It’s the beginning of January, the New Years Resolutions have barely just started or maybe they need a bit of poking and prodding. One of the popular resolutions is getting fit or losing a few extra pounds, and when the winter weather is still whistling at our windows, it’s very hard to not snuggle up and call it a cosy night till February.
But…it’s the New Year! And either you swore to yourself it’s ‘The New Year, New Me’ or you’ve been doing great on your exercise regime but the lazy motion of winter has gotten to you.
Well, here’s a few of my favourite winter workout gear and some tips to beat the cold and to get out into the windy and icy streets.
First things to get cold before you get your rhythm is the little digits on your hands or feet. The best combat for your hands is thermal gloves. Thermal is king. And automatically you might think of the thick won’t-let-you-do-anything mittens, and these are brilliant when the only thing you have to do with your hands is click over a song. But here’s my top picks:
Black Diamond Lightweight Screentap Liner Glove by Backcountry
It doesn’t matter if you end up buying men’s [women-sizes are harder to come by], you slip those babies on with their too long fingers and puffy edges you’ll little number will be snug-as-a-bug!
It’s always fingers and toes that get the coldest. So, forget about the cute and fashionable ankle socks, get those cotton sole-padded feet warmers! Your toes will thank you when the win hits -2 and should be screaming in agony but instead you’re still able to pound the pavement with your cosy little numbers all snuggle and warm.
Thermal Liner Socks by Sealskinz
The icy wind can leave you with itchy and bumpy skin. So keeping warm can stop the itchiness when coming in from the cold. The answer, thermal leggings. The North Face is top dog for these!
Women Warm Tights
And, of course, you cannot go wrong with Nike
Most workout jackets are light an airy and are atrocious when it comes to trying to keep warm. Nike is the perfect sweat reducing and cooling jackets that are perfect for keeping body heat and holding off the coldness.
If you’re tight on money and need to use what you have in the wardbrobe then…Layer, Layer, layer. Slip on two shirts instead of one, you’ll be surprise at how much heat is you keep! Also, tights under workout leggings is another cheap and perfect solution to keeping body heat in.
Last thing last…
Throw a hat and scarf on if you want. But I tend to find that my hands get warm coming to the end of my workout so a hat is just going to make me warmer and I also like the crispiness of the cold on my cheeks and nose that keeps me going for longer.