If you’ve been indulging in a few unhealthy habits during COVID 19, now is the time to start planning your wellness plan, it probably means your fitness intentions have fallen by the wayside, however don’t be too hard on yourself. Spring is about seeking a fresh start, re-energizing, setting fitness goals and looking towards Summer.
Here are some Spring fitness tips to increase your motivation to workout this season. With Summer only around the corner, it’s never too late to get started.
Plan and Set your goal
Whether it’s to lose a couple of kilograms, or to complete a half marathon at the beginning of Summer, setting a fitness goal is important. Once you’ve defined your objective, you can put in place realistic steps to get there. Keep a record of your workouts and what you’re doing to achieve your goal. Set up calendar alerts or stick motivational reminders on your fridge.
New workout gear or just change your runners
It’s always good to swap out your training gear at the start of a new training regimen. A Spring friendly workout outfit not only gives you a psychological boost but can help your body warm up and cool down more effectively. At the very least, if your runners have seen better days, buy new running shoes from a specialty store and get your gait tested for the best shoes for you.
Start off slow
You may have done the odd workout in Winter, but it’s safe to say you probably need to start slowly to get back into shape. Schedule in exercise 3 to 4 times per week on alternate days. Remember if you go too hard at the start, means the more chance of injury. Be aware of any pain and always stretch before and after your workouts.
Workout with a friend
Working out with others is fun and can be a great way to stay motivated and stick to your fitness goals. A workout friend will hold not only you accountable because they might also be working towards something, and need your help to get there.
Change it up
Don’t get bored doing the same old exercise every day! Change it up a bit by trying out new classes or pieces of equipment. It doesn’t matter what exercises or activities you are doing it is more important to stick to your exercise schedule no matter how busy you are. During these times you don’t have to buy a piece of expensive piece of equipment, you can rent or improvise and be creative that way you will ensure you’re always keeping up with your fitness goals and maintaining interest!
There are lots of ways to reward yourself. No, I don’t mean stop off at the nearest cake shop and buy a cake or doughnut! There are lots of non-food rewards you can treat yourself with for meeting your fitness goal. From holidays to spa days, to massages, you’ll feel even more like working out if you know you’ve got a treat in store when you hit your fitness goal. However you may have to delay the holiday when we get over this COVID19 virus.
Stay in touch and let me know how you are going?
Enjoy your day.