We have all fallen into the bad habit of getting into a winter exercising rut. Its cold outside, there are tons of delicious feasts and foods, and it can be tempting to just turn up the heat, get a blanket, and binge watch the winter away. As tempting as that may sound, staying sedentary for long periods of time is bad for your body and your mental health. With that being said, finding the motivation to keep your exercise plan on track throughout the cold winter can be challenging. If you need some help setting a winter fitness plan that you can stick with, come into your local Five Seasons Family Sports Club today.
Set a Goal
2019 is here and that means that you have most likely have set a few New Year’s resolutions. The reality is that most New Year’s resolutions last a month or less as people lose motivation and distance themselves from their overarching goals. A good way to ensure that you stick with your goals is by setting smaller milestones that allow you to hold yourself accountable at smaller increments. If your overall goal for 2019 is to lose 20 pounds, you can break that larger goal into smaller subsections. Your goal for January should be to establish a regular and sustainable exercise routine. Figure out how many times a week you want to go to the gym that you will be able to regularly fit into your schedule and hold yourself to that.
Find a Workout Buddy
Holding yourself accountable can be one of the hardest aspects of sticking to your workout routine. If you are having difficulty getting to the gym and hitting your milestones, you might want to think about finding a workout buddy. Having a workout buddy provides a built-in accountability system. Your friends are much more likely to hold you accountable, and you will actively work to not let your friend down. You can also sign up for a session with one of our elite personal trainers. Our trainers will not only build a comprehensive workout plan for you but they will keep you motivated to come back to the gym.
Setting the Right Diet
There is no better way to keep your energy levels high throughout the year than by setting the right diet for the season. Eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetable will give you all the minerals and nutrients that your body needs to keep you feeling energized and ready to workout. Add in some lean protein like fish or white meat chicken to let your muscles rebuild and you will keep your body feeling ready to go.
We know how hard it can be to dig yourself out of the winter rut, but there is no reason to try to do it on your own. Let the expert staff and trainers at Five Seasons Family Sports Club help keep you healthy and motivated all winter long. Come in for a training session or a fun class today to see what sets Five Seasons apart from the pack!