Yesterday definitely felt like the first day of fall to me! It was chilly enough to put on jeans and a sweatshirt for what felt like the first time in MD. The cooler air and the change of the seasons has given me more motivation than ever to do my workouts and eat right! So today I thought that I would share some of my tips and tricks for being and staying motivated.
- Get some new workout gear! I’ve recently started to exercise 6 days a week which meant that I was doing laundry every 2 days because I only had two full pairs of workout clothes. Not only was this time consuming but it also gave me an excuse not to workout when my clothes were not washed and ready to go. Plus, new workout clothing just makes you feel awesome and energized in my experience!
- Keep track! You can journal, use your planner, write it down on your computer etc. but I think this is super important to help you keep your goals in mind, why you are working out and how you’re doing. It’s very motivational to see that I’ve worked out 6 days in a row and increased the weight and/or reps!
- Try group fitness classes or workout with a friend! It is so much easier to not workout when the only person who knows you should be working out is you. I think that group classes can be scary when they’re new but will definitely push you and a little friendly competition never hurt anyone!
- Get a new playlist! I don’t know about you but music is a huge thing that energizes me. The difference between a good workout (especially cardio!) and a great one is often your playlist. Songs that I love and make me want to dance and keep going will help me go that extra mile (literally!). Spotify is a great tool for this since they now have a feature that plays music that matches your running tempo.
- Stock your fridge! It is so important to fuel your body after working out and chips don’t count! I find it so much easier to eat right when I have a fridge full of food and drinks that are great for me and provide the right nutrients for my body to recover and grow stronger.
What motivates you to workout? I’d love to hear from you.