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I am not always motivated either

I am just like YOU! I to have those days when I can’t motivate yourself to workout, and it all seems like more of a challenge than it usually is?

I’m too tired.

I’m hungry.

I just washed my hair.

It’s raining.

It’s getting dark outside.

I am sore

I have so much work to get done for work

This list goes on!

Building a sustainable life long habit is the hardest part of any a new and old routine, but once you’ve built a strong habit the benefits will show in no time which helps fuel your motivation to get through the tough days.

Here are 6 strategies that will help me and maybe will help you make it easier to motivate yourself to workout even if you’re lacking motivation.

#1: HAVE A PLAN It’s so important to know exactly what you’re going to be doing when you work out so that you’re not just wandering around without a plan. That’s one of the reasons people get so much from following an online group program like mine or a custom made personal training program. Having your whole work out planned for you means you can focus on your training and getting it done and not showing up and doing a bit of this and a bit of that not moving forward toward your goals. You’ll be surprised by how much having a plan can keep you motivated to workout. It removes motivation-sapping uncertainty and ensures you actually see motivation-boosting results. #2: DRESS FOR SUCCESS Remove the task of having to get changed into your workout clothes can really help you get to the gym or onto your workout mat at home. Put your workout gear on as early in the day as you can, you could even try getting into your gear first thing in the morning.

#3: MAKE IT SOCIAL Research shows that habits spread through our social networks and it’s no different for working out. Have you tried working out with a friend or family member? Having a friend to exercise with means you’re more likely to show up AND stick to your habit. If you’re a member of my program make sure you make use of the POSITIVE IMAGE FITNESS private Facebook group to motivate and support you. They’re such an incredible group of women! #4: PLAY YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC Listening to your favorite music is a great way of firing you up for a work out. Pick songs that make you feel incredible and motivate you to workout hard. Music has been proven to release endorphins and help you get those last few reps in without giving up.

#5: REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED Take a moment to think back to when you decided to set a fitness goal for yourself. You probably felt super determined and energized by the challenge and the adventure ahead. I bet you pictured what your life would look like once you reached your goal, right? The first steps you took towards that goal may have been quite simple, it’s the pushing through and carrying on that has become difficult. Going back to the beginning helps you focus on why you started in the first place, so take a deep breath and find that purpose.

#6: ESTABLISH A REWARD SYSTEM Sometimes you need a reward for all the effort and hard work you’re putting in, and that’s no problem! Think about what you could reward yourself with that will actively help you move closer towards achieving your goal. Maybe you have your eye on a pair of leggings or a new set of headphones. Try not to make it food related, but whatever it is make sure you reward yourself to help reinforce your motivation and excitement to workout. Remember, if you are unsure of anything, want advice or just to share your progress I’m only an email away. You can get in touch with me at cheryl@positiveimagefitness.ca and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


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Paying for a program & scheduling classes are big motivators for me! If I pay for a plan & book sessions , I WILL definitely show up vs working out on my own at home. This commitment works best for me!! 👍😊

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