I was asked this question recently : Do you have any advice for anyone who struggles to stay motivated?
Well, to start off I completely understand this, I too have my days as well. But I find what helps me is to schedule my own workouts by adding them to my appointment book. Its easy to allow other things to get in the way, but this is a form of self-care and I am (you are ) worth the time.
Hire a trainer/coach, knowing someone not only carved out the time for you in their day but the trainer is waiting to see at that time.
Another strategy is reminding myself how great I will feel after. Showing up for yourself will allow you to show up for others.
Let me know in the comments the strategies you use to stay motivated.
I always plan or write out my workouts for the week on a Sunday night. I have been doing this for many years now. This has kept me committed, accountable and focused. However, every once in a while I lack that the motivation to workout.
I am sharing this to let you know that yep we ( trainers) have those days as well. I completely understand the ” lack of motivation” or “the just not feeling it today” mood. I get it! I also know, that sometimes just pushing yourself a little (with in reason, obviously if you are sick then rest) and by committing to exercising for ten or thirty minutes that day your mind and body will thank you and, you will feel so much better.
These shorter sessions can be as simple as going for a walk or dancing in your living room. They don’t have to be anything fancy, the key is to move. Remember movement heals.
Let me know in the comments some of your tips to get your workout in when its “one of those days”.
We all get sidetracked from our health and fitness goals from time to time, because life just happens. As a fitness professional, I have been there and completely understand. But instead of beating myself up over it, I have chosen to get back on track.
Here are a few tips that has helped me to refocus:
Figuring out what caused me to drift away from my wellness plan. Was it vacation, injury, sickness or lack of planning.
Planning my workouts for the week.
Just start. It does not have to be a super hard work out, it can be as simple as going for a walk outside.
Implementing good habits daily, and this often starts with a healthy and fulfilling morning routine. Having a morning ritual sets you up for the day.
Reading and researching topics on health and fitness.
Having positive thoughts and remembering this is self-care.
Never give up.
What has helped you to bounce back and get back on track? Share in the comments below.
We have all had those days when we are either too tired to workout or lack motivation or just feel blah. Yes I have those days too but here are a few tips I use when I lack that motivation and just need a little “oomph”.
1. Get some Vitamin D, that is taking a walk outside whether its in your neighborhood or at the park. Inevitably the walk turns into a run and hello endorphins.
2. Turn up the music. Whatever will get you moving and dancing, for me its Reggae!
3. Commit to a 10 minute workout and I guarantee you will feel so good after 10 minutes you may want to do more, but if not no worries.
4. Foam roll and stretch your body. I know for me personally after doing this I feel so much better that I always end up doing some form of exercise after.
5. Take your pooch for a walk.
6. Go to the mall, whether an indoor mall or an outdoor one, this way you are still active .
Do you have any tips you would like to share when you feel like skipping your workout? Please do so in the comments.