Do you consider yourself as someone who will panic about all of those not-so-healthy-days come Summer?
Here are a few small things you can do to stay motivated all year round to ensure you’re always feeling your best!
#1 Set yourself a goal
Having something to work for or work towards is a really good place to start. Achievable goals such as running a half marathon, losing weight, gaining muscle, cooking more or doing 5 pull-ups in a row gives you a reason to keep going.
✓ TIP: Make yourself a little calendar or planner and check off when you train or work towards the goal.
#2 Treat yourself
I know I’m not the only person who finds new active wear and trainers massively motivating.
Buying yourself something new now means you’re likely to want to use it, and it therefore it’s very likely to make you want to workout.
✓ Alternatively, you could use it as a reward and buy yourself something after reaching a goal.
#3 Find yourself a buddy
Working out alone is great and all, but working out with a partner or in a group means you get more support to keep you motivated.
✓ It’s also more likely to make you stick to your schedule and less likely to skip a workout when you plan to workout with a friend.
#4 Log your workouts
Similar to working out with a buddy, when you log your workouts it holds you accountable, so you’re more likely to stick to your workouts.
Whether this is on an app like Map My Fitness, or simply on a calendar in your room, it helps you visualise your schedule.
✓ When it’s right there in front of you, you’re more likely to stick to it.
#5 Do something that you enjoy
It’s really important that you find a sport/exercise/class that you love. Why not try out
When you do a workout you enjoy, you’ll find that you actually want to do it again!
Take Home Message
It’s important to start thinking of training as part of everyday life, not just a short-term solution to get your bikini body.
By staying motivated to keep fit all year round you’ll find yourself with more energy and leading a healthier lifestyle.