It is now winter here in Australia - and although winter here is nothing compared to winter in many places - like where I grew up in the North of England, you do get used to the climate where you live, and for me now - when I get up in the morning and it's 10C that feels pretty cold to me.
Anyway, I don't like being cold - never have, and have found that lately, I've been drinking more hot cups of tea, which always seem to need a chocolate biscuit or piece of cake with them, and sitting around more being generally less active.
For me, less active, means less motivated in general, and so less productive. Not good when I have goals and aims and things to do!!
So I decided I needed to take action!
My solution? To brave these ever so cold mornings and get up and onto our exercise bike! Get my metabolism going and ready for the day ahead!
I like to listen to something while I cycle (music or Anthony Robbins) but since I'm getting up before everyone else, I have to listen on my MP3 player with earphones.
So I decided to make myself a little holder for it - I've seen lots of people runnning and walking with them - they look fairly simple!
So I took one of my daughter's old t-shirts (that no longer fits):
Cut a nice wide strip off..
I just used one side of the strip - the pretty front side.
Right sides together stitched it, and finished the edges off..
Then pulled it on my arm, folded in half to make a pocket and there you have....
A groovy - roxy - MP3 player holder for exercising!
A grand price of $0 !! What a bargain!
And I have to say morning cycles have returned my motivation and I'm feeling less 'cold' now!
What helps you get motivated? Does the cold slow you down too?
(I was definitely some kind of reptile in my last life! I need to be warm!!)