Summers a comin’… WOOHOO!!!
I think we all can agree this winter has been COLD…. and when it is so cold outside, it is so hard to get yourself motivated to get into the gym. Trust me, I love training but even I have found it hard to get out off the couch (wrapped in blankets of course) and get myself to moving. However, the longer days are already here and the warmer months are coming so if you haven’t done it already, now is the time to get off the couch, shake off the covers and get your body moving.
So how does one do this you might ask?!?….
Well if you follow these 4 easy steps you’ll be back into training before you know it!!
Step 1: Set yourself some new goals
Anyone that knows me, knows that I am super goal orientated. It doesn’t matter how big or how small the goal it all that matters is that you set it and you let people know about it. If your new to this whole goal setting thing I would probably suggest you start small like;
- Make it to 3 training sessions every week for a month, or
- Do one outside run once a week
Then once you start smashing those goals… go BIGGER like;
- Make it to 5 training sessions for 3 months
- Increase my Olympic lifts by 5% in 3 months
- Get a bar muscle up in 3 months
You honestly don’t need to set lots of goals, nor do you have to make them super complicated. Just having something written down on paper that you want to achieve will really help get you moving!
Step 2: Find a training buddy that will keep you accountable
A good training buddy is a must when your trying to boost your motivation, whether it be someone that is already training that inspires you or you get your friend moving so you can inspire them (plus the added bonus is once they start training they will get totally hooked and you can just catch a ride on their motivation wave). Whatever you choose having a training buddy with you while you sweat out an intense session, in a crazy way makes the session that much more bearable and lets face it fun! Share your goals with your training buddy and help them set some for themselves so you can both, keep each other accountable as well as, help each other achieve your goals.
Step 3: Map out your new routine
So now you have your goals set and a training buddy ready to go, now is the time to map out with the sessions you both are going to smash. If you love a good excel spreadsheet then maybe put together a little excel time table or just jot your training times in your calendar with reminders so you have no excuse but to come in a sweat out a session. Its also good to figure out when you feel most energised to train… are you a morning person?? Or are you an evening person?? I know this sounds random but knowing what time in the day you like to train really helps you maintain your training and your motivation.
Step 4: Do something outside at least once a week
The days are getting warmer and after a cold winter there is nothing better than feeling that warm sun on your body. So once a week get outside, go for a walk, kick a ball around or get wet either at a pool or in the luscious ocean. Use it as an active recovery day… maybe with your training buddy and/or just as a way to get you out of the house, office, gym. We tend to spend so much time indoors during winter that you really do start to feel like a bit of a hermit, so whenever you can get outside and let the sun warm you from the inside.
These 4 steps are my go to when I’m feeling unmotivated and wanting to get myself back into training and trust me they work. If you need help setting some goals then please do not hesitate to contact me and we will arrange a goal setting session.
Thanks for reading and as always enjoy the journey 🙂