Angel is a certified holistic nutritionist, yoga teacher, and lifestyle coach with over 20 years experience in women’s wellness space. She’s also the creator of Simply Defined Fitness and the Simplified Reset; a seven day guide to resetting your healthy journey – body & mind.
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Ever feel like your mojo is completely off and if you could only get out of your workout rut, all would be well in universe?
Fitness motivation can be a tricky thing. We all have times when we’re so motivated that it feels like nothing can get between our fitness goals and us. We can push a little harder during our workouts and have what seems like laser focus. But let’s be real, there are also those times when it feels like no matter how deeply we dig, or how much we try, we just can’t seem to get ourselves moving. And when we do, we’re counting down every minute on the clock until it’s over.
I know I’ve been there. And at some point we’ve all needed help getting out of a workout rut. That’s why I’m sharing 3 tips to help you push through the motivation lows break through even the longest workout rut.
Set the Right Goals
Whether you want to lose weight, improve your muscle tone or look good in your favorite pair of jeans, it’s important to focus on the behavior that’s going to help you get there instead of the end result. Focus on moving your body more and sitting less by committing to a certain number of workouts each week. Focus on eating real food more and junk food less by committing to starting each and every day with a healthy, balanced breakfast at home. Those are the things you can control and those are the things that create lasting lifestyle changes.
Build a Sweat Squad
The more people in your life who are aware of and support your fitness journey, the better. Sharing your fitness goals with family, friends and even co-workers can help keep you accountable and push you during times when it’s hard to push yourself. Try a weekly brisk walk with neighbors, a gym session with your BFF’s or a healthy recipe swap at the office to create a positive, fit-inspired squad around you because there is power in fitness numbers.
Reward Yourself Without Food
So, I know what you’re thinking. For most of us on the wellness wagon, rewards usually come in the form of our favorite edible treats. Creating a way to reward your hard work and fitness progress is a great day to stay motivated. But if you want to change your eating habits in the long run and shift your relationship with food, it’s important to think beyond food as a form of rewarding yourself. Instead, try splurging on things that help (not hurt) your progress like some new workout gear or a week at your favorite boutique fitness class.
There’ll always be ups and downs throughout your
fitness journey. The key is to focus on your goals, create a great support
system and celebrate small victories along the way.