Uncategorized December 7, 2017 3:00 pm

How to Stay Motivated During the Winter Months

It is often hard to find the motivation to work out in the winter months…

If you’re starting to lack motivation to go for a run or go the gym, here are some tips to keep you moving this winter!


#4: Set yourself a challenge

 

It’s a lot easier to plan your workouts, and stay focused if you have a specific event or goal to train for. Whether it’s a big challenge; like a half marathon, or simply weight loss goal you want to achieve by a certain date, having your eye on the prize is a great way to maintain momentum.

Option: Download a free fitness app to help you monitor your progress. We recommend this one.


#3: Wardrobe Overhaul

Whether it’s new gym gear to keep you looking sharp on the treadmill, or a new outfit for the Christmas party season that you want to look great in, nothing quite gives you the boost to look, and feel your best like a wardrobe update!

No time to shop? Let one of our personal stylists help you find the clothes you love, and deliver them to your door.

Option: Invest in a shirt or a pair of jeans that are smaller than your current size, to give you the added incentive to stay on track.


#2: Find An Exercise Buddy

Training with somebody else is an excellent way to increase accountability, and push yourself a little harder than you might do if you were alone. If you’re exercising with someone else you’re more likely to stick to a schedule, which makes it harder to ditch the gym for a pint with your colleagues.

If you manage to find a friend to train with, we guarantee you will achieve your fitness goals faster and make your exercise regime a lot more enjoyable.

Option: If you get bored of the treadmill and the bench press after a few weeks, try a 2 player sport like tennis or squash.


#1: Reward Yourself!

 

Break your main fitness goal up into 3 stages, and reward yourself when you reach each stage. Not necessarily with a McDonalds or a takeaway, but something that actually makes you feel good; tickets to see a band you like, or an Enclothed box filled with all your favourite brands and products.

There is nothing more satisfying than working towards a goal, achieving it, and then giving yourself a well-deserved reward.

Option: To stop yourself from slipping back into old habits once you have reached your target weight, sign up to an exercise-related activity that is a few months away. We recommend a charity run, or a cycling festival.