If you’re going to work out in the morning, set your clothes out the night before so that you don’t have to do any thinking when you wake up, bonus points if you can sleep in half of your workout gear. You won’t have as many excuses if you’re all packed and ready to go first thing in the morning. Not a morning person, don’t worry about it! Schedule the workouts like you schedule meetings or drinks with friends, you wouldn’t bail on them so don’t bail on yourself!! Pack everything you need for the gym to make it during lunch or after work. Tip: try not to go home after work or school because you’re more likely to talk yourself out of a workout once you’re already home! Trust me, I’ve done it more times than I care to admit! This is part of the reason the gym is closer to my job then my house!
Set a goal//
This doesn’t mean a weight goal, unless that’s what your objective is. What I mean is setting a goal for the number of times you want to make it to a class or the gym in a week. Be realistic with yourself since overdoing it will only cause you to want to quit before you’ve even made it to February. If you’re an avid class taker, keep it up and maybe amp it up to one more class a week so that you feel like you’re improving. Having a fitness tracker is also a great way to stay motivated. My FitFlex is buzzing to let me know that I’ve hit my 10,000 step goal or even exceeded it. P.S. If you have a fitbit or fit flex connect with me! If you don’t have a tracking device no worries, you can use the Human or Health App to ensure you’re meeting your goals!
Switch it up//
Get a new outfit//
When all else fails new workout gear is always a great motivator. Something as little as feeling excited about what you’re wearing to the gym is enough to get you there! I read in this month's Shape that formfitting clothes make you feel like your muscles are stronger because you feel them moving more. Just one new workout top or sneakers that you obviously have to break in are the perfect reason to get moving! While this isn't necessarily part of my gym outfit, I did buy this water bottle and I love it! Also, just bought the Old Navy pants above since they were on mega sale!!