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…
Remember your ‘why’
Why did you start your fitness journey? Why are you doing this? Reread your goals. Make them big, make them bold, and make them stand out! Set daily reminders on your phone, stick them to your mirror, keep reminding yourself why you started this journey and what it is you want to achieve. If you haven’t created your goals yet, there’s no better time than right now. Here’s how to set SMART fitness goals.
Grab your GF
What’s a better pick me up than your go-to girl? Having someone like your bestie to hold you accountable or join you for workouts could be the driving force you need. When there’s someone relying on you to your workout, you’re much more likely to do it
Mix things 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. Create a new bangin’ playlist to pump you up or try moving your workout to a different location - whether a different room in your home or outside at the local park or beach. Feeling burnt out from high-intensity workout all the time? Why not try a low-impact workout instead?
You’re part of the Sisterhood so you can always reach out to our BOD Coaches or even join in the chat over in our Facebook community. Hearing other women’s stories, seeing their transformations, and sharing your experiences with other BOD Babes can be a great motivator. Plus, you’ll have your own little cheer squad!
Reflect on 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.
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.