Goals

Setting goals helps you strive to accomplish something specific, and can help you stay on track. In order to be successful, you need to set realistic, feasible goals. Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.

More: 6 Tips to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Break Your Rules

Cardio doesn't have to mean running, and it doesn't always have to happen outside. You can get great cardiovascular benefits from a fast-paced exercise circuit with very little rest in between moves. Variety is key to busting boredom and building your fitness; don't do the same workout every time, incorporate interval training or try a new activity.

More: 30-Minute Full-Body Circuit Routine

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