As the owner of CrossFit By Design I am always divided through winter

On one hand it’s tough because people drop off

But it’s boss to see the results who stick around when times get tough

So the question is… how do you become that dedicated person who sticks around?

Here are four habits you can put in place that will keep you on track with your training

1) The 5 second rule

In her book, Mel Robbins talks about how there is only one rule when it comes to success and productivity… you’re never going to feel like it

If you only did the things you don’t feel like doing, you’d have everything you ever wanted

It works like this

Next time you are in bed and the alarm is going off for you to hit the 6am class, count backwards from five and get out of bed

If any more time passes and you let your excuses come flooding in you will be lost

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2) Prepare

This one seems simple, and it is

Get your clothes ready the night before

Make the process of going to the gym so easy you don’t even have to think about it

If you are in the morning classes have your clothes layed out the night before along with a glass of water

Wake up, get dressed, drink water, go move

If you are in the night classes, make sure you have your bag packed and have your meals planned out for the day, everything you need to get you to the gym firing on all cylinders

Remember the 5 second rule, you are never going to feel like it.

Don’t put up any road blocks for yourself, make it easy


3) Hang out with other motivated people

You are the average of the five people you hang out with the most, so choose carefully

It is important to find a group of people that care about your development and notice when you don’t show up

Keeping you motivated to come in on days when you don’t feel like it is important

But you also want people you can have a laugh with and learn from well keep you coming in no mater how cold it is


4) Eat quality food

If you eat like crap, you will feel like crap, and voila! an excuse not to go to the gym

If you are unsure exactly what I mean by good food then hit up your coach

I won’t go into to much depth here but here is some quick advice

Eat meats and vegetables, nuts and seeds, some fruit, little starch, and NO sugar and you will be good to hook and ready to workout


Bonus tip)

Get started my friends

There is no such thing as the perfect time or the perfect conditions

Don’t let a little bit of cold weather rob you of your goals, you’re stronger than that