Here’s a great idea for maximizing your motivation!
Perhaps you started out the week strong - doing your exercise reps every day, eating responsibly, drinking plenty of water, getting plenty of sleep. But then the middle of the week hit, and - WOOPS - your motivation flew right out the window! How can you keep yourself on track for a healthy lifestyle?
I’ve found that keeping a tally of what you’re doing is incredibly helpful. Pair this with a journal of the exercises you do, how much water you’ve had, and your current weight - and you’re well on your way to keeping habits which promote a healthy lifestyle!
I like variation in my workout! I HATE doing the same thing over and over again and only getting bored as a result. If I’m going to make the change, I’m going to have fun with it! I keep two cups in my room. I’ve put a bunch of plastic spoons with different exercise reps written on them in one cup labeled "to do". I’ll randomly choose a spoon and do whatever exercise I’ve happened to pick. When I’m done, I put the spoon in the second "finished" cup. When I’m finished working out, I count out how many I’ve done, and record which reps I’ve completed in my workout journal. This is a great way to get the workouts I need, while making it random so I can mix it up day by day!
You can do the same thing to keep track of how many pounds you’ve lost. Like the picture above, for every pound you’ve successfully gotten rid of, move a marble to the "pounds gone" jar! It’s a wonderful way to keep you on track to see how much you’ve accomplished - AND how else you can improve!
Surrounding yourself with positive reinforcement and encouragement helps you stay on track! Find ways to keep yourself interested - because if you’re not having fun with it, you will soon find yourself bidding your motivation goodbye!
And as always, BE YOUR OWN ADVOCATE! It’s up to you! :)