SP - Help wanted!
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Over the past month, I have been trying to get myself to be more active than what I have been over the last few years. One of the ways I intended to do this was to reintroduce the winter sports I enjoyed when living in Northern Ontario - namely cross country skiing and snow shoeing. Almost three years ago now, you would find me cross country skiing a minimum of 8 km at least 4 times a week and snow shoeing a little more sporadically than that but still doing it nonetheless.
Since moving to Southern Ontario, where snow isn't typically in abundance in my area, it has become difficult to keep myself busy and active. I've always struggled with gyms and indoor exercise - I guess its always felt like I wasn't going anywhere in particular which for me feels like I'm not achieving something. I think that's why I've always enjoyed outdoor activities more because there's a start and an end but the path in between is always changing.
This year, I have found more snow than usual, but it didn't enable cross-country skiing until about a month ago. I leapt to the chance, and have found myself going almost every weekend. I've managed to average almost 3 hrs every trip, which results in a phenomenal workout and ample calories burned. Unfortunately, going in the evenings after work isn't an option, because there isn't a spot that has lit up trails close to me - or at least that I know of anyways.
I tend to have my weekends down for activity, but I'm really struggling during the week to keep myself motivated and getting in some fitness. I would really appreciate any suggestions, tips, or ways of motivating oneself related to getting into a fitness regime. Can you help?