New Year, Same You
There’s no greater feat than climbing out of bed in the morning. No matter what day of the week, finding the inner strength to leave your comfort cocoon and brave the great (and nonetheless cold) outdoors has us wishing for the evening to arrive again before the day has even started. But with that ‘new year new me’ mantra on loop in our fuzzy winter brains, we’re finding the motivation to kick start, or continue, a leisure-fuelled lifestyle. Grab your gym bag and your girl squad, here’s how we plan to stay motivated in the new year.
REFRESH YOUR WARDROBE
How does the phrase go? Summer bodies are made in the winter… It’s a little easier said than done, and as we sit with the memories of seasonal buffets in our minds (and on our hips…), that initial boost to get going can prove tricky. So to get ourselves in gear and ‘up’ the sweatitude, our top tip for welcoming a workout, is a wardrobe refresh. There’s nothing like that new gym kit feeling; whether it’s a fresh pair of trainers, or a beaut yoga mat, trying out new purchases is as fun in the gym as it is at the shopping mall (we promise!) Psst, we’ve got everything you could need for a successful session in store right now!
KEEP IT FUN
As the workday crawls to a close, it’s a struggle to reach for your gym bag. In order to avoid the call of the couch and stay active in 2017, we’re teaming up with our own workout partners (the gals) for group fitness sessions. Ignore the stereotype of hitting up the treadmill only to catch up on the gossip, so long as you’re wearing your workout gear, feel free to keep moving whichever muscles you wish (mouth included). It’s all about feeling good, and if sessions with the squad encourage that, then hit them up!
Exercise mat €9, headphones €12, water bottle €3
TRACK YOUR SUCCESS
What good is pushing your limits without celebrating the successes? It’s so important to note any and every achievement in the present, to keep you focussed on the future. If a marathon is on the horizon, and you’re yet to race 3 miles, don’t sweat it (ahem), push yourself 10 paces further each day and take note of it. Cycled to work today? Write it down! On those ‘slump’ days, look back at how far you’ve come already to continue pushing on. When it comes to celebrating, we fully condone cheat treats. Peanut butter brownie fell into your mouth? Accidents happen…
Above all else, our mantra for the new year is healthy body, healthy mind, working in equal measures to make 2017 the best year yet. Remember why you started, and maintain that mind set as the cold weather continues and the sofa seduction intensifies. It’s all about having fun, feeling fresh and taking on the new year with serious sass. January, come and get us!