Who is hating the dark mornings and nights? Meeeeee. Ugh it can deffo get you down and it’s only gonna get worse. It can also make you feel very unmotivated when it comes to training. You’ve gotta have super girl level 100 motivation to get yourself up for the gym before work in winter. Or even after work when all you feel like doing is going home and snuggling up. So here are my top tips to keep you motivated during these cold dark winter months:
Focus on the benefits
Ever heard the saying ‘summer bodies are made in winter’ and thought yeah right! Well guess what? It’s true. You can’t leave it until 6 weeks before your holiday in July to look amazing in your bikini. Sadly, it doesn’t work like that. You need to get going right about now. Focus on that bikini body girls. Exercising during winter is probably even more important than summer, it helps keep your immune system strong. No body wants to be sick all winter so get moving!
Grab your boyfriend, bestie or sister and go train together. You’ll be less inclined to cancel a workout if you’re letting them down. You can help motivate each other during your sessions. Or make it a competition, who’s the fastest? Who’s the strongest? Ever wanted to try that particular class but scared? It’s less daunting going with your gym partner!
Try something new
Ever wanted to try Pilates? Or Zumba? Or even outdoor exercising? If you’re lacking motivation trying something new may just be the kick up the butt you need and stop you feeling bored, which will lead to you just sacking off the gym. So go ahead and try that thing you’ve always wanted to do.
Set yourself smaller goals
Okay so bikini body for summer 2018 might be your goal, but realistically in your head it seems a long way away. This can lead you off track, the ‘I’ll do it tomorrow’ attitude might kick in. So combat it but setting smaller goals. Try setting yourself weekly goals,
; set a weekly workout goal and a nutritional goal.
Make a new playlist
The best workout music has 120-140 bpm. It’s scientifically proven that listening to music makes you push harder during workouts. So get on sound cloud, Spotify or whatever you use and get some new tracks saved. Shuffle so you don’t know what’s coming next.
Keep your gym kit in your car
If you usually train after workout DO NOT GO HOME FIRST. I repeat, DO NOT GO HOME. You’ll get inside, in to the warmth ooooh so cosy, you’ll sit down for five minutes and before you know it your date with the barbell is cancelled. Instead, put your stuff in your car and head over to the gym straight from work, no excuses. You’ll be fine once you’ve walked through the door trust me.
I hope these tips help y’all. Remember you’ve got this guys! Winter exercise- piece of p***