Getting Back In Shape
It’s a new year and out come the fitness goals. I gained a couple of pounds during the holidays, and I did not maintain my 4x a week workouts. But now that’s it 2013 I feel reenergized, ready to tackle the world, and dominate it!
So how do I stay motivated?? Hmmm…I would love to say I’m always motivated, but there are times when I don’t feel like doing anything. I’m sure you’ve felt that way???
Here are some tips I use to keep going:
- Set a weekly goal of minimum trips to the gym. My goal this month is 4 time a week! So far, this week I have made it to classes twice! I’m going to be making a weekly post keeping track of my fitness and weight. I think this should motivate me to keep working out.
- Do fun workouts. I think the biggest road block for staying in shape is getting bored with your workouts. You end up not wanting to them because you can’t even get through them. I tend to vary my workouts by switching them up. I go to cardio kickboxing, pilates, bootcamp, among others. I’m going to start integrating some running into my week. Plan is to do 4 fitness classes, and go out for a run. It’s not great, but it’s a start.
- Eating healthier. Now this is the hardest for me. Since I don’t cook very often, it’s hard to find healthy foods while you are eating out. My in-laws got us a kitchen aid panini grill and we will be grilling some food on it! I already did two steaks, and they were amazing! I, also, realized when you are working out a lot, your body doesn’t like junk food. I automatically eat less bad food because I will feel it during my workout later in the day.
- Wear nice workout clothes. I know I’m a bad pf blogger for suggesting to go out and spend money on new workout clothes. But I recently did that, and it’s helped improve my self image, which motivates me to workout more. I, also, just bought a new swim suit on sale at Victoria’s Secret. I can’t wait to get it and try it on. This will motivate me to get ready for the summer!
And if all this fails, there is always pinterest. I have a fitness board where I pin inspirational pictures. Follow me and check out my board!