We each have to find our own way to motivate ourselves towards our goals. Human beings have to struggle with lethargy in general, so no matter how much we want something sometimes, we can still have those days (which sometimes turn into weeks) where we struggle to work towards our intention.
In the world of health and fitness, there are easy ways to motivate yourself consistently:
Easy ways to motivate yourself
Document your journey.
Do this by taking photos, writing down what you ate, keeping a journal, joining fitness communities (especially the PumpUp app, which can be a huge positive support family) and sharing whatever you’re comfortable sharing with other people.
Watch motivational YouTube videos.
As soon as I watch a few videos of Heidi Somers working out, I’m pulling on my workout gear and kicking butt.
Follow amazing people on social media.
I found several inspirational beauties on the PumpUp app. I just scroll through my news feed and I’m dying to join them on my journey to getting stronger. Look for @limitlesstyle, @kelliem887, @momma_j, and many others who they follow or are followed by them. I almost guarantee that you’ll find some motivation to go pick up some weights or go for a run.
Go outside, visit a beautiful place in nature and allow it to impress itself upon you.
Let go of worries, mistakes, how you feel about yourself, and simply look outside of yourself. It’s soul nourishment. Inspiration. Nature doesn’t look back and say silly things. It’s simply alive and itself. We can learn from that.
Roll your shoulders back, look straight out ahead of you, keep your butt and stomach tucked properly straight-posture makes a world of difference, for confidence and for health. Say hello to strangers. Learn something new. Be fearless if you can. Enjoy your food-it will go to the right place if you aid your digestion with positivity and hard work. Don’t punish yourself. We’re learning. You are on a path of never ending improvement. Have fun on the journey.
This post was penned by PumpUp member @bodysoulspiritfitness, a teacher and movement artist with a passion for healthy living and adventure. It was originally published on her own blog. Follow her blog here.