It can be extremely difficult to stay on track with your goals over the winter months, but with these 3 tips below you can keep motivation high and continue to make progress towards your strength and fitness
Days get darker and colder.
Motivation gets low, and training takes a back seat.
It can be extremely difficult to stay on track with your goals over the winter months, but with these 3 tips below you can keep motivation high and continue to make progress towards your strength and fitness.
We’ve all heard that poor preparation leads to poor performance, and that’s no different in the winter.
Keeping prepared is one of the most vital things you can do during these months to ensure you don’t leave things to chance and give yourself an excuse not to get after it.
Aim to make things as convenient as possible, whether that means prepping your meals, laying out your gym clothes the night before, setting alarms or even booking sessions with training partners or classes.
Which brings me on to my next point...
Find someone or something to be accountable to. It’s easier to let yourself down than it is someone else. Try to find a training partner or sign up to a group session, this is going to hugely increase your chances of showing up and putting in the work.
Another way to be accountable is to set a deadline on your goal whether that’s by booking an event, reaching a certain milestone or even just telling your friends you want to achieve ‘X’ by ‘Y’
Lastly, rely on your habits that have been built over the last few months to remain consistent with your efforts.
Yes, it’s likely you may not want to go to the gym or run outside when it’s dark and it’s cold. BUT the habit is likely already there, you just need to continue to show up. Not only will this help build and develop more resilience which will have a huge return in the warmer months. But it will also mean that you won’t have to spend weeks or even months building those routines again in the future.
Set aside some time to plan your week and days to make training the priority, not only for your physical benefit, but mentally too - Which is hugely important with the darker days.