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Lost All Motivation? Get Yourself Back On Track With These Tips

February 01, 2016 4 min read

Sometimes, things happen. Life has a way of creeping in and making it difficult, if not impossible, to stay the course with your health and fitness goals. When things get hectic with family or work, our fitness routine is usually the first thing to fall away. You miss a few workouts and before you know it, you aren't doing them at all. This happens, don't get down on yourself, just do what you can to get back on track. Follow these tips and you'll be hitting your regular sweat sessions again like nothing ever happened!

1. Take a one month challenge

One of the best ways to get yourself moving again is to sign up for a challenge! Lots of gyms, studios and bootcamps offer one month challenges. At BodyRock, we have bootcamps and workout series to meet all fitness levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced! Sign up for 30 days free, today! Look at it this way, once you've completed the challenge, you will be right back in the thick of things! motivate

2. Commit to five minutes

If you can't get yourself excited over spending an hour on the treadmill, make a deal with yourself -- commit to 5 minutes. Some movement is better than no movement and in all likelihood, once you hit the 5 minute marker, you'll keep going. The trick is just getting started. Give yourself 5 minutes, and see where it goes!

3. Remember how good it makes you feel

Sometimes, we forget the outcome of our workouts. We get so focused on the effort, we forget the post-workout buzz. When was the last time you actually regretted doing a workout? Refocus your thoughts. Forget the sore muscles, and remember your endorphin high. motivate2

4. Schedule it in your diary

It is never hard to find reasons not to workout. So, schedule it. Write your workout into your day planner, mark it on your calendar. Don't schedule it for a time when you know something else is likely to pop up. If you don't normally have time to run to the gym on your lunch break, don't plan to do it at that time. Make time when you aren't likely to get sidetracked. If you know you are going to have a busy day, commit to a short HIIT style workout. There is time. [bctt tweet="Lost All Motivation? Get Yourself Back On Track With These Tips"]

5. Prepare your gym bag

Having your stuff ready to go is a great way to make sure you don't let yourself off the hook. For those who prefer morning workouts, this ensures that once you wake, you can grab your bag and just go. Once you're up, why not, right? If you hit the gym after work, keep your packed bag beside your desk. It will act as a reminder and prevent you from backing out. motivate5

6. Just start with something easy

If it has been a while since you've felt any motivation, start with something simple. There is no sense in taking on something complicated and overwhelming. Go for a light jog or a brisk walk around your neighborhood. Once you start with something small, it will be easier to take on the bigger tasks. Before long, you will be once again committed to your healthy habits.

7. Get an exercise buddy

If you don't have someone holding you accountable, it is easy to call it quits. Having a friend, family member or co-worker to sweat with will help to keep your motivation high and ensure that you stick with the routine. If you aren't sure who to ask, why not let our hosts help? Lisa, Sean and our guest hosts will sweat right along with you, helping you stay the course! Join us here! motivate3  

8. Don’t just think gym

Being healthy is about so much more than just going to the gym. Find ways to mix things up. Find ways to include the things you love doing! If you love to take nature hikes, do it. Join a sports team at the office.  Run on the beach.  Being fit can include having fun!

9. Do it for yourself, not anyone else

Your fit and healthy lifestyle has to be about making yourself feel better, boosting your confidence and  being the best version of yourself possible. It has to be done for you and not for anyone else. Don't make these changes because you believe you are supposed to look a certain way, don't do it because you want to be 'more attractive.' Do it to make yourself healthy. When you workout, you will know that you've done something good for yourself and you can truly take pride in that! Being fit doesn't happen without a consistent effort and habits aren't formed overnight. Once these things are routine  again, you won't even have to think about it! How do you find motivation after time away from the gym?  

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