Put the cake down. No, put it down. It’s not worth it. The holiday season may be upon us, but that doesn’t mean that you should forgo all of your fitness resolutions and forget about your dreams of sculpting and maintaining a killer physique you will love and people will want to touch.
And while some don’t mind touching a bit of belly fat as well, it surely doesn’t feel as nice as a set of rock-hard abs. That’s why you mustn’t fall prey to sugary and fatty delights that are so popular during the winter season and instead find your guiding star that will lead you to the body of your dreams.
The road might not be easy at first, but lucky for you, here are the top five tricks to help you stay motivated and determined during the winter season.
Let others inspire you
Fitness motivation can be found anywhere if you look for it, especially in other people. But not the kind you would have imagined at first, no, you want to find your motivation in all of the people that haven’t stuck with their fitness goals and routines and who have gained tremendous amounts of weight they will spend the next few months trying to shed.
This doesn’t mean that you should relish in other’s misfortunes, but rather that you should take a long hard look at what you don’t want to become, and work hard on becoming and remaining a sexy beast. As for your close friends, try to help them ditch their unhealthy bulking habits and follow you down a healthier path.
Torture your friends
That said, taking your friends to the gym with you or to a nice cold run around the block could prove to be highly motivational during those dreary winter months. With everything around you being lazy and half-asleep all the time, you might need a boost of motivation your gang can provide by training together, encouraging each other, and lifting each other up when the weights get heavy.
Or when you simply don’t feel like moving your ass out of bed. So don’t despair, grab a friend and head to the gym.
Rock your style whenever you train
Mind you, the gym is not the only place where you can have a challenging workout when it’s cold, in fact, embracing the colder weather might inspire you to take your workouts outside and conquer new fitness goals. Besides, changing up your routine is always healthy for your mental and physical well-being.
Whatever you do, whether you train at the gym and hit the cardio outside afterwards, be sure to stay safe, warm, and flexible by wearing quality weightlifting clothes specifically designed to keep you dry, comfortable and most importantly, provide enough pressure to keep the blood flowing through your body. Remember, workout clothes are not only functional, but they are also designed to elevate your mood and self-esteem as well.
Update your playlist
There are some people who believe that music shouldn’t play a significant role in your training regime, and that if you need tunes to train, then you’re not serious enough about your fitness goals. Well, those people have obviously never reached a personal best themselves.
You need quality tunes to keep you zoned in and focused on the task at hand, and winter is the perfect time to update your workout playlist. There’s nothing more discouraging that walking into the gym and having nothing motivational to listen to, so make sure you discover some new music before your next training session.
Set the bar higher
Finally, one of the best ways to stay on top of your fitness game is to set the proverbial bar higher than ever before. Setting up new, challenging goals is highly motivational, if not frightening to a certain degree, and these new goals with help you push harder than ever before to make them come true.
Wintertime might feel like the most depressing time of the year for many people, a season that begs you to stay in bed and forget all about your hard-earned, healthy habits. Fortunately, by following these essential tips this winter, you will have no problems sticking to your routine, and sculpting the body of your dreams.
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Mia Taylor is a fashion and beauty enthusiast from Sydney and writer for www.highstylife.com. She loves writing about her life experiences. Traveling and enjoying other cultures and their food with her husband is a big part of her life. She is always on a lookout for new trends in fashion and beauty and considers herself an expert when it comes to lifestyle tips