Friday 24 February 2017

How to get motivated!

Hi All

I often get asked, how do I keep going? I'm not going to lie - shifting my ass out of bed on a morning is bloody hard, I'm not naturally a morning person.  But there's a few tricks that you can use to get yourself motivated and doing stuff, and here's a few tips;

1. Small steps in the right direction - so if you really can't be bothered to get up off the sofa and go for a run, or to your class; just get up and put your trainers on or get up and have a drink of water.  Just small things - but that small thing will break the pattern of 'slothliness' (think I just made that word up!), and get you moving in the right direction.

2. Buy some decent workout clothes!  It's true what they say, you've got to dress to impress.  If you're working out in your slobby clothes that you'd wear to sit around the house all day, then that's not really going to motivate you to get up and out.  So take my advice, get some decent clobber - it doesn't have to be expensive.  Put the outfit on and feel the force! :) You all know I love a jazzy legging - these are what literally get me to classes.

3. Follow the same pattern - so if Tuesday night is your Pilates class night, then so be it.  Get it ingrained into your life, nothing should come in the way of this.  Make it a habit!  No shirking - if it's raining - so what, if there's something good on the tv - so what, blah blah blah.  Believe me, I hear every excuse in the book for people not coming to classes.  
What I really want you to say to me the next time you can't make it - is 'my own health is not my priority', shift your mindset.  If you want to be a size smaller, if you want to be stronger, if you want to be free of pain - you have to work for it.  

The above, as with all of my program's and writings are all science based and proven to work (nerd girl alert!), not some wishy washy rubbish, but as with everything in life - nothing works unless you do!

Hopefully see you at the mat!

Jill x

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