If you want to keep up with your fitness goals, challenges, and lifestyle, then motivation is necessary. It will not only get you to exercise, but it will keep you pushing through.
But we get it, gurl, we do. Sometimes we struggle to get through the never-ending push-ups, or even manage to start them at all.
But there are some quick and simple ways to help reignite your fitness flame. Here’s how to keep working out when you’re just not feeling it…
Have a support system
Whether you get your bestie to come to the gym with you or you reach out to your online cheer squad, support from others will realign your motivation and help hold you accountable. When there’s someone relying on you to your workout, you’re much more likely to do it.
Pump up the music
Music can have a huge effect on your workout. Choose some up-beat tunes that will get you in the zone and keep you there. Create a playlist that you can’t wait to blast out and becomes synonymous with having a bangin’ workout.
Change it up
Sometimes you can get stuck in a plateau because you’re sticking to the same workout routine or you’re not listening to what your body wants. Try mixing it up with new exercises or shorter yet intense sessions. Remember to listen to your body. If you don’t feel like working legs, then swap your split and train upper body instead. If you’re feeling burnt out then go for a walk or take a rest day.
Track your progress
Often we don't realise the progress we make until we take the time to reflect - so it’s important to track your progress and see how far you’ve come. Keeping tabs on your progress can help you move in the direction of your goals and assure you that you’re walking towards growth. Take progress photos every 2 weeks or keep an exercise diary and record which exercises you performed during each session, how well you performed, and how you felt when you were done. Reflecting on the photos and putting it on paper will boost your workout motivation level.
It becomes a lot easier to exercise when you know there’s a reward at the end of it. Make a deal with yourself that if you get through your workout then you’ll treat yourself later. Massages, new workout gear, a new book, or even a night away are great incentives to keep you pushing through.
Remember, it’s all worth it in the end! Keep pushing through - you’ll thank yourself later. If you need extra support, you can always reach out to THE BOD team on Instagram @thebod_ or THE BOD Support Group.