Feel like you’ve hit a brick wall with your workouts? Don’t worry, ladies, you’re not alone!
If you’re finding that your fitness motivation is beginning to slump, we want to remind you this is perfectly normal and we’re here to help. As always, we will continue to encourage you to do what’s right for you and to never let yourself be pressured by other people’s expectations. You’re amazing just the way you are!
However, we know that fitness is an important part of our community’s lives, not to mention that it’s also a great way to boost your wellbeing and regulate your sleep pattern, which is why we’ve rounded up our top tips to stay motivated and help keep you on track.
HOW TO KEEP MOTIVATED TO WORKOUT
Fitness should never be boring, it’s just a case of finding what excites you! Whether that’s listening to your favourite playlist on repeat or working out with your girls, elevate your workout with an element of fun.
In fact, it’s even been proven that having a training partner is one of the best ways to maintain your workout motivation. Besides, who better than your bestie to cheer you on and help you achieve your goals? Not forgetting, you can do the same for them too. It’s a win-win all round!
This may seem obvious, but if you’re struggling to motivate yourself to workout, we suggest that you change up your routine! Besides, there are a million and one ways you can keep your fitness schedule feeling fresh.
For example, why not switch up the running machine for a spin class or if you enjoy running, swap your regular route for a different one?
Keeping on top of your fitness is always easier when you actually enjoy your workouts, right girls?
That being said, it’s never a bad idea to set a routine to help you stay on top of your A-game. Fitness is an essential part of everybody’s lifestyle and should take the same priority as work, eating and any other important activity.
Try and get into the habit of working out at the same time, on the same days, as this will help you manage your schedule. Also, by doing this, it will become a regular part of what you do and feel less like a chore.
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We all know that there’s no better feeling than smashing your goals and proving to yourself that you can.
Ease yourself in by setting simple goals and gradually increasing the difficulty. It’s important to make your goals realistic and achievable because if you try to run before you can walk, girls, you’re only going to be inclined to give up.
So, whether you’re looking to beat your PB, build your strength or improve your stamina, do this in a way that feels right for you.
It’s only right that when you achieve your goals, you reward yourself for your hard work! It’s what you deserve! Besides, if you’ve known us for long enough, then you’ll know we love a treat from me, to me.
After each workout, take the time to truly acknowledge how exercising makes you feel and allow yourself to appreciate the positive effects it has on your mental health.
However, that’s not to say you can’t reward yourself with an actual treat, such as an indulgent snack, self-care session or all new AYBL (sorry not sorry!)
The key to staying motivated is to be patient with yourself. From time to time, it’s likely that working out will get shoved to the bottom of your priority list or, quite simply, you’ll find that you just can’t face exercising. It may sound ridiculous, but it's true!
It’s important at this point to respect your own boundaries and take some time away to allow your body and mind to recharge. After some much needed respite, you’ll feel much more energised and ready to tackle your workouts with confidence!
Don’t forget, ladies, that what you eat is also an important part of maintaining not just your workout motivation, but a healthy lifestyle too! When working out, you want to ensure your body is getting the right amount of nutrition to avoid becoming fatigued and putting yourself at risk of injury!
However you decide to take charge of your fitness, make sure you do it on your own terms. Remember, you are in control of your own destiny.