There’s no sense in following a fitness regimen you hate, so take some time to do a bit of wellness soul-searching first
“It’s so important that you really enjoy whatever workout or fitness class or exercise you’re doing because that’s when you’ll want to go do it again, that’s how you’ll build consistency, and that’s when exercise becomes a part of your lifestyle. Motivation just comes easy at that point.”
- Have a strong ‘why.’ Plain and simple- what is your reason for working out? What results do you envision? Do you want to improve your appearance, feel healthier, be better at a sport, or another reason?
- Consistency is key
- Visualize your success
- Avoid Social Media Comparisons
- Treat Yourself
- Pump up the jams
- Follow the 10 minute rule.The hardest part about exercising is starting, and the easiest way to get started is to commit to less up front. This approach makes taking that first step less daunting. If you’re 10 minutes in and want to stop, you can, but the momentum and good feelings usually take over, and you end up following through.
- Partner up or join a gym. There are many benefits to working out with friends or taking group classes. Our FITLAB classes provide built-in accountability, friendly competition to keep you on your toes, and some social stimulation to make time fly by.
- Fuel your fitness with good food. The more you exercise, the more you’ll want to eat well – and vice versa. We always have avocados, spinach, smoked salmon and Greek yogurt in my fridge so when I’m hungry I eat well.
- Have a PT session from time to time. Personal training sessions can do wonders for your fitness journey. Even just one every few weeks will give you a motivation boost, teach you ways to mix up your workout and ensure your technique is correct.
- Focus on how exercising makes you feel, rather than look. If you’re only working out for aesthetics, it can be disheartening when changes to your body don’t come as quickly as you might like. But if you’re doing it sensibly, it should take time. That’s the only way it’ll be sustainable.
Do what makes you feel good and looking good can come with that. Don’t work out to punish yourself, do it to challenge your body and thank it after for what it’s done for you.”