Throughout my life working out has always been a constant and one of my biggest obsessions. I simply feel better mentally and physically when I’m consistently working out. But it hasn’t been that easy making it a priority since having kids. It’s just a challenge to find the time. But with my wedding right around the corner I had no more excuses and had to figure out some ways to make sure getting to the gym was a priority. So, I thought I would share what has worked for me and help you find your way to the gym consistently, just like I did.
Get a Workout Buddy.
Staying committed with someone is much easier then staying committed on your own because it gives you some accountability. It’s really easy to cancel on yourself but canceling on a friend is a whole different story. No one wants to let their friends down.
Set Small Goals
Maybe you have 50 pounds to loose. That’s going to take time. If you focus on that you’re bound to get discouraged. Focus on losing small amounts at a time and eventually you’ll reach your big goal!
Did you loose 5 pounds? Are your clothes fitting better? If so, then do something nice for yourself! Get your nails done. Buy that new makeup pallet you’ve been wanting. Have half a cookie Yes, I said that. Life is about balance! Whatever it is, just reward yourself because you deserve it after all that hard work you’ve put into the gym!
Buy Cute Clothes
I know it sounds silly but if you’ve got new cute workout clothes hanging in your closet you’re probably going to be more willing to get up, put those clothes on, and rock it at the gym. You can also use this as a way to reward yoursel just like I talked about above. But those new workout clothes you’ve been eyeing!
And if you’re looking for some new gear, Hapari is one of my new favorite brands of athletic wear. The fit is so on point, the material is soft and stretchy yet sturdy, and they have the cutest prints. Check out some of my favorites from their fall Fit Activewear Collection.
Don’t Weigh Yourself for Awhile or Ever
How much you weigh is really an arbitrary number. It’s so unimportant. Pay attention to how your clothes are fitting and how your body is physically looking. The weight will come off with time. Also, remember that muscle weighs more than anything else. So, if you’re working out and gaining muscle it’s possible you may gain some weight in the beginning. It will all even out if you keep at it!
Make it a routine
Look at your schedule and decide what days work best for you and your life. Stick to those days and make it a routine. At some point it will just become second nature and you’ll know on those specific days you have to workout!
Schedule Your workouts
And by schedule I mean; put it in your phone or write it in your calender. You wouldn’t just not show up to your Dr’s apt right? Well, don’t do that to your workout either. Treat it as if it’s just as important because your health is that important!
DO have a cheat meal/day
It’s something to look forward to. Use it as motivation when you don’t want to get to the gym. If you know you have a really greasy, cheesy, fatty burger waiting for you at the end of the week, you’re probably going to be more motivated to kill that workout you were dreading. For me, it also helps me maintain my healthy eating through the week because I know on the weekend that it’s going down!!! Haha. (If you don’t know me well, I love food!!)
Be sure to try out Hapari‘s workout clothes and let me know if you like them as much as me! Also, what’s one of the ways you stay committed to working out?