How do I stay motivated? This is a question that I get asked a lot.
Here’s the thing. Your motivation is like a muscle. And just like your physical muscles, you have to work on 1) building your motivation up and then 2) keeping it strong.
It’s so much more fun to be EXCITED about your fitness & wellness than relying on sheer discipline and willpower to see you through.
Feeling motivated also means you’re more likely to stick to your program and make real, significant progress. But … the tricky thing about motivation is that what works for you today might be different than what works for someone else … and also different than what works for you tomorrow.
This is why I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you surround yourself with different tools, tricks, and tactics that keep you pumped up and excited about all the changes you are making!
It’s also important that you actually USE them on a regular basis!
This can include:
- Popping into my fitness Facebook group for ongoing motivation and for building relationships with people who have similar goals (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1892503027729385/?ref=bookmarks
- Listening to Inspiring Podcasts
- Creating a playlist that fires you up
- Reading personal growth books (at LEAST one per month) :-)
- Watch Ted Talks, watch documentaries, and read about inspiring people.
- Start each day with motivational/inspiring messages
Another thing that works: having an accountability partner or coach. I know you've heard me say this before but I'm saying it again. They challenge you to be your best and call you out when you need it. They believe in you, and they help to keep you on-track (and vice versa) no matter what.
It’s the same with coaches, except with a coach, they will provide you with a proven plan for success. They already know what works and doesn’t, so there’s no guesswork involved, and they can help you get the results you’re looking for FASTER.
I’ve always believed that accountability is KEY to achieving the results you want and deserve.
Today is National Plan For Vacation Day!
I don't know anyone that doesn't like vacations. This is something my husband and I promised each other at the start of our marriage, that we would take a vacation each year. Sometimes it's a local staycation and sometimes we are traveling. My favorite vacation locations are the beach. If a beach is involved, I'm there. There is just something calming about water. Have you planned your vacation for this year? Where are you going and what are you doing?
Stay Fit! Stay Fabulous!