As the weather slowly changes to have a bitter bite in it and your bed covers are more inviting than stepping into your workout clothes, it is time to dig for motivation to stay at it.
One thing to keep you going at your training in winter is to remember how far you have come and the goals you need to reach. If that is not enough, we have five tips to keep you going when the going gets tough.
Have an accountability partner
When you are the only one fighting your body's need to get into bed or have another cheat meal because no one is watching, it is easy for one day to turn into days where you do not stick to your schedule. Having an accountability partner and still adhering to the lockdown rules is all a matter of being able to call and check up on each other or do a joint video call workout session to keep you on track.
Preparation is your strength
Instead of planning on the day, try to do this a day before. Have a set goal of what you want to achieve during your session. Have your workout clothes laid out in a place that is easily accessible to make it easier to get into instead of looking for what to wear. It will get you in the right mindset to fight off the cold and keep your goal in mind. Turn up your music and get to it!
Switch up your routine
Staying creative when it comes to your workout schedule is one of the ways you can break out from a routine. Try something that you have always wanted to do, or you have been putting to keep you engaged in each session. Use objects such as sledgehammers or sandbags to alternate your normal weight training equipment.
Improve the major lifts and training
Winter is the perfect time to pace yourself to perfect lifts and core training that may be tricky during the warmer seasons where you tend to sweat more. Include bodyweight training, squat, presses, pull-ups, dips, push-ups. Remember to mix a combination of elements to make it interesting and also build your endurance.