Getting a gym membership is an easy task, however, how many times are you going to us it?
Staying focused on your goals and being motivated is not usually the easiest case while having a stressful and competitive lifestyle, but when there is a will there is a way!
Growing up I came to realise that having a fit body and working out is a choice and you have to find the motivation and make time to do it. Scrolling down Instagram and Pinterest will not help you be on track, it is YOU and only you that can make lifestyle changes and become the role model in your life.
So where to start?
Firstly and most importantly, clothes and sports gear. Invest in more workout clothes! Working out in your old t-shirts is not going to drive your desire to attend the spin classes, but new (and in my case colourful) clothes certainly give me some extra push. Fat Face offers a great range of women’s activewear that I give thumbs up. Both the crop top and top are made of a breathable, stretch material that keeps me comfortable during workouts. They are also so soft and lightweight that have become my favourite sports gear from the first time I tried them on 🙂
Follow a cross fit programme like the Kayla Itsines 12 weeks workouts. I have posted about my 12 weeks workouts experience before (HERE in case you’ve missed it) and this week I got back on train giving it another go. Even though they are tough and it takes lots of personal commitment not to fall off the wagon, I do like the fact that I see results on my body after only a few weeks. A tip that I see works for me is personal goals and rewards. Give yourself a real reward everytime you reach a weekly goal. The true reward is the fact that you are working out and giving all this rush of hormones in your body, but to trick your mind occasionally buy yourself your favourite flavour of icecream and have a cheat day. Worth the pain!
Have a fitness buddy, and make it be a serious deal, like you have a contract or something. Currently I have two fitness buddies and we regularly give updates to each other about or workouts and progress. Knowing that there is someone out there doing the same thing as you do and going through your struggles it has been proven to be quite stimulating during the whole process.
Do fun activities during the weekends. Too busy to work out during the week, well how about going on a mountain climbing or trekking activity every Sunday. Couple this with a 5k running session every Saturday and you are set. Also, something that I have learned very recently, moving to a house far away your job is not always a bad idea. I used to live right next the office for the past years and last week I moved to a lovely house on the opposite site of the city,meaning I have to walk an hour forth and back per day (I pretend there are no bus routes regulating). Turn your commute into a workout, is my new motto and it certainly works for me.
Many times after an intense workout I am so tired (or breathless) to have the patience for stretching, resulting me into not being able to walk/work next day due to hilarious muscles pain. I tend to do mistakes over and over again until I get the lesson,so after months of mistakes I have to say that stretching is as important as working out. Do take the time and make a conscious effort to stretch these muscles and relax, they really need this after working so hard.
Well that’s all for one, I hope you liked my tips and if you need daily inspiration then follow me on Instagram here or find me as @natbeesfashion
I am about to leave the house and do my commute/workout, what will be your workout today?