The cooler months are upon us, the leaves are starting to turn those beautiful shades of orange and red, and the mornings are bitey cold. For many, this change in weather can also bring a shift in motivation when it comes to staying active and healthy. But fear not! With a few simple strategies, you can keep your fitness routine on track and embrace the cooler weather with open arms. 

Embrace Outdoor Exercise

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn't mean you have to confine yourself to the gym. In fact, the cooler months can be the perfect time to take your workouts outdoors. Whether it's a brisk walk in the park, a hike through a local national park, or a run along the river or beach, there's something invigorating about exercising in the fresh air. Plus, being surrounded by nature can help boost your mood and reduce stress, making it even more enjoyable to stay active.

Dress the Part

One of the keys to staying motivated to exercise in the cooler months is dressing appropriately for the weather. Invest in some good-quality activewear that will keep you warm and dry. Layering is key, so opt for moisture-wicking base layers, insulating mid-layers, and a waterproof outer shell to protect you. 

These are a few winter essentials on our want list: 

Sports Girl Pom Pom Beanie

Kathmandu Puffer Jacket 

Thermal Pants

Lululemon Running Gloves

Heat Holder Socks

Find a Workout Buddy

When the weather outside is less than inviting, it can be tempting to skip your workout altogether. That's where a workout buddy can come in handy. Having someone to exercise with not only provides accountability but also makes your workouts more enjoyable. Whether it's a friend, family member, or even a furry companion, having someone by your side can make all the difference when it comes to staying motivated during the cooler months. If you’re a runner we highly recommend joining a local run club! 

Warm Up with Healthy Recipes

After a chilly workout, there's nothing better than coming home to a warm and delicious meal to nourish your body. During the cooler months, we’re big fans of our warm oats with protein powder. Whilst there are endless ways of cooking these, a simple go-to recipe is below: 


50g oats
1 cup water or milk
30g protein powder (we love vanilla or a choccy flavour)
Optional toppings: berries, banana, apple, nut butter, yoghurt, nuts, chia seeds. 

Mix the water and oats in a small saucepan, over low to medium heat, and cook to your desired consistency (this will take little time, under 5 minutes). Stir in protein powder and add more water if required.
Remove from the stove and pour into a bowl.
Top with your desired toppings, and enjoy! 

More warm breakfast ideas: 

Brownie Baked Oats with Top of the Choc protein powder -

Caramel Biscuit Weetbix Bake with Caramel Biscuit Protein Powder - 

Choc Mocha Mug Cake with Deja Brew Coffee Protein Powder - 

Blueberry French Toast with Vanilla Protein Powder - 

To sum it up

With a positive attitude and a few simple strategies, you can stay motivated to hit the gym, exercise outdoors, and enjoy healthy, warming meals during the cooler months. Embrace the change in weather as an opportunity to mix up your routine, try new activities, and nourish your body with wholesome foods. Remember, consistency is key, so keep moving, stay active, and, most importantly, have fun!

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