Yes the cold weather has definitely hit us here in Melbourne. With Autumn ending, and Winter just around the corner, have you all of a sudden felt that getting up to train is the harder than ever? Are you starting to lack motivation just because of the chilly weather? Well you’re not alone!
The absolute worst thing you could do is to call it quits and come back to training when you feel like it. Have you heard of that saying, ‘Summer bodies are made in Winter’? Well it is 100% true, and how do you expect to reach any of your fitness goals if you are only willing to put in 50%? You only get out what you put in, so it might be time re assess your goals and remember why you started training.
Some tips heading into Winter:
- Stay organised. Build a structure and plan when you’re going to train by booking into your classes a week or two in advance. This way you won’t forget and you can look forward to training with your training buddies!
- Measure progress. Check off your goals and CELEBRATE when you reach a milestone! This can be how may times you have worked out in the month, how many kms you have run in a week, or how much weight you are now able to lift!
- Be prepared. Exercising isn’t easy, but it is 100% rewarding. You WILL require motivation and diligence to keep you true to your workouts. Always pack your bag the night before so you have 0 excuses. For healthy eating, prepare your meals for the week on Sunday. This ensures that you are always able to bring a nutritious lunch and are not tempted to buy lunch out.
- Focus on your progress. Setting your goals and sticking to them is an essential part of establishing a fitness routine. Once you have had a good think about what you want to achieve, you can start working on reaching this milestone.