Getting Your Motivation Back
Winter is a tough time for staying fit. The dark mornings, cold nights and everything in between can cause you to put off getting out there for a workout. As spring approaches, its time to wake up from your winter hibernation and rediscover your passion for your sport.
Your reasons for not having the motivation might vary. Identifying why is important for you to make a change. Maybe its from stress at work, lack of sleep, poor diet or injury? Well getting back in the groove is actually an ideal way to fix all of these, so what are you waiting for? Whatever your reason, here’s a few tips and tricks to get your motivation back again.
Change it up
If you always stick to a particular route because its a perfect distance or close to home, ditch it. Rediscover the adventurous side of running or cycling and find a new route, the change of scenery could be exactly what you were looking for. Change up your routine too, maybe training in evenings after a long days work has contributed to your dip in motivation. Try getting out at lunch or in the mornings.
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A bit of retail therapy is always a sure fire way to get your motivation back, so treat yourself and buy some new kit for the new year. A new pair of runners can, quite literally, put a spring in your step. Out with the old and in with new as they say.
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Set yourself a new goal
If you’re a runner, and just do 5k twice a week in your local park to keep fit, set yourself a new challenge and aim for 10k, or a half marathon if your a 10k runner. Setting new targets and new challenges can give you the extra bit of motivation to get back out there and smash it.
Enter a race and put yourself to the test, Click here for races in Ireland to get involved in.
Try something new
Trying something new can often reinvigorate your passion for your own sport. Cross training is beneficial for any sport, and taking up yoga or joining a circuits class can give you the push up the hill you might need to rediscover your motivation to get back into whatever it is you do.
For idea’s on cross training, Click here
Join a club
Not always for everyone, but surrounding yourself with like minded, positive people can encourage you to pick up the stick by yourself again. As well as meeting new faces, clubs can vary up your route, encourage you to enter races and set you a new goal. If joining a club isn’t particularly for you, try grabbing a buddy to join you on your runs and workouts.
Whatever your reason for losing your motivation is, it is possible to get it back. Don’t give up altogether. Just remember why you took up the sport in the first place.