Post festive season and your motivation seem to be lost in between driving to your hometown and binge eating ketupats.
That’s the thing with long holidays, it tends to drag you into an exercise rut, making you feel like you don’t have any energy left to hit the gym. Believe me when I say, the longer your postponed working out, the harder it’s gonna get. Here’s a secret into regaining those forgotten motivations in 5 easy steps.
1. Mind over Matter
Tricky as it is, your mind can sometimes create excuses and negative vibes that you don’t even know you’re capable of. The important thing to remember is, when you know your goal, everything will fall into place once again. Remind yourself of why you need to work out and what is your immediate goal you need to achieve. Hopefully, you’ll be back on track in no time.
2. Plan Everything
After re-figuring out your goal set the plan immediately. I’m not talking about setting it up in your mind. We’re talking about literally setting the plan on a piece of paper. Draw out the outline of your newly found goals and ways to achieve it pronto. Slip in some rewards for a job well done in your plan to keep your motivations fired up as well.
3. Prioritize Small Goals
There should be big goals and small goals on your plan by now. It easy to get too overwhelmed with trying to achieve big goals such as losing 50kgs, so start with your small goals first. Goals such as getting 2km runs or 10 minutes cardio and rewarding yourself with healthy food afterward could create the momentum and motivations that you sought for.
4. Take a Break
A break after a hiatus, really? Yes, people. Sometimes pushing yourself too hard could backfire and burnt all the motivations that you’re trying to kindle. Start nice and easy with small workout sessions and increase the amount every other day. It will not give you any good when you get excited too soon, so take a break once in a while and don’t push yourself too much past your limits.
5. Gather Inspirations
Make full use of your time hanging out on social medias by looking at other fitness enthusiasts for inspirations. Surely those pages you like and follow will have motivational posting all year round. Read on their how-to and gazillion number of guides articles to get your blood pumping with motivation, ready to start your cardio at an instant.
Bonus: Release Your Inner Warrior
Warriors are all about fighting, especially fighting the temptations or your own sad excuses. Ignore those excuses that say you can’t do and shake your head to unhealthy food temptations at the next open house. Enlist your workout mate to help you track your fitness journey if you must, but most importantly, stay positive all day and the motivation you need will be there before you even know it!