With the colder weather coming, I know that I need to make some plans about how to stay active and to help me get over my resistance to going out in the cold.
(I’m fine once I am out there, I just have trouble motivating myself to go out – a common problem that my ADHD amplifies for me.)
I love the idea of preplanning but, despite the repeated evidence that it works, I can’t always get my brain on board with the project of organizing things in advance.
This is where some of my past posts come in handy. Thanks to a solid history of blogging here at Fit is a Feminist Issue, I can easily look back at how my past self benefited from planning and persisting and it makes it seem easier to plan and persist now.
So, yesterday, I gave myself a refresher on things my past self figured out and now my current self is on board.
I know that Khalee’s need to go for a walk will help me get myself out the door so that’s helpful.
And I know that I need to dig out my hatphones because they make it easier to stay warm while listening to podcasts.
And I have my hiking boots to get me through the icky bits of the season before I break out my winter boots.
And, I have clear evidence that planning for winter activities makes a big difference.
So, I know that Khalee will help provide the impetus to get outside, and that I’ll have warm, dry feet and my head will keep warm while I listen to scary stories on my walk. I know that now is a good time to dig my snowshoes out of the shed and store them in the house.
And I’ve realized that I have to switch up my time for walking with Khalee because going out at 5pm in the fall means walking in the dark and that adds an extra layer of resistance.
What are you doing to prep for fitness activities during the winter months?
Do you have any extra recommendations for me?
Aside from this: