Spring is in the air & with that, I thought it would be a great idea to share some of my tips for staying motivated & consistent with my workout schedule:
- Plan & register for workouts on Sunday nights! Starting my week off with a workout schedule helps keep me accountable, gives me something to look forward to & keeps me structured.
- Don’t skip a Monday workout! When you start the week off with a sweat sesh, you’re more likely to be motivated to continue on the right track for the rest of the week. There’s nothing like a Monday sweat to boost your energy & mood after the weekend.
- Prep your workout clothes/gym bag the night before! When you wake up & they’re staring you in the eye, it’s harder to say “forget it”!
- Have a good breaky so that you feel energized & motivated to work out! Make sure you’re having protein, carbs, healthy fats & fibre to keep you full & boost your energy. If you feel tired & weak, you’re more likely to make excuses for why you won’t be able to get through it.
- Plan for workouts you actually love, are doable & you enjoy doing! When you’re passionate about something, you’re more likely to pursue it & make it part of your lifestyle.
- Wear clothes you feel comfy & good in! It can be a huge distraction & deterrent to feel uncomfortable in workout clothes & there’s no reason why you shouldn’t feel your best!
- Register at a gym that’s close to work or to home! When the gym is far, you’re more likely to make excuses after a long & tiring day. Workouts should be convenient, not burdensome.
- Find a trainer that genuinely cares about you, makes working out a blast, helps you track your progress & makes sure you’re keeping proper form & getting the most out of your workout! I’m literally the luckiest girl on the planet to have met Mindie Salonin. No idea what I’d do without her!
- Listen to your body! If you need a rest day, take it. If you feel you can go harder, crush 2 workouts that day!
- HAVE FUN! It’s important that working out becomes a part of your life that you actually look forward to as opposed to dread. When you dread something, it’s hard for it to become a habit.