Do you ever find it incredibly hard to pull yourself out of bed or off the couch to get to a class? I know I do! Finding Motivation can be tricky sometimes so here are some tips and tricks to help you get motivated and remember it only takes 30 days to create a lasting habit!
- Take things one day at a time – Set reasonable goals. Sometimes I like to sign up for a whole weeks’ worth of classes and tell myself I am going to make every single one or else. Undoubtedly, this usually fails and I end up missing more than I make it to. I found a better way to deal with myself; a more forgiving way! Instead of signing up for a bunch of classes and creating a rigid schedule that I know I can’t follow, I tell myself that I must make it to a class at least 4 days a week. This way I have 3 rest days a week and if I am really not feeling it, I can take a day and not feel guilty about not meeting my goals.
- Be prepared: I like to go to a 6am yoga class before work, I know this may sound insane, it probably is. I find the most difficult part of going to class is getting there. In order to make sure I make it on time and don’t find excuses, I set out my workout clothes the night before, and I pack a bag with everything I need for the next day. Being prepared takes the procrastination out of getting there. You don’t spend time looking for a shoe or a sports bra only to realize you have no clean clothes.
- Find your fitness tribe – or Girl Gang: Nothing will help you create a lasting workout routine than a great workout community. A strong, supportive community is the key to see working out as a fun social activity rather than a punishment or obligation. Cherry Blossom Studio offers so much support and the primary female environment provides a safe and kind space for all body types. Bonus! You can burn calories and build confidence while wearing super fun shoes!
- Fuel your goals: Plan your grocery list to include healthy post-workout snacks. Rewarding yourself with a snack after your workout is a good thing; however you don’t want to undo all of the work you just did. You are less likely to make a bad choice if you plan your snacking in advance. For example, see the smoothies part two blog for a peanut butter and banana chocolate protein smoothie recipe. Protein bars are also great, just make sure to check the ingredients, look for something that has no refined sugar, and instead go for natural sweeteners like honey, agave, and maple syrup.