Nov 25, 2012

when in doubt, go work out

I've been thinking a lot about how important it is to surround yourself with people that motivate you. For me, I tend to put off eating healthy, working out, and having a healthy lifestyle overall, but I know thanks to a few friends, my BK, and my mom and dad, I'm encouraged to stick with it. I've learned that I actually enjoy working out and it makes me feel good about myself. Even though I may struggle with the amount of food I intake, working out definitely helps me get back on track. I've also realized that it's important to rely on yourself for motivation and not always depend on people to get you up and going to the gym as well!! You definitely have to make up your mind to stay fit and do some form of exercise that you actually enjoy.
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I've also realized that when I plan my workouts, I 90% of the time will actually do them. This means writing them down in my Erin Condren planner and planning in my mind what time I need to leave the house to make it to a class in time. I also have a workout plan wherever I go - California, Utah, and Arizona. I know it's easy to say that "I'm on vacation" but in reality I stay at these places 2-3 weeks at a time so I have to treat it like I'm at home and not on vacation. Otherwise I'm just giving myself an excuse not to workout out and eat healthy. 

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I've also realized that a lot about learning discipline to workout on a daily basis is by sucking it up. Ha ha, yes I know my tank top says that too, but it's true! If you make up your mind that you're going to get sweaty and not look pretty an hour out of your day then you'll go to the gym, class, or however you workout with the mind set that you're going to take care of your body and sweat. 
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I've mentioned this before, but having a reward system to workout out hard is important too. In fact, when I return to Utah early next week I have a few new tanks waiting in my room that arrived in the mail by now. I'm obsessed with motivational words that encourage me to head out the door and go to the gym asap so I can show off my new tanks! You can get tanks like this at oGorgeous and it's just another site that I'm obsessed with. 

So how do you keep yourself motivated to workout?
 Do you have people that encourage you? Do you reward yourself?

When it doubt, go work out! ;)

3 comments :

  1. I love this post! My husband is a huge supporter of my fitness but I do have a few friends who just don't get it:( I am also a big fan of rewards!

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  2. I need to work out more! I think cute tanks will be motivation enough! I love your one.

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  3. I love it...when in doubt go work out!! Gotta remember that. :)

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