Fitness Motivation

When winter hits and the cold weather sits in, how do I find the motivation to workout? There can be a lot of factors influencing your discipline of daily movement, but here are some of the ways I continue to find motivation in the snowy weather!

 1. Accountability: there’s nothing like committing to a workout with a friend. Neither of you wants to bail on the other, so there’s increased pressure to show up ready to work hard!  2. Plan Ahead: the night before, I always know when I’m going to workout and what I’m going to wear. If I plan my workout the night before, I usually have a lot more motivation than the morning of. This helps me stick to a plan rather than not working hard just because it’s early in the morning.  3. Work out in the morning! The longer you let your day drag on without working out, chances are the less likely you will be to accomplish your workout goals. Studies have consistently shown that our will power is highest in the morning!  4. Take group fitness classes. Taking a class takes the pressure off you to plan something and can often push you harder and further than you’d ever want to go on your own!  5. Put your alarm clock outside of your bedroom. Having to physically get up to turn off my alarm clock makes it much more likely that I will stay up rather than just quickly turn off my alarm and doze back off.

1. Accountability: there’s nothing like committing to a workout with a friend. Neither of you wants to bail on the other, so there’s increased pressure to show up ready to work hard!

2. Plan Ahead: the night before, I always know when I’m going to workout and what I’m going to wear. If I plan my workout the night before, I usually have a lot more motivation than the morning of. This helps me stick to a plan rather than not working hard just because it’s early in the morning.

3. Work out in the morning! The longer you let your day drag on without working out, chances are the less likely you will be to accomplish your workout goals. Studies have consistently shown that our will power is highest in the morning!

4. Take group fitness classes. Taking a class takes the pressure off you to plan something and can often push you harder and further than you’d ever want to go on your own!

5. Put your alarm clock outside of your bedroom. Having to physically get up to turn off my alarm clock makes it much more likely that I will stay up rather than just quickly turn off my alarm and doze back off.

 There are definitely days I choose to rest my body instead of getting up early to workout, but these are generally the rules I live by that help me stay motivated and fit during the cold, dark, and snowy winter months. I hope you found them helpful too!

There are definitely days I choose to rest my body instead of getting up early to workout, but these are generally the rules I live by that help me stay motivated and fit during the cold, dark, and snowy winter months. I hope you found them helpful too!