Do you struggle sticking to your workouts, sis?
It's not always easy staying committed to your health and fitness goals, so here are some tips on how to stay accountable to your sweat sessions…
Grab A Workout BFF
Working out with your bestie is a great way to stay accountable to your goals. When there’s someone relying on you to your workout, you’re much more likely to do it.You’ll motivate and support each other through the sweat sesh!
Track Your Progress
Keeping tabs on your progress can help you move in the direction of your goals and assure you that you’re walking towards growth. By tracking your workouts, you can see proof of the progress you are making in other ways, helping you to check off a healthy habit every day. This will help you to visualize your progress toward your goal and can also help you maintain consistency with your new routine. 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.
Schedule Your Workouts
Set the day and time for each workout throughout the week. Think of it as a meeting with yourself. When something is on your schedule, you’re less likely to blow it off.
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.
It becomes a lot easier to exercise when you know there’s a reward at the end of it. Set your goals, smash them, and reward yourself. Think: new workout clothes, a massage, new fitness equipment, lunch with your bestie or your fave treat. Placing an incentive on the line, that you LOVE, will be even more motivating!
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.