Get Your Groove Back
“Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
What is it about motivation? I’m guessing you know you should eat healthy and hit the gym several times a week. I’m even guessing you know that fast food and too many carbs and alcohol will do the exact opposite of what you want for your body. I’m even 100% positive you believe that self-care will make you feel better, look better, and have a more positive outlook on life. But, here’s the conundrum, you’re unmotivated and in a rut. How do you get out when you’re feeling unmotivated? Here at Unite Fitness Retreat, motivation comes with the territory. When you have professionals cheering you on each day, you’re going to be motivated. When you have a PLAN, you’re going to find motivation easier, and when you are putting yourself first to make progress- Your motivation is at an all time high. But what can you do at home (right now), to get up and get moving? How can you put yourself first today?
4 Tips to Get your Motivation (Groove, Spunk, Mojo, 6 Pack, Energy, Confidence….)BACK
1. Find a New Fitness Pack
Join a supportive community. Become a member at a small boutique fitness studio, the camaraderie, laughs, high fives and words of encouragement from the bonds you’ll make are second to none. From yoga class to CrossFit to running or biking clubs to yoga. There’s a fitness squad for everyone. Find a workout that makes you feel good and surround yourself with people that help build your confidence as much as your strength.
2. Create Your Workout Schedule and Write it Down
When you write down your weekly schedule and goals on an actual piece of paper (no digital notes), and stick it to the frig, your mirror, desk, or wherever you’ll see it each day- You are more likely to make it a reality. Start with realistic SMART goals. If you set yourself up for failure from the beginning, you’ll give up. Be realistic with what you can make happen. For instance, my goal this week is to do Barr Class three times per week and yoga once. I will also take four evening walks after dinner with the family and dog. I feel motivated already! What can you make happen this week? Now go write it down.
3. Try and Workout In the Morning
If you’re a busy person, and I’m guessing you are…Waiting till after work or after dinner to workout, means you’re not going to get a workout in. If you can set your alarm for an hour or so early and get your workout in before work or caring for others, you’re MUCH more likely to make it happen!
4. Stay Committed
Being healthy isn’t a decision you make once — it’s one you make every single day. Recommitting to your goals is necessary to keep yourself on track. See if you can spend a few minutes each morning thinking about what you want to accomplish that day and how you’ll do it. Remind yourself of your goals and take some time to appreciate how far you’ve come in reaching them. Do whatever you can to remind yourself of your commitment to exercise.
5. Give Yourself a Reward
Yes, just like a toddler receiving a sticker for a job well done (It works!), give yourself a reward for sticking to it. For me, motivation happens almost instantly whenever I reward myself. It might be something small, like a cup of coffee at my favorite coffee shop, or something big, like new shoes! Set a weekly goal, then if you completed all your workouts- Treat yourself, heck, if a sticker works for a toddler, just think what new workout shoes will do for Mama.
Get Moving Mantras
I’m strong and getting stronger.
I’m going to feel amazing after I do this.
It’s not going to be easy, but it is going to be worth it.
The results will be great, but the journey is already even better.
No one can stop me from achieving my goals.
I have the power to change my life, and it starts right now.
Starting is the hardest part; it all gets better from there.