Let’s talk working out. I have a love/hate relationship with working out. I really do love it a lot — I mean, I made it a HUGE part of my job because I love it so much. But I only love it AFTER it’s over. Those crazy endorphins are addicting, right? Almost every day I fight an inner battle with my mind: I don’t want to work out. I’m too tired. I’m too busy. I don’t have enough time. One of the kids isn’t napping. However, I’ve gotten REAAAAALLY good at squashing those excuses.
You see, that is exactly what all of those things are. Excuses. Excuses that are keeping me from getting healthier, reaching my goals, setting a good example for my children and ultimately making me happy. And I want to be happy! Exercise and feeling good about myself both make me REALLY happy!
So how do you over come excuses? You set yourself up to succeed! You wake up earlier to get your workout done before EVERYTHING else. Hate waking up early? ME TOO! Here are some tips to help you ease into it:
- move your alarm across the room so you do NOT press snooze.
- sleep with your workout clothes next to your bed
- and if that doesn’t work, sleep IN them
- tell yourself positive affirmations about how GOOD you will feel when you’re done and how you are making small changes every day that will help you reach your goals
The nice thing about the workouts I do is that they are only 30 mins (I do not have time for anything else), so squeezing it in is a piece of CAKE! I may have to move my schedule around a bit, but that workout is HAPPENING. Plus, doing them at home is a HUGE time saver — I don’t have to spend time loading the kids in the car, driving to the gym, dropping them off at the day care, picking them back up, loading them back in the car, driving back home. Do you know how much time that takes?!
My workout is an appointment with myself. So that I can be a nicer person and a more patient mom/wife. Every day that you choose to workout you move one step closer and it will get easier every day. You just have to take the first step! And think about how PROUD of yourself you will feel!
Want to make these positive changes with my help, with the full 21 Day Fix program (daily workouts and Shakeology) and with the support of my online fitness challenge group where you’ll have daily coaching from me, daily motivation and accountability, and the opportunity to ask me questions as you go? You’re in luck! My next challenge group starts workouts on September 29th! Click the banner below to register.*
*If you already have a Beachbody coach that you are currently working with, or if you are already a coach outside of Team PosiTude, you are unfortunately not eligible to join my September challenge group. But please feel free to connect with me here, on Instagram, and on FB for more workout inspiration!