Contrary to popular belief, people that are in the fitness industry rarely workout because they’re motivated to do so. Seriously, I am rarely “motivated” to workout and I actually really dislike the word “motivation”.
I workout because it makes me feel good. I feel rewarded and accomplished and so satisfied after I’ve pushed myself beyond anything that I ever thought I could. Don’t get me wrong, some days I don’t push myself as much as I should but most days, I do.
So, let’s talk about some of the things that you can do to make working out a habit. This doesn’t mean that you workout on a daily basis but it means that you create a schedule for working out and you STICK with it.
find your why
Figure out why you are trying to make this a commitment and write it down on your bathroom mirror, your front door, your hallway, and every other thing that you see on a daily basis so that it is a constant reminder to you.
Commit to a time
Making time to workout is key. This should actually be number one on your list. You must make this a non-negotialble and that starts with picking a time of day that you’re going to do this.
I know, “you don’t have time.” But let’s be honest, you can make time for the things that you want to do so stop making excuses. Pick a time and put an alarm in your phone every day so that it reminds you that it’s time to workout then get you booty up and get it done!
Find a workout program that you love
I really think that this is the key! I’ve tried a number of workout programs over the years but never really fell in love with them. It wasn’t until I found the MBF program that I truly fell in love with fitness again.
This is truly coming from the heart. I have found myself back in the gym and weight lifting as well as committing to the MBF program that Beachbody offers. This is the first program that I have completed. It’s simple. It’s 6 weeks total and the workouts are only 30 mins. If you can’t make time for that then you aren’t ready to commit yet.
I’m currently running a boot camp for this program. If you’re interested, fill out my interest form here and I’ll get back to you!
I’m not saying that you need to stand in front of the mirror every day and spout off a bunch of things that you love about yourself but change your words altogether. Instead of saying ‘I’m going to workout consistently someday”, start saying “I am going to start working out today” and get it done.
When you speak in the future tense, you tend to put things off. Speak in the present tense. You don’t need a Monday to start or my favorite, “I’m not fit enough.” Yes, I’ve heard that. Some people believe that they can’t start because they’re not fit enough and that is by far the silliest thing I ever heard. You can’t get “fit” if you’re not trying. You just need to start.
Now that I have given you some ideas and the things that have helped me on my journey to make working out a habit, what is the thing that sticks out to you the most? Have you found a workout program that you love?
I’d love to work with you and help you change your life, girl. What are you waiting for? Reach out to me and lets get started!