Sometimes getting motivated can seem to sit at the core of all life’s little problems.
Some days I’m bounding with energy ready to attack my workout, other days I’d rather lay in bed and watch Season 2 of Gossip Girl (again). In reality, there are some days where we just need that push, that fire in our heart to get us up and out and motivated to take on the world and to start out, we need to shift focus towards addressing our own mindsets. The initial purpose of this post is to focus on getting motivated to exercise, but you really can use these tips to motivate yourself in any area of your life.
Exercising is hard, but it’s more consistently rewarding than anything else I know. The feeling you get once you’ve had a good sweat, that feeling of accomplishment and hard work that just puts a smile on your face. Those moments of doubt that sometimes creep in and get us down, but instead of letting them consume you – take action and get up, get motivated and get moving.
Getting up at 5am to go for a run takes a whole lot of drive, energy and commitment – but we can all do it, it’s just how much YOU want it. We all want to excel, we all want to be the best that we can possibly be but sometimes you just need a little push to get you going. So I thought I would share some tips to get you up and moving so you can reach your goals and stay motivated on your way to achieving them.
Make sure you are working towards something, it makes it a whole lot easier and more rewarding. Make sure they are achievable but not too easy. Pick your major goal and create little wins along the way! Tracking goals is a great to keep you on track.
Do it – Get on Instagram and find inspiring women that just make you want to put your headphones in and SWEAT. They are out there! One way that gets me motivated is buying a new pair of sneakers or some workout wear (get the look below).
Here are some of my motivators. I love to get inspiration from Instagram fitness gurus and watch youtube instructional videos (below) – it really works!
Hold Yourself Accountable
Being able to take full responsibly for what you are doing is key, here’s some tips to keep it going:
- Write it down
- Tell someone what you want to achieve and that you will do it
- Make a Fitness Pact. Do it with someone else – Having a friend to get you motivated and to hold each other accountable will help push you both to actually do what you set out to do.
Accept That It Will Be Hard
Proven fact, hard work pays off. It’s going to take time, it’s going to hurt and you’re going to have days where you want to quit – but that is all part of the journey.
Decided Why You Want To Do It
Do you want to fit into that smaller size, are you working towards something like a race or do you want to just feel happier?.
Getting motivated and inspired is how I work towards my goals and how I get things done. Here’s one of my workouts to help get you started – and I’ve included a few extra’s I’m loving below! I would love to know some of your motivators and techniques.
Article by Mon – M.B Harper
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