This post is a detour from what I wanted to write today because I didn’t finish thinking through my original idea. But since my fitness motivation has finally hit the level I was working out in last year, this post came easier to me. So, you’re getting fitness motivation from “I finally got my stuff back together Sam”!
Look for inspiration online
- Check out Pinterest, Instagram, fitness sites or friends for motivation; anything that will help you see what you can achieve if you work hard. Whenever you find your motivation disappearing, check them to help.
- Send yourself positive messages for motivation.
- Take pictures of your journey.
- Visually track your progress to motivate you further. Imagine what it feels like when you see your before and after results!
If you’ve completed your scheduled routine for the week, treat yourself to something. Go to a movie or buy new workout gear. I will find any excuse to go shopping!
Make yourself accountable
Once you get out of the “phase” stage of working out and into a “lifestyle” change approach, it’s much easier to keep it up. Exercise will feel like less a chore and become part of your routine, just like sleeping and eating. When you make fitness a priority, it becomes second nature and a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more often you do it, the faster results come, and when you see results, you’ll be more motivated.
What are some of your tips to turn workouts into a routine?