We know the feeling. You enjoy your sport, you like how you feel after exercise but some days (some days in a row), you just don’t have the drive to change clothes and work up a sweat. So what can you do to ramp up that energy, push yourself to get started and just do it!? From Yoga Journal and a Motivational Coach Heather Mundell, we found a couple 5-step articles about motivation. Top of the lists include having a goal and mixing it up.
- Set a target that you can work toward that week, or even that day. Visualize accomplishing that goal, picture the end game.
- Change up your routine. Whether it’s running a new route or incorporating intervals, trying a new sequence of yoga poses, signing up for a spinning class or donning a pair of swim goggles - add some adventure into your exercise regime! Have we mentioned that we believe in cross training? We do. (Building your upper body strength will actually help you run farther; we’ll expound on that in another post.)
If that seems like a lot of effort too, at the very least find a new playlist … who can’t get fired up listening to Firework by Katy Perry or We Found Love by Rihanna?