Given that we are almost 3 months into the New Year, lots of people have already forgotten or forsaken their New Year’s fitness resolutions. Now is not the time to slack off, ladies! Bikini season is just around the corner.
If you started the year off with good intentions, but you’re having a hard time staying motivated, then this post is for you! Here are 10 secrets to keeping your motivation on point year-round:
1. Give yourself some wiggle room.
When you expect too much of yourself, you often fall behind, get discouraged, and ultimately quit. To avoid this ugly trap, you’ve got to be realistic and give yourself some wiggle room.
For example, I would love to be able to work out six days a week, but I know there’s no way I can realistically keep that up, 52 weeks a year. Maybe I could pull it off for a week or two, but then life would inevitably get in the way and I’d get discouraged at my inability to achieve my goal.
Wednesdays are a tough day for me to get a workout in because the kids are home most of the day. Sundays are also pretty packed full between church, birthday parties, and the likes. With these two busy days in mind, I’ve set a goal for myself to workout 5 days a week.
I’ve found that by leaving myself some wiggle room, two off days in my case, I’m more consistent in my workouts than if I had an unrealistically ambitious goal.