How To Keep Your Fitness Motivation Going During Lockdown
We believe that everyone can learn to change their mindset and find the motivation to smash their goals.
One of the most common barriers people say is that they can’t fit a workout into their busy lifestyle. This is the first thing that needs to change – the mindset, the belief that you can’t do it. Once you remove this limitation and tell yourself you can do it, you will succeed.
Today Is The Day
Wake up saying “Today I am going to start exercising” whether it’s one of our live 45 minute classes on our app, going for a walk or whatever form of exercise you want. The simple act of telling yourself you’re doing it and completing it is a massive sense of self-achievement. Each workout will motivate you for the rest of the week and you have more energy and will feel great for it.
Now that most of us are working from home, it’s more important than ever that we keep moving. Avoid sitting at your desk for too long, take small breaks at least every half an hour.
Get Some Fresh Air
Fresh air is great to clear the mind. Don’t use the cold weather as an excuse to get out and go for a walk.
Drink Plenty of Water
It’s important to ensure you are drinking enough water, a good way to manage your water intake is to keep 2 large bottles on your desk so you can track how much your drinking. Water is one of the easiest ways to reduce food consumption. When your water bottles are full they are also a great substitute for weights when exercising.
Make A Plan & Stick To It
A lot of people start January on a fitness kick and struggle to keep it going, with lockdown it can be even harder to keep it going. To avoid this, make a realistic fitness plan and stick to it. Creating a fitness routine will help you keep on track and make it a lot easier to stick to. If your plan isn’t working don’t give up, try adjusting it slightly.
Don’t Expect Results Overnight
Remember progress takes time, to keep motivated set little monthly targets, these small wins will make you feel great. Avoid the scales, instead focus on how your feeling after each workout, how much energy you have and how much stronger you are.
So set yourself a goal for tomorrow, and if your mind is giving you excuses not to do it, get it done and see how you feel afterwards. We promise it will be worth it!