Tis’ the season for Christmas puddings, advent chocolates and warm mugs of hot chocolate which sounds wonderful, we know..but one thing you’ve probably left behind when enjoying these things is your gym routine. As hard as it is we have the perfect tips to help you keep up the training and still enjoy all the treats Christmas brings, because its all about balance, right?
Do Your Workouts In The Morning
Though it sounds ridiculous trust us when we say heading to the gym in the morning to get a quick session in is much easier than going in the evening. so if you are someone who prefers going in the evening but has struggled recently try to head out in the morning. this way you’re able to get it done quickly and a bonus is that the gym is usually empty in the morning, and there’s nothing better than being the only person in the gym.
Schedule It In
If this isn’t something you do already we definitely recommend trying it if you’re lacing motivation. By jotting a quick note to say you’ve got your leg session on Thursday morning at 7:00 you’ll have no excuse to forget (and its a good excuse to buy nice stationary in our opinion). It acts as a constant reminder and means you wont accidentally plan something else at the same time so you won’t avoid going.
Take A Friend
A partner is great for keeping yourself accountable, so if you both go together you’re much less likely to avoid it if you know someone else is waiting for you. A personal trainer is great for the same reason but can be a little pricey.
Nope, that wasn’t a typo you read it right. Sometimes if you are lacking the motivation it its just best to simply not go (we’re not kidding). By forcing yourself to do something you don’t want to do you’re much less likely to enjoy it and whats the fun in doing something you don’t enjoy?
What do you think about going to the gym in these cold months, is it something you look forward to or something you avoid? A little break might not be a bad thing, after all, we can start again next year…
Love Curls & S x
‘The quieter you become, the more you can hear’ Ram Dass