Anyone else struggling to drag themselves out of bed during these chilly months. Here are some quick tips to help you stay motivated through winter!
1. ACCOUNTABILITY BUDDY!
Drag someone out with you! Everyone knows it much easier to make it out of bed when there is someone waiting for you!
2. KEEP YOUR CLOTHES NEXT TO YOUR BED!
Half the battle is avoiding getting cold in the process of getting out of bed! So keep that jumper in arms reach so you can throw it on and make it easier to get up! (Don't forget the old slippers too!)
3. USE THE TIMER ON THE HEATER!
I'll be honest! I'm not very good with technology BUT I have managed to work out how to use the timer on the heater. I set it for half an hour before I want to get up so it's nice and toasty!
4. TREAT YO SELF!
I don't know about you but I am FAR more motivated to exercise right after I've bought new active wear!! Go on! Treat yo self to a new jumper, a long sleeve or some tights! Get some new found motivation to head out into the cold sporting your new fancy active wear!!
5. REMEMBER YOUR WHY!
Exercise is my happy place and my stress relief. I try to focus on all the reason's why rolling back over in bed is a great idea! Rather than that it is cold and the sun isn't up yet!
6. THE POWER OF THE LUNCH SESH!
Recently I was struggling a little to get out of bed because it was dark and chilly! My friend suggested we do a night run! First of all this ticks the accountability buddy box. (WIN!) I'm very much a morning exercise person so I was a little apprehensive. It was much easier than I expected to change it up and go at night. Particularly when I was meeting up with someone. I have also been doing a power session on my lunch break, in the middle of the day when it's warm! Some times it's only 20mins but something is better than nothing!
7. SIGN UP!
Bridge to Brisbane is coming up! As is the Brisbane to GC ride and the Gold Coast Marathon! If you really want to go all out there is the Queenstown, NZ Running Festival in November. Find something to train for and create a plan. It's much easier to drag yourself out of bed in winter when you have a goal!
Good luck! Hopefully that gives you some ideas about how to drag yourself out of bed through these chilly months! Don't forget to rug up! We see alot of shoulder tightness at this time of year from people changing their posture to stay warm!! (Who would have thought!)
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