6 Ways to Stay Motivated on Your Fitness Journey
If only keeping up with your workouts was as easy as binge watching all 3 season of Insecure. Yet, getting yourself to the gym or out for a run can turn into a real chore. Plenty of times we feel less than motivated to hit the gym, work out and eat right.
Here are 6 ways to stay motivated on your fitness journey:
1. FIND YOUR "WHY"
There has to be a reason "why" you want to live a healthier lifestyle, so figure out what it is for YOU. Whatever your "why" is, be sure to love yourself exactly where you are at this moment and throughout the process of becoming a better version of YOU.
2. PREPARATION IS KEY
If you prepare your meals ahead of time for the week or even a for couple days, you'll have no reason or excuse to have those morning doughnuts in the break room. You're already set up for success!
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a weeks worth of lunches (or dinners depending on my shift) - 5 prepped meals to keep me sane and full throughout the work day. Prepping helps me from running around before work to try and create a balanced meal (and stops me from not bringing lunch all together - and trying to figure out something somewhat “healthy” to order for takeout... ). I rarely ever prep every meal - but I try to keep a bulk of cooked veggies and usually some sort of lean meat to heat up and add to whatever I decide to make when I’m not eating on the go. Preparation keeps me on track 😋 || #mealprep #foodisfuel #strongnotskinny #eats
3. DRINK WATER
As we all know, we NEED water to survive. It helps flush out toxins, clear skin, and it is essential to live. Limit or completely cut out sugary drinks (sodas, juices, etc.) DRINK MORE WATER. Its recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces daily.
4. THINK POSITIVE
Practice thinking positive thoughts. Write down positive affirmations about yourself daily. If you go into anything with a negative mindset, chances are the outcome won't be pleasant. Life is truly what you make it, so make sure that the glass is always half full!
5. HAVE FUN
Just have fun with it. No, seriously!! Don't be so caught up in being strict that changing your lifestyle feels like a chore. Do Workouts that you enjoy doing, don’t be afraid of messing up or looking stupid, eat things that you like, just be sure that they coincide with your goals.
6. ASK FOR HELP
Don’t be afraid to reach out to others for support or even encouragement. If you have a sense of community your more likely to stick to your goals together. Consider joining a fitness group at your job or neighborhood, an online support group or even creating a groupchat of friends with the same mindset.