How To Keep Up Your Workout Motivation In Winter

Even if you love fitness, it can be hard to keep on top of your workout motivation in winter. The start of winter is the festive season. 

The middle and end of winter are the long, slow grind until spring. 

It is, however, really important to keep on exercising over the winter (no matter how cold it gets). With that in mind, here are some tips to help with your motivation.

Treat yourself to some new gear

You could go for new workout clothes or a new piece of equipment (or both). The key point is to spend money on maintaining your fitness. If you ignore what you’ve bought then it becomes a pointless expense. If, however, you actually use it regularly, then it’s an investment and you’re getting a valuable return on it.

Winter could be the perfect time to take up a new fitness activity. Having a new challenge often helps to keep your mind engaged. This can help to boost your workout motivation. If you don’t fancy that, then see if you can find some new tunes for your workout. It’s amazing what a difference music can make to your mood.

Have a pre-workout routine

When it comes to working out in winter, the problem is often just finding the get up and go to get up and go. Once you actually get going you’re usually fine. The key to dealing with this is to have an effective pre-workout routine. As is generally the case, “Effective” means “one that works for you”.

For example, if you schedule your workouts in the morning, you might want to give yourself plenty of time to wake up. You might even want to listen to some upbeat music to get your energy going. By contrast, if you schedule your workouts for the evening, you might need time to clear your head before you can relax enough to work out.

Regardless of when you’re working out, you’ll need effective pre workout nutrition. Getting the right fuel inside you can go a long way towards making you feel like you’re ready to rumble. Remember that your post-workout nutrition matters too, although more from a health perspective than from a motivation perspective.

Get outside

It’s a cliche but it’s true. Fresh air really is good for you, even in winter. In fact, you could even say it’s especially good for you in winter. Winter is the time when indoors is the standard and you only go outdoors when there’s a reason. What’s more, when you are indoors, you probably have the doors and windows closed as much as you can.

Getting outside gets real fresh air into your lungs. It’s even better if you can get outside in the daytime and get some proper natural light as well. One of the good points about long winter nights is that it’s a lot easier to get out early enough to see the sunrise.

It may not be practical to do serious exercise outdoors in winter. That will depend on a lot of factors. 

You should, however, definitely be able to fit in some brisk walks for light cardio. These will also help to keep you warm!

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