Friday rolls around and the weekend is FINALLY here so naturally you allow yourself to indulge a little more than you normally would. You tell yourself that it is ok because you will have a good workout on Saturday and Sunday. Saturday arrives and you are sitting comfortably wrapped up in a blanket by the fire at the cottage and the last thing that you want to do is workout. So how can you make it fun?
Luckily when this happened to me last weekend, I was at my boyfriends cottage which is perfect for outdoor activities. The best part about winter is that if you dress properly, there are so many fun things that you can do that really don’t feel like a workout but trust me you are working out!
Below I have listed some activities that we did while at the cottage, and truthfully when I finally got off my butt and got moving outside, I felt great!
Cross Country Skiing – Depending on a few factors (weight, speed, terrain), you can burn 250 to 900 calories in an hour.
Snow Shoeing: I weigh about 130 lbs, 5″3 and I would burn about 400 calories an hour
Ice Skating: About 350 calories in an hour, if casually but actively skating
You can look up what you would burn based your factors like your weight, height…etc online.
We did all three of these activities on Saturday, so in total I burned over 1000 calories! I can tell you that when comparing it to going to a spin class, or running on the treadmill feels like way more work and a lot less fun.
There are a ton of options at your fingertips for workout alternatives that can be fun things to do with friends, family or even as a date night. See some more idea’s below:
- Bike Ride
- Rock Climbing
- Obstacle Courses
- Any type of sport; Hockey, Volley, Dodge-ball
- Paddle boarding
Moral of the story, don’t let your workouts become boring and routine. Keep them fresh, and try something new. You will feel better, and look forward to your next activity. Most importantly, you will still feel that burn baby!
Donna Marie ❤