As I sit here relaxing in front of the fire with the snow falling heavily outside, I thought it would be quite appropriate to talk about motivation. It is on days like this when we usually feel like staying indoors, skiving the gym and sipping on a yummy hot chocolate topped with whipped cream and marshmallows or something else incredibly unhealthy but undoubtably comforting on a day like this. So how do we stay motivated? Well, today I am going to share with you some of my tips for staying motivated when we feel like hibernating under the duvet instead of getting our butt into gear and heading to the gym. Lets go!
🔸Facebook, Twitter and Instagram🔸
Social Media is a great place to find motivation. I actually initially found inspiration to start this fitness journey from a facebook blog and this eventually inspired me to start my own blog! But seriously, if you are guilty of spending a lot of time on twitter, instagram etc then follow those fitness pages! That way, everytime you go onto twitter and see an inspirational quote or see that pic of the perfect body you want to achieve on instagram, you are certainly going to be encouraged to eat healthier and workout more!
🔹Blogs or YouTube videos 🔹
Following a persons fitness or health journey via a blog or a YouTube channel can most definately give you the motivation you need to start your own journey or continue down the one you are on. By following how someone else is doing on their journey, you can feel motivated to stay on track and continue yours. I definately know that this works and by writing this blog, I hope that I too help people to stay motivated by sharing my workout ideas and recipes.
🔸Reviewing your Personal Progress 🔸
It is important to record your own personal progress on a weekly or fortnightly basis so that you can keep track of how you are doing and to also help you decide what to change about your routine to improve results. I feel that by finding out you have lost so many inches or pounds in a month, you can instantly feel motivated and inspired to keep losing more! It is important that you take time to review your progress, see how far you have come and how far you wish to go (within reason of course!). Take the time to congratulate yourself on how well you have done on this journey as this will really help to keep you motivated to continue.
🔹Setting Personal Goals🔹
Another tip to staying motivated is to set goals. With no idea of what you want to achieve, it is harder to know how to get it and therefore harder to stay motivated. By setting yourself even the simplest of goals, you are giving yourself something to work towards, something to keep you on track and to encourage you to keep going! So set those goals and you will feel better when you achieve them!
🔸Keep a Diary / Journal or Blog 🔸
My final tip is to keep a diary or a blog like this. This way you can record your progress or share with others what you are doing! I started this blog because I wanted to share with others tips and tricks that help me! It most definately helps to be able to share with others as you feel you have to do something in order to share it with others! Also, by motivating others, you are, at the same time, motivating yourself. So why not start a blog or keep a diary to share your stories and motivation with which will keep you motivated.
So I hope that these tips are somewhat useful to you all. They really do work for me and so I thought it would be good to share with you and hopefully motivate you to continue with your personal goals!
Thanks for reading and remember to follow my new twitter : @BundleAmbition for daily tweets about my fitness journey and extra motivational tips!