Fitness Motivation Guide for 2020

Posted on: January 13, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage January 13, 2020

Many of us may agree that the holidays have caused us to slack off on our fitness routines. After all, those Christmas cookies were irresistible! But not to worry as we have created the perfect guide to help motivate you to fulfill your fitness New Year’s resolutions and get back into shape. 

This resourceful guide covers everything from the right workout gear and healthy meals to home-friendly workouts, you name it. Sometimes, making the smallest change in your workout routine can have a massive effect on your motivation. We hope this guide inspires you to break a sweat!


Part 1: Workout Gear

Having the right clothes and shoes for working out is a crucial part of fitness motivation. Did you know that different workouts require different gear? You want to make sure that you are dressed appropriately for whatever workout you wish to master. 


If you are a runner, then obviously you will need to have the best-quality shoes. Even if your workout does not require you to run that much, you still want to make sure your shoes match your workout to prevent potential injuries. Please click here to determine what type of shoe is right for you. 


Winter Workout Clothes

For outdoor workouts, you may not be able to wear shorts and a tank top like you did during the warmer months. Make sure you layer up! Here are some essential winter workout clothes to have:

  • A waterproof jacket to beat the snow
  • Cold weather gloves (you can buy touch-screen gloves nowadays!)
  • A beanie so you don’t freeze your ears off


Part 2: Post-Workout Meals 

You just finished that intense workout that you have been wanting to do for a while, and you have completely worn your muscles off! Now it is very important for you to replenish your body. After drinking a lot of water, you want to go for the right post-workout meal that will help you recover.


Foods High in Carbs and Protein

Your post-workout meals should always be full of carbs and protein that will refuel your body. We suggest going for a bowl of quinoa salad or fish. There are plenty of foods that contain a generous amount of carbs and protein. 


Replenishing Smoothies

Some people prefer drinking their carbs and protein just because it is easier. You can make a quick delicious smoothie right now using the fruits and vegetables in your home! Nowadays, kale smoothies are very popular as kale does not give your smoothie a very strong veggie taste while still making your smoothie a lot more healthy! 


Part 3: Workout at home!

Let’s be honest, many of us find it hard to get gym motivation and would much rather prefer a quick workout at home. Luckily, there are a number of good workout apps that guide you at home to get into the best shape possible, such as the 7-minute workout app. You can use this to your advantage or pre-determine what workouts you want to do and follow that routine. 


Quick Workouts

There are numerous workouts you can do using a yoga mat and dumbbells. Whether it is sit-ups or simple weight lifting, there is something for everyone. If you are feeling really motivated, you can even go for a more unique workout. Check out this link to see a list of 49 different bodyweight exercises that you can do at home. 


Make Space in Your Home

If you have the motivation to work-out at home, but cannot find a good spot to do so, you may want to look into self-storage. Please have a look at our Packing Tips page to learn how to pack different types of items correctly so you can make space in your home. It will definitely be worth it!


We hope our guide helped you determine what improvements to make to your workout routine or gave you some workout inspiration if you haven’t exercised for a while. Getting into shape can take some time, so it is vital to start right now. Stay motivated throughout the year and you will fulfill all of your New Year’s resolutions! 


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