Top Tips To Stay Motivated Over Christmas

With the winter days getting shorter, colder and darker, there’s nothing more we love to do than snuggle up on the sofa with a nice cuppa and our favourite boxset.

It’s always a chore to get yourself up and to the gym or out for a run, particularly when it’s still dark outside, but we all know how much better we feel after we’ve done it. Even after work, getting changed into your gym gear is less likely than meeting the Pope, so mio is here to help.

We’ve got 5 tips to help you stay motivated through the winter months and help run all those mince pies off and give you room for more.

Be prepared

You come home late from work, haven’t had your dinner, it’s dark outside and the thought of going through your wardrobe to pick out your gym gear just doesn’t quite have the same desired effect as the thought of curling up on the sofa.

So, packing your gym bag the night before and bringing it to work can help you get your butt into gear. Finish work and go straight to the gym so you don’t have the temptation of your TV and sofa right in front of you. Get that sweat on girl!

Heat it up

The last thing you want to do is start cooking your dinner after a workout session, but a girl’s gotta eat! So prep your food the night before and have it ready to heat up for when you get home. Then jump in a lovely hot shower, use mio Double Buff Exfoliator to help scrub away your dead skin cells and get smooth, gorgeous skin,, and then you can jump on the sofa and feel ten times less guilty for it.

Pre workout essentials

Whether you’re a cardio chick or a girl that lifts, you should get a pre-workout in you to boost your strength and metabolism. My favourite is the Myprotein Peach Tea. Drink this 10 minutes before finishing work and you’ll be raring to go, trust us!

Plan it

A lot of us underestimate the power of having an actual workout plan. You don’t want to turn up to your  gym already unmotivated and not have a clue what you want to do. You have to set yourself goals and therefore need a workout plan. Remember to re-evaluate your plan every 4 weeks and write down any achievements you’ve made. Take some pics every 4 weeks and watch your progress. We’re rooting for you!

Post-sweat skincare

Once you get in from your workout, turn on some meditative music, light some candles and have yourself a little pamper. After your shower, lather on some mio A Cream to nourish your skin and don’t forget to treat your muscles with the Workout Wonderball to prevent any muscle soreness the next day,

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