Just do it.
January is most probably the most popular time for people to try and get back into, or start new fitness programmes. And it's quite easy to understand why. Not only is it the start of a New Year and a new chapter, we've all just had Christmas. And lets face it, who doesn't over-indulge and treat themselves at Christmas?
In the last few weeks, I've read a fair few 'how to get yourself back to the gym/into fitness' posts, and I guess there was just one thought constantly going through my mind that I wanted to get down. (I also had a few DM's following this photo I posted on Instagram over the weekend asking how I motivate myself, so I thought I'd pop my thoughts on here! Although, I am by no means a fitness expert of any kind. Probably should mention that too!) No matter how much new gym kit you buy yourself, how many fitness accounts you follow on Instagram, or how much you plan which classes you're going to attend, there's only one thing that can get you back to the gym or into a new fitness routine: you.
Self-motivation, particularly in the winter months, is HARD. No one wants to leave the comfort of their beds, to haul themselves to the gym in the cold and the wet. But what you get out of it most definitely makes it all worth while.
'It comes down to one simple thing: How bad do you want it?'
I guess I just wanted to write this post to say, if you want to get yourself to the gym. Do it. I've been there quite often, convincing myself that 'I'll go tomorrow.', and quite often 'tomorrow' never comes. The times when I really get into it, it's when I've just done it. No overthinking, no telling myself I'll treat myself if I do. I've just done it.
So, if you're currently thinking about it, just do it. And, as with anything, if you do it now, your future self will thank you for it. I promise!