I may be a fitness junkie, but the truth is, I don’t like being in the gym. I’ve always said I’m an “opportunist.” In fact, there’s a pair (or two) of running shoes in the back of my jeep, a kettle bell and my Spike Camp pack, loaded and ready to go at a moments notice.
For me training isn’t a chore, it’s a huge part of my sanity, happiness, positive outlook, and a healthy prospective is always what I want to teach my kids. However, it wasn’t always my go to- I’ve had to create it.
Here are my go-to tips on STAYING MOTIVATED.
- Make a plan- it can be as simple as writing your workouts down on a calendar, but PLAN AHEAD. If you don’t there will always be something else to do.
- Understand what you want to achieve and WHY- think about what you specifically want to achieve. What are your goals, and more importantly why do you want better?
- Be accountable- one of the easiest ways to stay consistent is to be accountable. Whether it is a training partner, a coach or your family tell someone your goals and celebrate your success with them.
- Track your progress- record your training, make note of your times, weights, etc. tracking your progress through notes, pictures or whatever is an awesome way to see the changes you’re making!
- Don’t get stuck in a rut- change it up, try something new, don’t get stuck with the same regime month after month. Change is important both physically and mentally.