Losing Your New Years Fitness Motivation? Here Are 8 Ways to Stay Motivated
Resolutions are tricky. I tell myself every year I
So, here I am writing this article with the ultimate resolution: I
Yes, I’m terrified, scared, not looking forward to the hours of training I have to put in, and having some serious doubts right about now.
And I’m sure some of you can relate to how I’m
I’m putting my foot down. This year is MY year. It’s YOUR year. And guess what fam? We aren’t waiting until next year. It’s happening. Get ready!
So, I went looking for fitness inspiration. And I’m pulling you along with me. How can we stay motivated? Here are the 8 ways I found to keep on
1. Don’t be Scared to Switch it Up
Fitness is a lifestyle. But that doesn’t mean you have to rock at one particular thing. Or become a die-hard gym goer. Trust me - I’ve been there. It’s not fun nor particularly motivating. In fact - you might agree with me here - it gets SO boring.
So, what do you do? Mix it up. Plain and simple. How? Try different activities.
I’ve gone from emphasizing running, weightlifting, HIIT, group classes, solo training, spinning or cycling, barre classes, softball, floor hockey, yoga, to pilates and more… And now I’m back to spinning and running. I cycle through them. Why? Because I get bored and I need to keep it interesting. And if I don’t, I will become a self-proclaimed couch potato -
Plus, getting in shape or reaching certain fitness goals isn’t black and white. You define them. And you don’t have to pay up for it either. Try walking or investing one-time in a pair of snowshoes - and use those all winter.
2. Visualize How it Feels to Accomplish Your Goals
This is important. What will accomplishing that goal feel like? Picture it. Take it all in. Do this every. single.
You can even create a dream board or little reminders. It can provide that extra push when you need it the most.
And remember, celebrate all your wins - even the small ones. If you lost 1 out of the 10 pounds you’re aiming for, celebrate it! Go for that massage or buy those new shoes.
3. Schedule! Schedule! Schedule!
4. Remember, it’s a Lifestyle.
Make it a part of your life -
5. Rally the Troops
I’ve mentioned this before (and so have a million other fitness articles). But working out with a buddy really
6. Buy a New Outfit
Why not? If it motivates you to workout, do it. Get that new pair of leggings and that workout top you’ve been eyeing. Gear up! Use your next workout as an excuse to wear your new outfit.
7. Reward Yourself
This comes back to celebrating your wins. Reward yourself with food your body craves (and needs). Find new healthy and delicious food recipes. Or drop by that new smoothie place after your next workout.
Reward yourself via that massage you’ve been talking about. Or with that new outfit!
8. Plan to Fail
Don’t Give Up Yet!
All you have is right now. Use it. Remember, we’re in this together. And this year is YOUR year.
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