HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR WORKOUT MOTIVATION
Whether you're a marathon runner, triathlete or new to exercise, everyone is bound to get stuck in an EXERCISE RUT. You'll skip a workout and blame it on a vacation, a nagging cold or a hectic workout schedule.
Here are some ways you can fuel the fire that keeps you moving forward toward you goals.
GET YOUR MIND ON BOARD
1. DETERMINE YOUR "WHY"
Before you start any new workout routine, ask yourself why you took a hiatus in the first place.
2. FIND MEANING
Aside from having stronger arms and dropping pant sizes, exercise has other amazing benefits. You feel more energized, have better body confidence as well as improved overall health. Ask yourself why do I workout?
3. SWITCH TO POSITIVE MODE
When you envision a goal, it becomes your reality. Identify your obstacles and come up with strategies on how to overcome them.
4. APPRECIATE YOUR BODY
The human body is pretty awe-inspiring. So don't limit your exercise expectations to the ones you can do or like.
5. QUIT THE NEGATIVE SELF-TALK
Chances are you're harder on yourself than anyone else in your life. Acknowledge that while you may have gone off course today, you will be better tomorrow.
6. AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA COMPARISONS
It's great to find inspiration on FB and Instagram, seeing photos and status updates can trigger unhealthy thoughts and comparisons.
7. FOCUS ON NON-SCALE VICTORIES
Watching the pounds drop on the scale is always rewarding, but there are other ways you can measure success. Whether it's glowing skin, feeling better in your jeans, these off the scale victories show just how far you have come.
BE PROUD OF YOU AND YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS!