The Sounds of Advice #27: Exercise Motivation
Tips for staying motivated to exercise:
Aisling: 1. Create a vision board with your goals on it. Put it somewhere you can look at it everyday to help keep yourself motivated.
2. Drink more water. Try the app Plant Nanny. It's a cute way to remind yourself throughout the day to drink enough water.
3. Don't diet. Instead create a lifestyle. Instead of depriving yourself, occasionally treat yourself for your hard work by eating your food 80/20. Eating well 80% of the time and treating yourself 20% of the time.
Sandy: Make small goals for yourself as well as your main goal. When you reach a goal reward yourself. It doesn't have to be food as your reward. It could be anything that you feel is deserved. :) if you feel like you are struggling. Reach out to people who have done it or are doing it as well. Just keep going and you will get there.
Kate: For me the key was finding something that worked for me with my schedule and my body. Once I found something that worked, it was easier to stick with it. I think that's half the battle. Also reminding yourself that if you miss a day here and there, it's okay! It's actually healthy for your body because it can get used to the movement, so changing it up helps. Any movement is better than none at all, so even if you start out slow, remember that you're making progress!