Fitness Routine Hit a Roadblock? Finding The Motivation When Things Get Difficult

Good Morning loves and Happy Friday!!! I hope everyone is having a great week and are reading for the weekend to begin. I’ve put a little post together that really, I needed for myself and thought some of you may benefit as well 🙂 How are those goals going for 2017??

It’s only been a little over a month, but already it seems like a lifetime ago that we set our new year’s resolutions doesn’t it? Hopefully, you’re still smashing your health goals, but even the most motivated amongst us will probably be feeling the strain at this point. Keeping up a healthy lifestyle demands dedication, and there are times when collapsing into bed rather than hitting the gym seems like a far better option. But stay with it, already you should be feeling stronger, more fitter and healthier in general, even if you have not been on track 100%. This will only improve more the longer you keep to your plan! If you’ve hit a roadblock or are starting to struggle, here are some of the ways you can find the motivation to keep on going.

Track Your Progress

For many people, being able to physically see your progress is very motivating. It could be tracking calories, amount of water consumed, weight lost, minutes of exercise done, or even the shameless selfie to compare yourself to yourself week after week. Many fitness trackers can turn your steps, calories, and exercise information into easy to read graphs and charts, when you’re feeling a bit down looking at how far you have come can really help. Nick just came home last night saying “look at my steps today” as he flashed me his Fitbit. There are so many options out there right now, from the Fitbit to the Apple Watch and many more. Decide on your budget and the kind of features you’re after and make your decision from there. If you know that this kind of information will inspire you, then it’s well worth the investment.

Find an Exercise You Enjoy

Has your exercise routine gotten a little boring? Are you fed up of staring at the same four walls of the gym, going through the motions of the same old exercises? I have a girlfriend dealing with this struggle right now and the biggest piece of advice I had for her is that it’s time to  switch it up! Try a new class, join a team sport or read some fitness blogs for new things to try. If you enjoy something and can look forward to your workouts, you’re far more likely to stick it out.

Buy Some New Workout Clothes

What?!? Yep, I’m telling you to go out and treat yourself 😉 Sometimes just having some new work out clothes to exercise in can give you the motivation you need to keep on going. When you’re confident and happy with how you look, you’re more likely to want to get out there and train. Honestly some of my favorite workout clothes come from Target and last me forever. If you’ve been exercising since the new year and plan to continue to do so, you deserve some new workout clothes that you feel great in and will help you stay motivated to keep kicking butt. So some new gear can help to emphasize your progress which is always a great feeling.

Workout With a Friend

Having a friend who’s on the same path is useful when you lack in motivation. They can help remind you why you’re doing this and to keep going! In time you will probably do the same for them too! They can keep you going and give you the pep talk that you need when your spirits are low. Who doesn’t need a friend like this?!? Even if you can’t workout together, having that same goal, to be healthy and workout, a simple motivational text, card, or snapchat can be just enough to motivate you! 

Make a plan for this weekend to help meet your goals! What is something you can do this weekend to get closer to those meeting those goals? Go for it!!! Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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