4 MOTIVATION TIPS FOR A STRONGER YOU
Our original reasons for starting a fitness regimen can fade after time. There are times when we really need to dig deep and remind ourselves why we set those goals in the first place. Here are some great tips to help you get past those temporary hurdles and stay on track for the long run.
Set workout dates
It’s easier for us to skip a commitment when we are only letting ourselves down. That’s why it helps to schedule workout dates with our Curves friends. Setting a specific time and date to meet someone else adds a level of responsibility to our fitness commitment that is much more difficult to blow off.
There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition. In fact, it can even help you keep on track with your fitness goals. Issue a challenge to your workout friends to complete a certain number of workouts in the month. At the end of the month you can all go out for a smoothie to celebrate your success.
Use social media
Perhaps nothing helps keep us on track better than the attention of the masses. Try sharing your fitness goals on social media so that all your friends are aware of your intentions. Then each time you complete a workout or check something off your fitness list, update your progress. You’ll soon have friends commenting with all kinds of congratulatory notes and supportive thoughts. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #CurvesStrong to get inspiration from others!
Losing the extra weight or increasing strength is certainly a reward in and of itself. But sometimes we need other, smaller rewards along the way to keep ourselves motivated and engaged. Think of something you’d like to have or do that you wouldn’t normally indulge on, and set that up as a reward for yourself when you meet an intermediate goal. For instance, you might go to see a play or have afternoon tea with a friend.
The key to meeting our fitness goals often boils down to keeping ourselves motivated for the long haul. And sometimes that can be as easy as a friendly wager or support from a friend. Give these ideas a try or come up with others of your own. But don’t delay…your success is waiting on you!