This morning could not have been more perfect. For one, the weather was amazing. Partly cloudy, slightly humid, 60 degrees = perfect running weather. I felt like I was in San Diego.
This is what I was thinking about:
A lot of people ask me how I do it. How I stay motivated to get up at 5am to run almost every morning , go to the gym 5 days a week, and still manage to do well in school.
I have to admit, sometimes I don’t even know how I manage to keep up with my workout routine. But, I always think of my goals, and then I remember why I do everything that I do. Fitness is my lifestyle, and I love it!
Here are three things that keep me motivated and consistent.
1. Gotta have goals.
If you have something to work towards (a purpose) in your workout routine, then you’re more likely to stay consistent. Whether it be a race, weight loss, or just to getting stronger in general, goals help keep us accountable. For me, my upcoming races serve as my motivation to run every morning, and BodyPump instructor training gives me a purpose to go to the gym.
This is a big one, especially with school. I have to be sure to stay extremely organized with all of my assignments and due dates. I make sure to budget my time accordingly so I still have enough time to make it to the gym. Time management is huge! Do what you have to do in order to set aside time for your workouts!
With all of the exercise I do, it’s so important to take care of myself. I have to make sure to stretch, ice, foam roll, get enough rest, and eat right! All of these things work together to keep me energized and injury free. Nothing kills your workout motivation more than constant fatigue or injury. Take care of that body! It’s your only one, after all!
I always make a point to fuel properly. Food is very important to me 🙂 Here is last night’s dinner: Balsamic chicken, baked yam w/ almond butter, and a salad. Still drooling over it.
How about you?
- How do you stay motivated in your workout routine?
- What are some of your fitness goals (both short and long term)?
- Tell me something random about your day!