Just because it is winter, does not mean you have to give up on your exercise plan. Making sure that you are exercising regularly should be a part of living a healthy lifestyle.
If you are lacking motivation due to the colder weather, then scheduling a workout may be the last thing on your mind. Removing the excuses is the first step to getting back on the treadmill but it may take more than that to build up motivation. Here are just a few ways on how you can stay motivated this winter.
FIND AN EXERCISE THAT YOU LIKE
Ok so if you are going to do it – do it right. Exercise don’t have to be hard if you choose an activity you enjoy. For example, if you are bored of going to the gym, why not take up swimming or outdoor running.
Trial and error is important and it will help you find the exercise that you enjoy the most. The key to having a successful workout plan is to explore and try new and enjoyable ways of becoming and staying active.
DON’T JUST VISUALISE IT – DO IT
The first step is imagining you doing exercise and as the saying goes, “if you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”
This may seem slightly cheesy; however, a positive outlook will make your daily workout seem much easier than it actually was.
At first, committing to too much exercise can burn a person out, especially if you haven’t exercised in a while. Starting small will benefit you in the long run, before you hit the gym try going for daily walks, even for just half an hour of your day.
SET MILESTONES AND GOALS FOR YOURSELF
The right attitude well gets you far in life. Stay focused and have a fitness goal in mind before you step foot on the treadmill. Timing yourself on the treadmill is a great way to see how far you have come.
Once you have reached your milestone, you will feel more motivated to continue with your workout routine.
WORK OUT WITH A FRIEND
Friends who work out together stay together. Once or twice a week meet up with a friend for a walk or a jog. Instead of going for a double shot caramel latte, get outside and get moving!
You will be more likely to maintain a routine if you have a friend to do it with you. This is a great way to see friends who also work on busy schedules.
LIVE A BETTER LIFESTYLE
You will feel the benefits of your workout routine and you will begin to question why you ever gave up!
When you start exercising you will become more conscious about the food you are eating to fuel your body and how much water you are drinking to hydrate it.
Make sure that you are exercising, sleeping eating and drinking right. A healthy lifestyle is formed by balance.