It’s so easy to start a fitness routine, yet so so challenging to keep it up exactly as you planned.
For lack of a better term, excuses are endless, and although many times they are valid, just as many times they are avoidable.
If you are constantly falling out of love with your workout plan, know that you are not alone, and with a few simple tricks you can, and will reach those goals.
Get Enough Rest
This is a big one. The “I’m too tired to workout” line is exhausted… no pun in tended.
Cue excuse: “But I’m a mom!”
Instead of scrolling through Instagram those 20 minutes before bed, sleep.
Once again, doing something as simple as eliminating that before bed scrolling can get you sleeping better. Pair that with a dark room and a consistent early bedtime, and you will feel yourself waking up more energized.
Moving often not only keeps that heart healthy, but it keeps you motivated. It doesn’t have to be rigorous exercise everyday, but it does have to get your heart rate up.
If your plan is to do Fitbox 3-4 times a week, try not to rest the other three, but take a walk on your lunch break, or go for a bike ride with the kids.
Get a dog! They are great motivators.
This tip is especially helpful for those of you just beginning your fitness journey. The day after a highly intense workout will leave you feeling sore, and possibly unmotivated to try again. Persevere. This is simply a sign that your body is changing for the better.
If you do not eat well, you will feel like crap, end of story.
Nourish your body by getting used to the idea of eating a whole food diet almost all the time. I say almost because, indulgence is necessary from time to time.
Get rid of refined sugar. This tip alone will have you feeling like a new person… as soon as you get over the horrible withdrawal symptoms. Sugar is an addiction that comes with mindless eating—be conscious of each thing you put in your mouth and eventually a proper diet will become second nature.
Stay motivated! Set goals and keep positive!