I long to be healthy and in shape. I was there once and let it all slip through my pizza-eating-hands. So how do I get back there?
In my head, everything plays out perfectly…I wake up super early, put on my sweats, turn up the tunes and go out for a run. The kind of run you see in motivational posters.
In reality, things are a little different. Okay a lot different. I wake up at around 5 or 5:30ish….plenty of time to get in a 30 minute run, shower and then prep for work. I make a cup of coffee while my brain is screaming…GET DRESSED!!! GET EXERCISING!!!! I plop down on the couch and flip open my laptop….again my brain is yelling “YOU IDIOT!!! WHAT ARE YOU DOING!! GET….get…..ooo pinterest!:” and voila…exercise averted.
It has now come down to the wise ol’ saying “poop or get off the pot” (you know what I mean….had to keep that PG13 😉 ). Regardless of how I get into shape, I need to get started and at least do something.
So here are a couple of ways I am going to utilize to get started and stay on the path to getting healthy.
- Commit to at least 30 minutes of exercise. The exercises below are a great example of what you can do at home without any equipment. So if your excuse is that you aren’t a part of a gym or don’t have any equipment……sorry – it won’t fly today. 😉
Reward yourself for a great workout. I’m thinking of a delicious and nutritious smoothie. This mango yogurt smoothie would make 30 minutes of working out worth it for sure.
- Get some kick butt music that motivates you to push yourself. One song that I recently fell in love with is Good Feeling by Flo Rida. Every time I hear this song or see the video I want to get up and work out.
And most importantly, do not get discouraged. As my sister always tells me, the weight didn’t come on overnight so it won’t fall off overnight. Persistence is the key.
Do you workout? How do you motivate yourself to workout?
Are you go to start this journey with me? How does this sound….for all of us that are embarking on this journey, let’s do a weekly roll call on Tone Up Tuesdays so we can motivate each other to keep going and share our progress, tips, and tricks. How many of you are with me?
Let’s get pumped and get moving.