“I don’t need constant motivational tips … said nobody ever”
Are you like me and feeling a little unmotivated with your workout and diet lately?
Don’t worry, we aren’t alone.
Most women leading busy lives just don’t have time to get to the gym or prepare healthy meals each and every night.
It’s not like you can quit your job to make time for hours in the gym – and kitchen – each week, so what are you to do?
Feeling helpless in this situation, like ‘life’ prevents you from sticking to your plan, is one of the leading causes of motivational decline.
After all, why would you feel motivated when you feel defeated from the start?
It doesn’t need to be this way.[tweet_box design=”box_16_at” author=”Olesya Novik”]With a few motivational hacks up your sleeve, you can stay focused, on track, and maintain motivation; even if you have a to-do list longer than a 5 year-old’s Christmas wish list.[/tweet_box]
Devise A Smarter Workout Strategy
First you need to tackle the issue of workouts.
You don’t have 60 minutes to hit the gym daily.
Few people do.
This doesn’t mean you can’t still achieve great results.
In fact, studies suggest that shorter, more intense workouts are actually far more effective anyway.
These high intensity workouts last just 15-20 minutes and can be done 3-4 times per week for maximum results.
That’s about one hour per week you need to devote to fitness.
Almost everyone should be able to carve this much time out of their schedule.
If you simply cut back slightly on the time you spend checking social media you can fit this in.
Focus On ONE Objective Each Week
Now we need to tackle your diet. Rather than doing a great diet overhaul – something that will surely lead to you feeling frustrated and ready to toss in the towel, focus on one thing each week.
One small thing.
Perhaps it’s drinking 8 glasses of water a day, varying the types of veggies you eat each day.
If you don’t like eating veggies then you aren’t finding the right recipes.
They are out there, you just have to find them.
Focus on this and only this. No other changes.
By the end of that week, you’ll find that you can easily achieve that objective and it hasn’t been too stressful doing so.
Once that week is done, the next week, add another goal while keeping the previous in place.
This slow progression will ease you into the process of healthier eating, making it feel easier than ever.
After a few month’s have past, you’ll be using a very healthy diet without even really realizing it.
Get An “Accountabilibuddy”
Finally, the last motivational hack is to make sure that you get yourself a support buddy.
This should be someone that you feel comfortable turning to during the hard times.
Bonus points if they are doing the program with you.
You can be each others shoulder to cry on during the hard times and celebrate success each other as it happens.
Don’t try and go at it alone. It’s only a recipe for low motivation levels.
So keep these simply and easy-to-implement strategies in mind and start using them in your program plan.
Then watch the difference in the results you see in the mirror!
What motivational tips have you found to be most effective?