Five ways to stay motivated
When it's cold (and dark) outside, motivation to exercise is
hard to find and being rugged up on the couch seems like a much
better option. But cold weather doesn't have to put a freeze
on your physical activity routine. Diabetes Queensland
exercise expert, exercise physiologist Kathryn Kirchner shares her
tips on staying motivated in the winter months.
- Set a goal - do you have a fun run or a
cycle challenge that is fast approaching? Write it on your calendar
and set clear realistic goals leading up to the main event.
- Find a workout buddy - it's tough to skip
that morning walk when you know your friend is waiting for you.
Don't be 'that' friend who doesn't show up!
- Change your perspective - shift your
thinking from 'I couldn't be bothered' to 'this is going to help me
reach my health and fitness goals'.
- Have fun - change your everyday
routine. Regularly change the scenery of your work out or try
a new sport or activity. It can work wonders.
- Go public - tell your friends, family and
colleagues of your plans for great motivation to follow