Five Motivators to Help You Work Out around the Holidays

So, in keeping with my 5 theme this month, I writing about 5 ways to keep motivated to work out during the holiday season.  It can get so busy around the holidays, but we are usually also taking in a lot more calories.  If you keep up with your workouts, those treats won’t add up.

1 – Put workout clothes in your car and go straight to the gym from work.  I know that if I sit down after work and start doing something, I will NOT work out.  If I am going to go to a class, I put my workout clothes in the car and go straight to the gym or studio.  If I am going to workout at home, I get home, put on my workout clothes and get right on the elliptical.

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2 – Join an online challenge or studio challenge.  I have seen many online challenges where you need to workout each day or do a certain exercise every day.  Personally, they keep me focused and I am pretty competitive so I want to complete the challenge.  Currently, my barre studio has a challenge of 15 classes in 31 days and you can win prizes.  That can also keep your eyes on the prize:)

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3 – Get a workout partner.  If you can find another like minded person who will go with you to workout, it can make it easier.  You won’t want to disappoint them and they won’t want to disappoint you so it will keep you going.  You can even agree to get coffee or go shopping after your workout so it will be healthy and social at the same time.

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4 – Get yourself some new workout clothes.  Who doesn’t love showing off a new outfit?  The same goes for new workout clothes.  You can find great deals on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other times before/during the holidays.  I got some workout capris on clearance and can’t wait to wear them to a class.

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5 – Sign up on the Pact App.  You can get the Pact app and sign up for a set amount of workouts a week.  You get paid for following through with the workouts you signed up for.  If you don’t workout, you have to pay the app.  I have been doing the Pact app since March 2014 and I have NEVER paid a dime, I’ve only made money.  I LOVE it.

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What motivates you to work out??

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