How to stay motivated to keep fit & healthy this Winter
January 25, 2017
We all know what its like to start the cold year with good intentions and resolutions, only to find we are 1. broke, 2. still got chocolate to eat from Christmas or 3. still hibernating and its way too cold out there. So I've put together some tips on how to get yourself out of the pit and stick to those resolutions that are about to be broken...
Embrace the weather
There is no such thing as bad weather, it’s just bad clothing. If you’re prepared, wrapped up warm, got the right shoes on your feet and hat on your head, there is no excuse to not get outdoors.
Learn to LOVE & CRAVE getting outdoors every day, rain or shine.
Make a Spring Goal
It doesn’t matter what it is, but you have to be passionate about it, and it should challenge you. It also needs to be realistic and achievable off course!
With your friends and on social media. Update your progress for all to see. It’s a known fact that peer support and positive encouragement motivates people more than anything else, and ensures adherence. It also provides accountability, so that you get out and do what you said you were going to do, even if you don’t really feel like it.
Go on a workout date
It’s more fun and it makes you accountable. Enough said!
Plan your week
Look at your schedule a week ahead and see where you can fit in those workouts, walks, training sessions, whatever it is you are doing. Stick to the plan as you would any work meeting or family commitment. Its great when you go through the week ticking them off as completed.
Keep a Journal
Not just of your workouts, but also your sleep quality, muscle tiredness, fatigue, and feel good factor for the day. For positive reinforcement, look back at when you started, and see your progress.
Not necessarily with food, but with treats – a massage, a new book, a new dress, whatever. Treat yourself when you achieve something amazing and unexpected, or when you achieve the goal you set.
Make a 20 minute deal with yourself
Short on time? You could try 20 minutes of interval High Intensity Training in the warmth of your own home. Find something on youtube, or your favourite workout DVD, or just make it up. Just get very puffed and sweaty daily.