When temperatures exceed 90 degrees, it’s really hard for me to stick to my workout routine. As much as I try, my motivation seems to wilt with extreme heat.

Do you have this same problem?

To combat my wilted motivation here are three things I do:

1- Each night before falling asleep, I decide what my workout goal will be. Some days it’s walking/running for five miles. Other days may be strength training.

2- As soon as I get out of bed, I dress for the gym. In this way, I have no time to make excuses. I just dress and go with my workout plan still fresh on my mind.

3- I moved my workout inside. Yes, it’s extremely boring on the treadmill. But at least I’m in an air conditioned environment. I just turn on energetic music and turn off my mind from thinking too much about it.

If you struggle with staying motivated during extreme heat, try what I do. It may be easier to sign-up for a morning class instead of planning a workout. No matter what you choose as your workout, stay motivated – don’t let it wilt with extreme heat.

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Niv PersaudNiv Persaud, CFP®, CDFA™, CRPC®, is the Founder of Transition Planning & Guidance, LLC. Life is more than money. It’s about living the lifestyle you want and can afford. For that reason, Niv consults with clients on money, life and work. Her approach capitalizes on techniques she learned throughout her career, including as a management consultant, executive recruiter and financial advisor. Her services include spending plan, financial plan, divorce financial review, life strategy and professional progression. Niv actively gives back to her community through her volunteer efforts. She believes in living life to the fullest by cherishing friendships, enjoying the beauty of nature and laughing often — even at herself. Her favorite quote is by Erma Bombeck, “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say ‘I used everything you gave me’.”