Staying motivated and inspired throughout your health journey is something that can actually be quite difficult. There are times when I’m so incredibly motivated and then it stops all of a sudden, and I’m not even sure why.
It can be a bit disappointing when this happens but I try my best to keep my motivation up. I made a list of things to do when I’m losing motivation or inspiration and I wanted to share it with you guys.
I know I can’t be the only one that needs a pick me up at times!
Here is what I do to stay motivated or inspired:
1. Create a dream board.
I bought a cheap sticky board from Target and I pin different pictures or quotes to it. I pin different fitness models I am inspired by and different quotes that move me. My most recent favorite quote is, “Create a vision of yourself that makes you jump out of the bed in the morning.”
To go workout that is! Make your dream board colorful and pop. This will draw your attention and of course get you to look at your dream board. Put it in a spot where you will see it often. Hang it above your bed or in the bathroom.
2. Workout in the morning.
Working out first thing in the morning creates a positive mood for the entire day. You are so pumped to eat good for the day because you just had an amazing workout earlier. Why eat anything bad when you just went hard in the gym? That’s how I feel at least.
I’ve also realized over time that when I get done with a workout, I lose my junk food appetite for the whole day. Working out first thing can be really difficult in the morning because I’m not a morning person, but once I am at the gym I’m so glad I showed up!
3. Hang a before picture of yourself on your fridge.
This helps many people because they don’t want to go back to what they once looked like. It makes it even better if you put a picture of you that looks somewhat sad or upsetting.
Looking at the picture will help you remember how you felt when you were bigger at one time in your life. I’ve realized that once I got fit, I soon lost motivation because I forgot how it felt when I was larger and incredibly unhealthy. By looking at photos of what I once felt like, it helps bring back memories of how depressed I once was.
4. Go online to search for motivation.
Follow the people on Instagram/Facebook that motivate you. You need to surround yourself with people that make you want to live a healthy life.
Follow people that have had crazy transformations and now look and feel amazing. This will get you encouraged and inspired to know that you can do the same as they did.
How do you stay motivated during your health journey? Are there times when you lack motivation? What do you do to make up for it?