Friday, January 12, 2018
When you're dripping sweat, your heart is pounding, and your legs are on fire, finishing a workout is tough. Whether it's trucking through that last mile, squeezing in that last rep, or staying in that yoga pose for 10 more seconds, we've all been there. Same goes with your New Years Resolutions for a healthier lifestyle. Don't you dare quit. Keep going! Here are my favorite tips for keepin' it going! As always, if you are struggling and need motivation and help - message ME!
1⃣ PUMP UP THE JAMS
Research shows that music motivates you to work out harder and for longer. Have a go to emergency playlist/song to get you through the end of your workout. The song, Lose Yourself by Eminem, gets me through the last 5 minutes... It actually pushes me to go further.
2⃣ HAVE A FITNESS MANTRA
It doesn't matter if it's a Gandhi quote or Snoop Dogg lyric – pick a phrase to tell yourself when you feel like giving up... Use the phrase with a personal connection that you know will light a fire under your butt.
3⃣ NEGOTIATE WITH YOURSELF
Make a deal with yourself that when you finish your work out, you can have a reward. Visualizing that post workout prize helps you to take yourself out of the present tense for a moment and make the last rep a mile seem worth it. P.S. Don't make the reward food related... Unless it's a healthy treat.
4⃣ REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES
When you feel like you're ready to quit, tell yourself, "I've been through this before and I've overcome it before." Maintaining a positive attitude through the end of your workout will hope you want to come back for more.
5⃣ SEE YOUR RESULTS
Imagining yourself accomplishing your goal can help you push through a mental roadblock. When you're stuck at mile three, visualize how you look after mile six. You have to build to see it in order to be able to do it.