When it comes to fitness, honesty is one of the most important things that everyone should master. Being honest (and realistic) with yourself, about your weight, your food, your cheat days (!), your goals and your capabilities is a great start to any workout routine. Nevertheless I know oh too well that starting isn’t the problem, but sticking with it. Therefore I wrote up this list of sources which have always helped me stay motivated while planning to get into shape.
Working out and eating healthy sometimes just doesn’t fit into your schedule? Or you simple forget to work out? I have personally used these excuses and many more. To get over it, just prepare properly. Lay out your gym clothes the day before so you can just hop into them and get going. When you make dinner, prepare food to last you 2 to 3 days so you won’t have the time pressure to cook every night after having a long day.
YOUTUBE VIDEOS & FITNESS APPS
For a good push in the right direction, start up a YouTube video or personal trainer app. As soon as you have someone telling you what to do and seeing other people work out you’ll want to join in automatically. I have tested about 8 fitness apps and found Fitstar to offer the biggest variety of free workouts and amazing programme options I could sign up to. The offer a personal trainer app and a yoga app.
If you have been following me, you might have noticed that I love Pinterest. It’s a big source of inspiration for me, especially in interior design, life hacks and of course work out motivation. Let it be quotes, photos, recipes or routines, I’m sure you’ll find something to get you off the couch!
Yes another social media platform. Instagram provides you with countless accounts featuring personal transformation, work out tips and healthy recipes. Just browse through some hashtags like #transformationtuesday, #noexcuses, or #fitspo. Seeing other people sticking with it, will keep you stay motivated.
All these transformations on Instagram and Pinterest are great right? But why would I care about someone I have never even met? Well if you’re like me and have a friend who just managed to lose 130 lb in the last year then keep reminding yourself of that person. If they can do it, so can you! And maybe you can even motivate each other?
Social media and apps often offer to join their communities. Purpose and activities in these communities are wide ranging, from simple online motivation, comparison and sharing of results to personal meet ups and work out sessions. There is something for everyone and it can definitely help you stay off that couch.
These days the world is filled with free resources, so before you head over to sign up to an expensive gym membership you’ll never use, try getting into a routine at home. Once you can stick to that routine the gym will offer great possibilities to take your fitness to the next level. I’d love to hear about your tips and tricks when it comes to motivation so comment below or send me an email :)