We have all been there. The warm pull of your bed beckoning you can to hit snooze and skip your planned workout. I GET IT. So what do you do when your alarm buzzes for that morning workout you know you should do and your brain starts the “I don't "feel" like it” record?
You may have heard, consistency is key to seeing progress with your fitness journey. It’s not about how perfect you can be for a day or two or how hardcore you went in one workout. Consistency beats intensity 100% of the time. Here are my tips to get out of a slump, and kick the workout blues.
TIPS FOR KICKING THE WORKOUT BLUES:
1. MAKE A PLAYLIST THAT PUMPS YOU UP
Up tempo music has been proven to improve move, and boost energy levels. Put together a playlist that will motivate you to get your workout done.
2. FIND ACCOUNTABILITY
I have said it before and I'll say it again. Workout buddies are the best. Invite a friend to do your workout with you. You will be less likely to skip it plus you will get time in with your friend. Join a fitness community(cough Keep Going Community cough). When you have people to cheer you on and support you it is so motivating.
3. DRESS FOR SUCCESS
Still doing workouts in your stained yoga pants and turkey trot shirt? Cute workout gear can be just the thing to motivate you for your workout. Put on your favorite workout gear and do your workout in style. Instead of throwing on clothes that make you feel frumpy, where something you feel great in.
4. TAKE PROGRESS PICS
Whether you are just getting started or have been grinding for awhile-- progress pictures can be extremely motivating.
5. TRACK ATHLETIC PROGRESS
Instead of only focusing on how your body is improving aesthetically start to track your athletic progress. Every few weeks note how long you can hold a forearm plan. Then check back to see how you have improved. Make athletic goals that will motivate you to stay challenged. If you are challenging yourself daily you will see progress. Also tracking progress helps you avoid plateaus. Write down the reps and weight you are using and gradually increase your intensity to ensure continued progress.