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5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Stay Fit this Year

  

During winter, when all you want to do is hibernate and stay indoors, do you often struggle to work towards your fitness goals as the new year rolls out? Here are a few easy ways to stay motivated and work towards an active lifestyle this coming year.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Stay Fit this Year - During winter, when all you want to do is hibernate and stay indoors, do you often struggle to work towards your fitness goals as the new year rolls out? Here are a few easy ways to stay motivated and work towards and active lifestyle this coming year. #ad #AlertGum

Fitness for me does not necessarily mean spending hours in the gym or dieting till I feel like crying. To me, it means making sure to live an active lifestyle and making healthy and mindful choices.

But when most of us are surrounded by winter, especially if it’s a brutally cold winter, it’s more tempting to stay indoors and tougher to stick to our fitness regime and goals.

Here are a few tips to help you to stay motivated and work towards your fitness goals for the coming year –

1. Get Cute Workout Gear

I don’t know about you, but whenever I wear cute workout clothes, I feel extra peppy and happy and look forward to my workout.

So whether you are simply going to lift weights or do a few push-ups at your home, or are planning to hit the gym, make it a point to wear something comfortable and cute that will make you feel good from the inside as well as the outside!

2. Journal it out

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In order to keep track of your fitness, writing down your daily exercise or workout routines will help you stay focused and motivated towards attaining your goals. If you’re someone who keeps physical planners, write down your daily or weekly fitness goals.

If planners are not your thing, and you rely on your laptop or phone for your daily or weekly tasks, create a separate section where you can track your fitness schedule.

What I’m trying to say is that keeping a regular track of your fitness routine is really important.

3. Take your Caffeine in your Pocket

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It’s no secret that caffeine helps you to stay alert and awake. Having a cup of coffee or tea definitely helps, especially when you are feeling sleepy or a little lethargic.

So what if I tell you that you can get a quick boost of caffeine with just a piece of gum?

Alert Caffeine Gum is a caffeinated chewing gum for adults and will give you a much-needed boost when you need it.

One piece of Alert is equal to half a cup of coffee. It comes in Mint or fruit flavors and the best part about it is that it is portable and easy to carry on the go.

I mostly work out in the evenings and have recently swapped my evening coffee with Alert Caffeine Gum. It’s easy for me to carry in my gym bag and have it on the go without having to make a cup of coffee to stay alert.

 

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4. Get an Accountability Partner

If it’s hard for you to keep up with your fitness goals, get an accountability partner and create goals together.

An accountability partner could be anyone – your sibling, your best friend, your spouse, your colleague or even your mom!

You could even find one in fitness dedicated Facebook or Instagram groups! As long as you help and encourage each other, it will help you stay motivated to work towards living an active lifestyle.

5. And Finally, Surround yourself with Positive Thoughts and Positive People

If you are constantly around people who complain about everything, you may start feeling demotivated as well.

It can be tough to stay away from such people, especially if they are your close friends or family – but honestly, you don’t need that kind of negativity around you.

Similarly, you can also set positive quotes and thoughts as your screen wallpaper. That way, every time you look at it, you can feel good and get a positive vibe from it.

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I hope some of these tips will help you to stay motivated and work towards your fitness goals. What are some of your goals for the new year?

Have you tried out Alert Caffeine Gum before? You can get them at your local Walmart or order them from Amazon for just $2.99.

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XOXO

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14 Comments

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    anroworld

    January 2, 2018

    Cute list, dear Shamira!

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    Rhonda Sittig

    January 2, 2018

    Hi Shamira– OK, I just read your title and thought– This is what I’m needing about now! I do have a couple walking friends and a yoga buddy to keep me accountable, but we’ve been off a couple weeks for Christmas– but my favorite idea of yours was to keep a journal of exercise!! I think writing it down would keep me at it and be very satisfying. thanks thanks! Happy 2018!! Hope this finds you well and looking forward to the year ahead… take care. xox

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      smilingnotes

      January 2, 2018

      Yes Rhonda… Jotting down in a journal or planner really does help and gives a sense of accomplishment and motivation for our fitness goals. And I think it’s awesome that you do yoga!! Hope 2018 brings you more happiness and success in all your endeavors. XoXo

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    Karen

    January 4, 2018

    Great ideas…we all need a little motivation no matter how good our intentions are. 🙂

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      smilingnotes

      January 4, 2018

      Thank you, Karen. A little motivation can go a long way 🙂

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    Ross Hunt

    January 6, 2018

    Being a postman is enough motivation for me to stay fit. It’s kind of cheating. I do 20,000+ steps just by going to work 😂

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      smilingnotes

      January 6, 2018

      Wow! 20000 steps! Now that is awesome!

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        Ross Hunt

        January 7, 2018

        That’s just an average, I can easily get up to 30/35k

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          smilingnotes

          January 7, 2018

          That is crazy! You really don’t need any other workout lol 😄

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    krissie colton

    January 11, 2018

    Caffine gum, such a neat idea

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    Vijay panara

    January 12, 2018

    nice tips thank you for 5 tips shear

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    Fabi Blogger

    January 22, 2018

    Cute workout gear is one of the ways I motivated myself this January! 🙂 That and a new playlist.
    I’ll be tweeting and pinning this. Greetings from the Inspire Me Monday linky!

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      smilingnotes

      January 22, 2018

      A great playlist is definitely something that everyone needs for a great workout! Thank you for sharing this post.

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