It’s getting colder and we are losing the light, which doesn’t help the motivation levels for training over winter 🙁 But if you’re tempted to hit the off button in the morning, remember this – staying motivated this winter requires a change to only one thing: your mindset. Yes, the conditions encourage eating more and doing less, but the foundation of motivation is based on two things. The first is having a goal or target to aim for. The second is clearly understanding the positive effects your actions will have on your life. Connect with these two forces and you will always be inspired.
Focus on the benefits
Trust me I know the gravitational pull of the bed is very strong at 6am, especially when it is cold and dark outside. That’s why you need to remind yourself of the benefits exercise brings you. You want to manage your stress levels, have an abundance of energy and feel good about yourself rather than falling asleep at your desk, feeling overwhelmed and overweight. So get a piece of paper and write down all the ways exercise adds to the quality of your life. Stick it on the fridge, along with your photo, and read it regularly, particularly when you are feeling flat.