Seven Tips for Staying Motivated to Workout during Holidays

Seven Tips for Staying Motivated to Workout during Holidays

Rachel -

Have you started a fitness program and then quit? If your answer is yes, then you are not alone. Many people start a fitness program, but they may stop when they are bored, they don't like it or the results come too slowly.

It will be harder to stick to your daily routine during the holidays. As the weather gets colder, you may be reluctant to go for a morning jog, or it may be difficult for you to find indoor activities that you like. Family gatherings may interrupt your daily life, and travel may keep you away from home fitness equipment. Not to mention the rich holiday meals that may make you feel tired and full.

Don't let yourself fall into the trough of exercise! Exercise will make you feel energetic and full of energy. Try these six tips to keep yourself on track this holiday season.

1. Pick Power Tunes

Music can shape our emotions and keep us in the right state of mind. Studies have shown that music produces an emotional response in our body. Not only can it elevate our emotions, but it can also affect our view of the world Let music be your motivational tool. You need to find songs that make you feel energetic and powerful. What is your national anthem? What song have you always liked? Is there a song that you want to dance when you listen to it? Once you find the playlist, you are ready to receive everything that exercise brings.

2. Workout with a Friend

If your partner makes healthy life choices, you are also more likely to make those choices. If your partner is active, you may become more active in turn. However, you don't need important other people to benefit from the power of partnership!

Other people will help you stay responsible and try new things. If your friends expect you to come to the gym or ask you to run, you won’t want to skip exercise. With friends around, trying exercise classes or using new machines in the gym may feel less daunting.

3. Make a Schedule

Making plans and exercise plans in advance will make it more difficult to find excuses when the time comes. If you are ready, you are more likely to complete it. Check your schedule and write down when you can participate in exercise.

4. Put it on Paper

Write down your goals. Seeing the benefits of regular exercise and writing your goals on paper may help you stay motivated.

You may also find it helpful to keep an exercise diary. Record what you did during each exercise, how long you exercised, and how you felt afterwards. Recording your efforts and tracking your progress can help you work towards your goals and remind you that you are making progress.

5. Reward Yourself

After each workout, take a few minutes to savor the beautiful feelings that the workout brings to you. This internal reward can help you make a long-term commitment to regular exercise. External rewards can also help. When you reach your goal of greater distance, please enjoy a new pair of walking shoes or new tunes to reward yourself while exercising.

6. Try New Workouts

Sometimes what we need is a change in rhythm. Doing the same exercise over and over can cause boredom and hinder your progress. When you start to be afraid of daily exercise, take some time to do another activity. If you always work out in the gym at home, you might want to go for a run one day instead of staying indoors. Changing your daily routine can keep your exercise excited.

7. Give Yourself Times to See Results

Sticking to your fitness plan will give you the results you want. Unfortunately, the result will not happen overnight. Like all good things, physical results take time. You may not see the results for several months. Don't be afraid to start small, and then gradually move on to more complex and intense exercises. The physical results may be very satisfying, but exercise also depends on how you feel. Be compassionate and relax with yourself!