I LOVE feeling motivated, but I’ve never figured out how to keep that feeling for more than a few days – particularly when it comes to working out! So instead of writing a post about how to stay motivated, I thought I’d share my advice on how to workout even when you don’t feel motivated (because that scenario is so much more achievable). In this post, I’m going to show you the step-by-step process that has helped me stay consistent with working out – let’s get into it!
Step 1: Make A Plan
The first step is to make a specific plan about exactly what workout you’re going to do and exactly when you’re going to do it. Sounds obvious, right? But so many of us don’t actually do this because we’re so scared we won’t stick to our plans, which actually makes it even harder to follow through!
To make a plan, all you need to do is make decisions about the who, what, when, where and how. And it needs to be done in advance. Here are a couple of examples: ‘I will go to the gym today at 5:30pm to do a spin class.‘ or ‘I will wake up at 6 a.m. tomorrow morning, wash my face, get into my workout gear and immediately go to the gym to do a 60-minute strength session‘.
It’s really important that your plan isn’t vague (that’s a sign you haven’t truly committed to your goal) but it can be flexible – as long as there’s no wiggle room for excuses! Because it’s super easy to make mistakes with planning healthy habits (like working out) and there are quite a few considerations that need to be made if you have an all-or-nothing mindset like me, planning is one of the main things I cover in my online course Dream Habit: A 28-Day Habit Bootcamp For Perfectionists!...