As the weather gets cooler and daylight hours get shorter, we all know how tough it can be to get out of bed and make it to the gym. Combine that with our bodies’ natural reaction to “insulate” us from the cold by sending out the hunger signals to fatten us up, and it’s no wonder many people put on a few kg’s over the winter. But this doesn’t have to be you! What’s the secret to beating the winter bloat? Keeping consistent with your training and lean, healthy diet – It’s not rocket science! Though we do agree that it’s definitely harder to stay motivated in winter, which is why we have put together our top training motivation tips so you can look and feel amazing in your jeans this winter!!
SET A GOAL.When that alarm goes off in the morning, you need something that’s going to get you out of bed. Something that excites you. Something that you really want to achieve. Whether it’s to be able to do something you’ve never been able to do, or at a speed you have never been able to reach, or to look better than you’ve ever looked. Make it specific, quantifiable and put a time limit on it.
BE ACCOUNTABLE. This is the thing that’s going to hold you to your goal. One of my favourite ways to push myself through a session is to train with an interval timer, not just for work time, but also to limit rest time! Announcing your goal to your family and friends, joining a training group and/ or getting a friend involved, are some of the other best ways to stick you to your goal.
LEARN SOMETHING NEW. There is nothing more interesting and exciting that learning a new skill. Every session brings little successes and new achievements. Not only does this make training far more fun and interesting, it will this help build your confidence, and will keep you coming back for more and more. More training = a fitter, happier, healthier, more confident you!
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