Staying Fitness Motivated

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Hey girls, hope you are doing well and having a wonderful day. 

I wanted to write up a quick post on how I stay motivated to keep going with my fitness journey. A lot of people ask me how I stay motivated to work out, and how I restrain from eating all the junk food in the world. I get messages every day telling me how well I am doing with my fitness and diet progress. Which in itself gives me motivation to keep pushing and to keep going and achieve better results. So instead of telling people individually, I thought it would make it a little easier for myself and everyone else if I just wrote a blog post on how I stay motivated. So without further ado here are my top tips on staying motivated to keep fit and healthy. 

SET GOALS

Set yourself realistic and simple goals. You will find it easier to give up if your goals are unrealistic and out of reach. If you keep them simple, they are easier to obtain. Also, never set yourself a weight goal, if you are working out and training, as well as eating the right kind of foods your fat is going to be turned to muscle, which is heavier. Meaning your weight may stay the same, or even increase. Instead, set yourself a body goal. Have a body in mind and strive for that.

DO NOT CALORIE COUNT

This one for me is a big one, I see so many people under/overeating due to counting calories. It is so much easier to just eat clean, nutritious foods. Keep your portion sizes small, and try not to snack. If you feel peckish in between meals, DRINK WATER! Our body recognises dehydration as hunger. This is not the case, your body is simply trying to tell you it needs watered. You can still eat the foods you enjoy as long as you do it in moderate quantities. You can't eat pizza every night and expect to see results. You can however allow yourself to have a treat. If you cut out all carbs/sugars etc you are more likely to binge on junk food, which can result in a gain in weight. 

MAKE IT FUN

Find an activity you enjoy and stick with it. Whether that be swimming, playing a sport or dancing. Exercise doesn't have to be boring and it doesn't have to be limited to the gym/home. You can do it anywhere, any time. Try and mix it up, I get bored if I do the same thing in the gym everyday, so I try to do something different each day. Remember you're more likely to stick to something if you are enjoying it

FIND A GYM BUDDY

I go to the gym with two people every day, I find it helps me stay on track and to not get bored. Find someone who has the same goals/interests as you and start doing them together. You're not alone in this journey, find someone who will push and motivate you to keep going.

REWARD YOURSELF

When you reach one of your goals, reward yourself. Not with food, but maybe a new pair of gym trainers, or a new gym outfit. Maybe even that new eyeshadow palette you've been eyeing up but didn't want to buy as you couldn't justify it. Rewarding yourself will make you even more determined to hit your goals. 

BE FLEXIBLE

Some days we are just to busy or to tired to exercise, that's okay. Take a day or two off. Let your body and your mind rest and have a break. But be certain to get back on track as soon as you can, the longer you leave it, the harder it is to get back into it. Once you finally regain your enthusiasm, get moving! Even if you only do 30 minutes a day and work yourself up. 

Please remember that fitness isn't a hobby, it is a lifestyle choice and it takes a lot to change your entire way of life. Be persistent and don't give up. You may be adamant you aren't seeing results but you will in time! Some people see results quicker than others, but that doesn't mean you give up. Stay at it and work at it, you will soon be where you want to be and you'll look back and think "I'm so glad I never gave up."

I hope this helps some of you out there, and if you ever need any motivation, hit me up on twitter. I'm more than happy to help anyone who is willing to get into shape and change their lifestyle. We can all do it, if we do it together. 
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3 comments

  1. I didn't know that your body recognises thirst as hunger, thanks for that advice! I will definitely be having drinks in future before reaching for a snack! The "Make it Fun" tip is also great as well - I tend to get bored if I do the same things time and time again, so mixing it up works well for me. Thanks for sharing this, really enjoyed it xx

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  2. I find having a gym buddy really motivates me!
    Jabeen x
    http://www.spilling-the-beans.co.uk/

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  3. I think having a gym buddy makes such a difference! I always get home from work after a long day in a cba mood, but if I have someone depending on me to work out with them then it gives me the boost of energy to go!

    Claudia xx
    www.claudiawright.com

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