How the KIC girls stay motivated when it’s dark and cold


It’s raining outside, the latest episode of your fave TV show has just been released and the couch is calling.

There’s no arguing it, winter can be HARD! So how do we manage to stay motivated?

These are our top tips…

1. Find a friend

Having someone by your side to hold you accountable and talk you out of those bad decisions can make all the difference. Plus, having a workout buddy gives you something else to look forward to at the gym (‘cause let’s be honest, the sound of the treadmill isn’t as interesting as hearing your bestie’s goss).

2. Mini goals

Break your goals up into little victories to help you stay motivated all season. We’re in this for the long haul so mini rewards throughout the colder months will keep you driven to keep going.

3. Sounds like a plan

A workout should only take 20 mins out of your day (if you’re hitting the gym, add travel time) which is why you need a plan. Write down what your workout is gonna consist of in advance ( we usually check our KIC program in the morning to see what’s on for the day ) and get in, get out.

No mulling over it at home (will I, won’t I?), no hanging out by the water fountain, and no fiddling around with a Spotify playlist. This will make working out far less daunting and keep you focused.

4. Be real

It’s so important to be real with yourself and manage your expectations. You’re not going to do hill sprints in a thunderstorm or stroll along the river in 50km winds. Plan your rest day around the weather forecast and give yourself a quick home workout option for emergencies. We love our 10 min KIC challenges for this.

5. Layers

Our best advice is to layer up. Investing in some warmer workout gear means you won’t feel so unmotivated to get moving. Chuck a comfy, oversized crew neck over your activewear, and look into purchasing a windbreaker jacket for walks or runs outside (it’s light you don’t overheat but it blocks the wind). Our cheeky tip: prewarm your workout clothes near the heater!

While we’re on the topic, check out why anti-charity is the new way to stick to your health and fitness resolutions. Also, why you need a 100-points system to smash your health goals.

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