It has been a while! I have been so busy lately it isn’t even funny! Between vacation, working out, extra duties at work, and my shop orders I have had NO time for blogging:( That should change this next week though, I have a little bit of extra time and I plan to make some room for my blog:)
Today’s topic is one that I have struggled with for years. Motivation. Specifically getting the motivation to work out. Since high school I have been that girl who works out in excess for a few months, then stops for a few months…then works out…then stops. You get the picture. Usually my initial motivation to work out is weight gain or an upcoming event, then once that weight is gone or the event is over with, I lose any and all motivation again. I have been doing super well with my exercise and healthy eating journey so far this year and have so far lost 20lbs (yay!), but that doesn’t mean that I don’t still struggle with motivation. I’m going to talk about a few different things that have been great motivation for me this year and hopefully they can help you too!
1. Group Fitness: Having an instructor and classmates who will get on your case if you aren’t coming is one of the biggest motivators for me. I found this out when I joined my first bootcamp last summer. If I had someone to hold me accountable I was MUCH more likely to get my butt going. Heading to the gym by myself has always ended in failure to me, but with boot camps, I have been working out pretty consistently since last summer:) Yay me!
2. Babies: This will sound really dumb to all the men out there (whom I’m pretty sure don’t read my blog, lol), but having a family within the next 5 years is a huge motivator for me. I want to be as healthy as I can possibly be when that time comes, not just for me but for my future babies as well. If I am healthy and active, chances are, they will be too:) I also want to look smokin’ BEFORE I get preggo so that I will continue to be healthy during and after. It’s much easier to bounce back when you’re already in shape! Not to mention, giving birth is hard on your body and you are much more prepared for it when you are in shape!
3. Cute Work Out Gear: Yes, it’s sad, but I am a girl and clothes are a great motivation for me! Wearing cute clothes while I go exercise makes me happy. Giving myself a goal that ends with new work out clothes also makes me happy. Really, it’s a win win…I work out and I look cute, and after a while of exercise I look even cuter. I have really fallen in love with printed work out leggings and shorts lately! Some of my favorites are these Albion Fit floral and stripes leggings and these RBX Active camo leggings. I’m not going to lie, I love them all so much I sometimes wear them as regular leggings when I’m not at the gym. Remember, this is a no judgement zone! Lol!