4 tips to stay motivated in the winter

Many of us lose our “get up and go” as the days get shorter.  Some people lose their early morning fitness mojo and others lose it in the evenings. Whichever it is, we’ve go some great tips to keep you going:

Go to bed early

If you exercise in the morning, you can guarantee that those cold and dark morning are going to put you off a little.  To maintain a reasonable level of energy in the morning, the solution is simple is to get to bed earlier.  It’s really amazing what a couple of hours of extra sleep will add to your energy levels and your overall health.  Even if you don’t need to get up early for a workout and do some sort of training in the afternoon, going to bed earlier will improve your performance later on.

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Get yourself in a class

Another way to make yourself get out of bed even if you can’t be bothered is to be booked in a class, a group activity or even personal trainer session.  You can do also this in the evening too and if you want to get some additional motivation, pay for it in advance.

Buy new stuff

The first fun part is going out and buying some some new exercise clothes or some new fitness equipment e.g. those running shoes you always wanted.  Then once you have them, you won’t be able to wait to go and try them out.  Motivation regained!!

Do something new

When you are stuck in a rut, it’s nice to do something new.  The key is to find something that you like to do rather than what you feel that you have to do.  So for example, you could try something completely random such as skateboarding.  Even switching around your workout can make a big difference and rekindle your interest and excitement in getting fit again.

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