Often times, the hardest part of getting a DIY workout in is starting. You know the action of grabbing your waits, mat, water, and some much needed motivation. If you’re sore, extra tired or just feeling a little off it may seem like you’re pushing a giant marshmallow up a mountain. So, here are a few tips to help you overcome that sticky unwanted resistance:
- Eliminate distractions. This can be tough if you workout at home, because there’s always something else you could be doing. So, if you can’t physically remove those distractions commit to doing it in your mind. Make it a priority that you workout first before you water the plants, clean the gutters, or find some other chore that’s weighing on your mind.
- Start Early. Get your workout in before your day becomes crowded with meetings, to do lists, emails, etc. It’ll promote sustained energy throughout the day, boost your confidence, clear your mind, and keep you coming back for more.
- Optimize your environment. Have your favorite playlist or podcast ready to go, fill up your water bottle with some refreshing lemon/mint water, wear sunscreen or workout in the shade (if it’s midday). Set up a space that energizes and excites you!
- Prepare. Set out your clothes and equipment the night before. They’ll be there waiting for you in the morning. No excuses.
- Create an If-Then Plan. For example, if something unexpected comes up and you can’t workout in the morning, then you set aside 1 hour to workout out later in the day or the following morning. Having a plan not only safeguards you from losing momentum, it will give you a sense of control and empowerment.
If you have other tools in your back pocket that help you stick to your goals, please feel free to share. Spreading ideas and inspiring others is what makes our Gumsaba family so special.
Cheers to you!
Written by: Coach Jentry on August 8, 2018.