When the sky turns dark and the weather feels gloomy, don't you just wish we could stay in bed, cuddle up with our special someone, and drink a cup of hot choco? Yes, we feel you, but since we’re looking at roughly two to three more months of non-stop rain, it may not be the best situation for our bodies. To stay healthy we need to keep fit and to do that, we need motivation. Yesterday we talked to five women—who are aging gracefully if we may add—about what drives them to work out. Scroll down and learn the secret to staying sexy when you're past 30.
The question: How do you keep yourself motivated to work out in this gloomy weather?
TWEETIE DE LEON-GONZALEZ
The last time we saw the statuesque Tweetie de Leon-Gonzalez, she shared with us the secret to her ageless stems. This time around we find out how her kids manages to get (almost)everything they ask for from their supermodel mom.
"I like running in the rain, I have more energy. When it’s so hot, it just drains me. You can come up with all the excuses in the world not to exercises but at the end of the day the biggest enemy really, is you. It’s not the weather, it’s not anything, it’s all mental. When I find myself cranky and depressed, I think to myself, when was the last time I broke a sweat? I’m addicted to endorphins because they’re happy hormones. Even my kids know already, whatever they need from me, they get right after a work out, if it’s permission, a concert ticket, can I be absent tom, they know they'll get it."
"I don’t have a motivation, I just always work out. I eat a lot so I need to balance that. Plus, I need happy hormones, endorphins. I usually do 40 minutes of cardio, sometimes an hour, 5-6 days in a week. I also do core work, I lift dumbbells, I lift kettle bells, basically, I go to the gym. And even when im at home I’ll put on like a workout video or something."
"I hate working out. To me working out is a chore that we just have to do, it’s like washing the dishes. But when I look at myself in the mirror and I hate myself, I think that’s my motivation. For being so lazy, for not loving it, for not creating enough endorphins like other people do. But I love to surf, that’s what I do. I think that’s the one thing that really helped me get my pre-pregnancy weight back."
GELLI DE BELEN
"I have no choice. It keeps me happy, it keeps me going. I get lethargic when I don’t work out or do any exercise. I do cardio, sometimes on the elliptical. On weekends when I go to tagaytay, our place there has a gym. If not, I play badminton, or yoga, anything active just to keep myself busy."
"I'm a zumba intructor and my husband does zumba with me. We just encourage each other, we keep it light, we keep it like a party kind of a thing so that there’s not too much pressure. It’s more fun when you work out with your partner."
See what we mean ladies? If these women can do it, why shouldn’t the case be the same for you? The rain is clearly no excuse!
Photo credit: Dan de Castro