Monday, April 3, 2017

Tips To Stay Motivated






Photos: Trish Allison Photography | Lululemon Tank | Zella Leggings | Wrap is old, but love this one here | Lululemon Yoga Mat | Nikes

Do you ever lose motivation to get your sweat on? I've been there. But over time I've found what keeps me going, so I compiled a few tips that help me stay on track when I'm feeling unmotivated. 

1. Don't do sh*t you hate.
I can't tell you how many times I have done a workout program or diet because it's a fad, it's what all of my friends are doing, or it's what worked for someone else. Well, I've learned that everyone's bodies respond to things differently. So I'm not going to put myself through something that I absolutely hate, but my girlfriends love. Instead, I want to find what makes me happy and does good for my body. 

2. Don't get in to too much of a routine. 
Switch up your workouts. Find a few different workouts that you love. That way you'll never get stuck in a rut. I've found that when I do the same thing, at the same time, every single day, I get bored and quickly lose motivation. By having a few different workouts in my back pocket, it makes it easy to stay on track and get excited about fitness. 

3. Make it a lifestyle. 
I find myself choosing to be active all the time. Take the stairs, not the elevator. Park far away, not in the front spot. Take a walk over lunch, don't stay sitting down all day long. All of these little choices add up and make it easy to think of my health and well being with every choice that I need to make. 

4. Don't be too hard on yourself. 
I am still guilty of this and it's something I'm working on. I used to feel terrible about eating a piece of chocolate, or ordering a burger WITH the bun... But I've learned that the 80/20 rule is what you need to live by. You aren't perfect. You will never be perfect. If you want chocolate, eat the dang chocolate and don't regret it! Listen to your body, what it's craving and just don't overdo it.


8 comments

  1. These are great tips. I need to be better about mixing up my workouts though. Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers, J
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  2. Ah great tips! I totally abide by the don't do sht you hate! I used to do long runs and haaattee them and myself afterwards! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Julie |https://scorseofstyles.com/

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  3. Great tips!!
    Especially about making it a lifestyle and not doing something you don't like. That's when it becomes hard work and a burden because you're not enjoying it!
    Great blog and post.

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    -Josephine Elliott

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  4. These are great tips! Thanks for sharing!

    Emily
    http://www.withstyleandgrace.net/2017/04/instagram-roundup.html?m=1

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  5. These are great tips! Love how candid you are. And I really love those leggings. Keep it up girl!
    victoria | www.thesoutherntrunk.com

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  6. Such great tips! I'll be honest, I needed this... I have been in a slump, so this just motivated me to get back on track. Love it!

    Xx

    Margaret
    http://runwaywithrigney.com/

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  8. I love your tips! Staying positive can be hard sometimes, but your tips will definitely help!

    xoxo,
    Amy

    www.styleandsequins.com

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