Motivation is the first thing to go in the winter months. Who wants to get out of their warm cosy bed and go exercise first thing in the morning or stay out an extra hour in the evening? You could be at home, getting in an extra episode of whatever show it is you’re addicted to right now, or prepping for that next big audition with a hot cuppa.
So how do we hold onto the motivation to keep fit in the cooler months?
Below are some pointers that help me keep the active wear, active!
1. DO IT IN THE MORNING.
I love to wake myself up with a great workout. I find it helps me to get prepped and focused, and allows me to handle whatever the day throws at me. Sometimes your great intentions can slide during the day, so when you get it done first thing in the morning, you have got nothing to worry about. So lay that gym gear out the night before, set the alarm, and start the day off right.
The hardest thing is to start…it’s easy to keep going…
As I write my first blog for you guys, this statement rings so true! I struggled to find an opening because my head is swirling with excitement, ideas, and, let’s be honest, more than a splash of fear.
You may feel exactly like this prior to an audition – delighted to have the opportunity, determined to be amazing, and terrified you will mess it up!
The connections and crossovers between acting and fitness are infinite. The benefits of a healthy strong body for an actor are invaluable. Just look at how free and grounded your voice becomes after smashing a workout complete with beautiful deep breaths.
Our bodies are our toolbox and should be treated as essential instruments.
NB: This is not about physical appearance. Yes, when we work out and treat our bodies with love and respect, we can get some pleasing results. What’s crucial though, is the functional aspect; how we as human beings intend to move and what we are capable of doing.