Yep! we all get it, trying to stay motivated to exercise is super hard. Keeping a clean and balanced diet is even harder. Sometimes life takes over, work, kids get sick, social events, we get sick. The list is endless. One thing I have learnt in my journey though, is that if I don't workout and eat well my whole world crashes. I become very difficult to be around, moody, snappy, lethargic and just BLAH.
Exercise has so many benefits other than the physical ones like looking good naked and hitting those PB's (Although these are great!). Some of us workout because it is our therapy. It is so important that we take time out for ourselves and look after US. If we can't look after ourselves, how do we live? How to we look after our kids? do well in our careers? be a good wife or husband?
Exercising for just 30 minutes a day can make everything just that much better. Going for a walk, hitting a class up at your local gym, bike rides. There are so many amazing ways to move your body.
Some of my favorites are
- WOD (crossfit)
- 20 min HIIT session
- Walk along the beach with my family and PUP
- Soul Sessions - Yoga and strength training combined in the great outdoors (Check out my girlfriend here https://www.facebook.com/balanceandsoul.co/?fref=ts)
Here are some little tricks to get your BUTT into gear.....
1. CHANGE YOUR PERSPECTIVE
Shift your thinking from couch potato mentality to thinking like an athlete. This may sound like a big challenge, but it’s not as big a leap as you think.
2. SET A GOAL
There’s nothing more motivating than hitting a goal. Why not register for a fun run. That first 5K looming in bold letters on the calendar. Register early and commit to an exercise program that will get you in shape by race day.
3. SCHEDULE A REGULAR WORKOUT TIME
Some of the most committed exercisers do it every day before the sun comes up or late at night when the kids are in bed. Sit down with your weekly schedule and try to build in an hour each day to be good to your body.
4. THINK FUN AND VARIETY
By nature, humans need change and variety to stay motivated. We also need to have fun — even while we’re working hard. Do both!
5. REACH OUT TO OTHERS FOR SUPPORT
Even running after your kids at the park is a great way to keep moving and also have fun. If you need some help to motivate you to keep moving HIT ME UP. I can help you with some ideas on how to get a routine and get your body moving again.