Sunday, 8 February 2015

Staying Motivated When Working Out

I am defiantly one of those guilty people who procrastinate and loose concentration quite easily which can lead me to become lazy and unmotivated. Then I will be randomly listening to some music or see some posts on my Instagram feed and I will get this bubbly exciting feeling in my stomach and become motivated again. That is when I realised it only takes a few simple triggers to get my motivation back. So I thought I would share with you some of the things which keep me motivated when I am feeling a little worse for wear and hopefully help you guys too! 

Setting Realistic Timings

I know that I am not always in the mood to work out and as my Fiancee is a chef his days off change every week so my training times also change weekly. If I said I was going to train 5 days a week I know I wouldn't be able to keep up with this. So I have said to myself I will train a minimum twice a week. This fits in with my schedule and I will feel good when I have hit my targets. If I set a goal of training 5 times a week and then miss a few days I am going to feel unmotivated which is going to set me back. So setting realistic goals is key to staying motivated.

Setting Goals / Targets

I am the kind of person who is impatient and wants everything to happen at once, So setting goals is a very important part of my training, and it took me to some time to actually work out and to set realistic targets for myself. To achieve your goals you have to change your daily habits and in order for you to change your daily habits you have to create new ones. I have set small goals for myself everyday which are simple and do not take long but in the long run and over time will make a big difference. So setting realistic goals for yourself if important. 

Change Things Up

As you get into a routine when training and doing certain exercises repeatedly your body will start to get used to them, as this happens it means your not pushing your body any further which means your not getting any fitter. So I like to change things up every so often and am always looking out for new exercises to do, new techniques so that my body does not get used to the same exercises. Once I've switched things up my muscles hurt a lot more the next day which is good and means my body has had to work that bit harder which means progress.

Make A Great Playlist

One of things I learnt and I am sure is common with most of you is that after you have listened to a good song your always in a better mood? This also applies to when I am working out, I have to have my favourite up beat songs playing to keep me going. When I was working out at home I used to play my music from my laptop to fill the room which was great, but when I started putting my ear phones in I felt like I could focus more and is drowned out any other unnecessary noises that would distract me. I am also always changing my playlists when new music comes out so that I don't get bored of listening to the same music every week. 

Get Some Inspiration

With the amazing invention of Instagram sharing photos and having access to inspiration got a lot easier especially with the #WCW hashtag (Women Crush Wednesday). So what better way to find some inspiration than have a browse and see how they they get their bodies. There are so many fitness pages out there which give great tips for exercise and what food are best. 
Here are some of the pages I follow: Katyaelisehenry, Noraclairefitness, Metishafitness, Fithealthyworkouts. Do you follow any of these if not which ones do you follow?

I hope this post has helped and have enjoyed it, If you have any other ways of staying motivated I would love to hear them in the comments section below.

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  1. Thanks for your tips! I'm one of those persons who quits easily when it comes to working out and exercising.. I'm not proud of it! Haha - Much love, Sjoukje

    1. No problem hun, I can be like that sometimes so need to remember to keep focused. If you ever need a quick chat to stay motivated or any fitness tips please feel free to message me I am always here! xx

  2. A great playlist gives me the motivation I need in the Gym, great shout!

    Josie XOXO
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    1. Yes i agree it defiantly helps, Thanks hun... Love your blog!! Thanks for stopping by :) xxx

  3. Love posts like this, I think it's really important to set realistic goals/timings so you put pressure on yourself but not so much it doesn't become fun anymore.

    Catherine xx

    1. Thanks hun, I am glad you like it. Yes exactly and making these changes has to be enjoyable and not feel like a struggle :) xx

  4. All such good tips - couldn't of put it better myself. It is definitely important to change things up & set yourself goals. Makes it all the more motivating knowing you are reaching your aims in a more fun way!
    - LL. X

    1. Thanks so much hun, I am glad you like them. Yes i think so too.. :) xx

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