Hi friends! It’s been awhile since I did a fitness/health post. Like all people, I go through highs and lows in regards to my fitness and weight, and in the last many months I’ve been struggling to be consistent with my workout regimen. As I’ve seen my weight and energy fluctuate, I knew I had to make a change. So in the last few weeks, I’ve kicked things up again and thought I’d share a few tips that re-inspired me to get more physical!
1. Set the mood. It’s really hard to get excited about working out if it’s not part of your current routine. To help you get motivated, set the mood by changing into nice athletic clothes (I love this one by Athleta, but Target brand is also nice and affordable.) Cute tennis shoes are a must as well! I’ve had my Nike Frees for awhile and I love to see those bright colors on my feet :). Make sure to get a killer playlist going. I have a great list on Spotify called Dance Music that gets me pumped!
2. Break your habits. One of my reasons for not working out was because I was so used to going to a gym, but I no longer have a gym membership so I had to adjust to working out at home. I used to also have a lot more time to work out because I wasn’t as busy with work and the kids, so now I limit my workouts to 20-30 minutes, sometimes with kids climbing all over me, but I get it done! If you follow me on Pinterest, I have many workout routines saved that are easy to do at home without equipment.
3. Get in front of a mirror. Maybe it’s just me, but working out in front of a mirror can be motivational. It might be the sight of your muscles working, or the extra jiggle you want to get rid of, or the feeling that you’re not alone (by seeing your reflection), but it works.
(My “gym” set up at home, it’s pretty simple! Pablo uses this space as well)
4. Set a goal. Sometimes you need something fun to look forward to or a way to treat yourself to help you get motivated. Plan a mini tropical vacation (we just went to Puerto Rico), or maybe there’s a social event like a wedding you want to look great for! Even better, book a boudoir shoot with Susannah. At first, you may be working out just because you want to look good for the occasion, but the health benefits are so worth it. After a few weeks, you’ll actually want to work out because it’s become part of your routine.
5. Get accountable. If all else fails, you may need a workout buddy. Hit up your friends list and see who is available to meet up for workouts or scheduled runs. If that doesn’t pan out, it may be time to look into a fitness coach. When you pay for coaching, you value it more and you’ll be more likely to follow through! I would recommend FitNez who helped my hubby get into amazing shape (see progress pic). Inez (owner of FitNez) also coincidentally coached many of my brides in prep for their wedding day with great success!
Let me know your thoughts on this list, and feel free to share what motivates you!
P.S. Pic shown at top is my hubby because he clearly hasn’t been missing his workouts like I have! Plus, he’s cute and sexyyyy <3