How do you keep the motivation going?

 

English: YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 31, 2011) Tony ...

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You have decided to exercise and hit it at full speed, but now the enthusiasm is dwindling and now its work to keep your energy going. 

Let me start off by saying, “Don’t quit! You have made good choices and there are tricks to help.”

  1. Set realistic goals.  Don’t start a program when you’re new to fitness thinking that you’ll run a marathon in 3 months.
  2. Vary your workout program.  There are some workouts that have 15-20 min options (HIIT routines). These are short for days when it is hard to fit everything in.
  3. Visualize how you want to look when you have reached your goal.
  4. Schedule the workout.  Make this non-negotiable and stick to it.
  5. Find your “soul-mate” workout.  It’s one that you love and can fall back on when you don’t feel like doing anything.
  6. Allow yourself some rest breaks.  It really is ok to take one or two days off. This may actually refuel the engine and help you get back on track. The key is not going off the deep end nutritionally and getting back into the groove after your rest break.
  7. Find out why you’re not interested in working out.  Are you bored? Do you need some support or friends to work out with? Reach out to people who have the same goals and support each other.
  8. Limit distractions—do not work on your ipad while trying to do P90X.  You’ll lose focus and not give your best effort. Find a time of day when the kids aren’t running in and out of the room for things so that you can give your full attention to your workouts. This will help keep you focused and get you results.

 

If you need help with finding your “soul mate” workout or other tricks I’m here to help. Just send me a comment.

About anitakellam

Wife-Mom-Health Care Provider-Fitness Junky- Gluten/Dairy Free Foody, Aspiring Techno Geek My name Dr. Anita Kellam, DNP, FNP-C. I am a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and maintain a practice in rural Montana. When I was a kid I was a competitive swimmer and even swam at the master's level until I had my first child. I have spent the past 15 years pursuing my professional degrees, raising 3 children and devoting myself to my family. Over the years I saw the pounds slowly creeping up. Once I completed my doctoral degree I made the decision to improve my health and fitness. Beachbody has provided excellent tools that helped me turn my house into a gym. It has been an amazing resource to help me achieve my goals and I am addicted to the products. I would love to help others on their journey to be in the best shape of their lives no matter what age or fitness level. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or like me on my webpage www.anitakellam.com.

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