One of the hardest things about working out is staying motivated. But motivation isn’t just about getting yourself to go to the gym or pop in your home workout dvd. It’s also about pushing yourself further, even when you think you’ve hit your limits.
Challenge groups are a great way to get over the motivation barrier. Not only can they help you “push play” more often but they can help you push yourself a lot further.
When you’re on your own its very easy to call it quits once things start getting a little tough. However, when you’re in a group environment and you have support and encouragement from other people on a similar journey, it’s easier to stick with it and not give up.
One way people talk themselves out of working out is by telling themselves that they’ll do it on a different day. That different day then gets postponed or changed and eventually they slide off their workout schedule altogether.
Having a fixed workout time can be extremely helpful. Write it on your calendar or schedule it in your planner just as you would any other appointment. If the idea of gym memberships doesn’t appeal to you, why not workout in the comfort of your own home? There are a variety of excellent instructor lead home workout dvds available for all fitness levels.
If you are looking for support and guidance with your fitness journey, you might consider joining a Challenge group. We have a 21 day bootcamp starting soon. Challenge groups are a great way to have accountability and get motivated. If you’ve never tried one, today might be a good day to start.
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Tasha Nelson is a busy mom, wife and registered nurse on a personal journey to get fit and live healthier while encouraging other women to do the same. She is also a total wellness advocate and enthusiast who firmly believes in the importance of taking care of yourself. A healthy mind, body, and spirit makes for a happy person. Isn’t that what we all want?