Yes, December is here (already!) and that means one thing – Christmas! At MYGYM Bristol, we love the festive season, but we also see a dip in motivation.
We totally understand – the weather is getting colder, the naughty treats are more on the shop shelves and – let’s face it, the drinks are flowing! But, with this indulging comes a price – a price we are faced with at every new year…getting back in shape.
So, how can you stay motivated to work out over the christmas season? Here are 4 tips we know will help…
Get A Workout Partner
When you work out with a friend, it’s much more enjoyable. But, it also plays a key role in keeping you motivated and not skipping them important gym sessions. By having a gym partner, you want to stick with your routine more, because you don’t want to let your partner down.
Finding that right friend to work out with can be tough. If you don’t feel like you have anybody willing to sweat over Xmas, then simply attend our group sessions and you will find new friends there! This way you get the motivation and you meet new friends along the way!
Change Up Your Spotify Playlist
Whether it’s Spotify, Apple Music, or just a simple MP3 you use to power your workouts, music is important. It sounds crazy, but changing your playlist can help boost motivation tenfold.
After listening to the same playlist for 4 times a week, it can lose its effect. That special tune, which would motivate you to push through that final set, may not work anymore.
Spend an evening mixing it up with new songs and it will help make your sessions feel fresh. Do some research on Google for motivation music too. You might find a new banger!
Book a PT session
Personal Training sessions have many beneficial qualities and one of them is helping you keep on track. Think of this like the “Workout Buddy” tip – but on a whole new level!
If you thought letting a friend down, by bailing on your gym session, was painful – then just think how you’d feel bailing on your PT.
It adds motivation and it also helps you change up your workout path. No doubt your goals have changed since you began working out. A personal trainer will be able to help get you on the new path. It will work wonders to keeping you in great shape when the New Year comes around!
Book a Holiday
It’s arguably the biggest motivator – booking a holiday. As soon as the booking is confirmed, we all want to get in holiday shape. So, if you’re looking for a way to stay motivated over Christmas, then booking an early holiday for the beginning of the new year will definitely do it.
It doesn’t have to be anything major, just something that will help you stick with your goal. Plus, you get rewarded at the end. Even if you can’t afford to go now, do the research and plan something for later. Just something so you have a target.