Working out can be a bit of a chore, to say the least.
I always end up panicking four weeks before I go on holiday and end up smashing the gym four days a week and eating nothing but salad and water and never see much of a return. I can’t tell you how many times myself and my friends have done this holiday routine with all of us despising the gym and never returning because of our tainted memories.
If this is you, then I urge to you read on and discover how I ended up incorporating fitness and healthy living into my everyday life so I never had to panic-gym again.

1. Work Out a Schedule

Fitting the gym into everyday life can be the hardest part about going.
From getting up earlier in the morning to squeezing it in after work, if you’re busy, a mother or simply working hard it can make working out so much more complicated.
Just take five minutes and have a look at your schedule and see where you can fit something in just 2-3 day a week and I promise it will make all the difference.

2. Join Classes

I find motivating myself at the gym can be really tough, especially when I’m not really sure what certain things are.
See if your local gym offers classes or even inductions where you can discuss some of the equipment in the gym and ask for some advice from the PTs.

Depending on how good your gym is, you will have a choice of classes such as legs, bums and tums, abs, boxercise and HIIT at all times of the day offering you a varied workout.

3. Buy Yourself Some Snazzy New Year

It’s silly but sometimes a new outfit can give you a little bit of extra motivation. So head to your nearest sports store or have a look online and pick something that will make you feel good and confident.

It’s also really important to feel comfortable at the gym so if you are a bit self-conscious make sure you get something you feel happy in as this will affect how often you go and how you work out when there.

4. Set Goals

Personal goals are the perfect motivation for getting in shape and becoming fitter. Whether you have an event you’re looking forward to, want to move up a weight class within a set amount of time or are training for a half marathon, goals are a motivator you should embrace.

5. Give Yourself a Break

If you regularly go to the gym, eat relatively well and are active then you do not need to punish yourself! If you want a doughnut, have it, of you feel ill, skip the class. It’s all about balance so don’t work yourself so hard that you no longer enjoy working out.

So there you have some of my top tips for fitness and motivating yourself to workout.

It can be hard and some days really won’t want to head to the gym but its all about balance but most importantly making sure you enjoy your time there and seeing the changes.

Are you a fitness fanatic or do you despise the gym? Get in touch today with your top tips to share with me!