During this pandemic many people have lost their motivation and drive for fitness and in life, Constantly questioning when will the world return to normal. The world and our every day existence may never return to normal again, or at least the normal as we knew it. That does not mean that we must stop reaching for our goals and dreams. I am more specifically speaking of fitness goals. We all face different levels of challenges, a new work environment, family members with health risks, children at home with full time online classes, lose of your job, a job that has become more challenging or possibly fear of getting sick. Which ever scenario it may be we are all being challenged in different ways. All possibly very stressful ways. We can still reach our goals and maintain our health. We just have to rearrange and prioritize what our goals are and how to reach them.
How can i prioritize myself in my life? you might ask. Carving out some you time, even 5 mins a day can help.
Try not to compare where you where before the pandemic and where you are now. Life has changed allot, you have different challenges so now you need different solutions. And most likely as soon as you get used to the new solution you will have to change again. Resilience is key here. Maintain a positive attitude that no matter what the challenge is you will come out victorious. The destination may not be exactly what you thought it would be but that's one of the beautiful aspects of life. The key is our mindset, if you believe in the possibility of being victorious. You will be. Below are some recommendations on how you can get the ball rolling. Just like any new habit it will take a few months to master and life will not change over night. Be kind to yourself as you are making these new habits routine. Masters do not become masters without trial and error. Keep taking action to make your goals a reality.
HOW TO MAINTAIN & INSPIRE MOTIVATION FOR FITNESS
Set a schedule & stick to it (DO NOT allow yourself to think yourself out of it.)
Get an accountability buddy (someone who you will show up for.)
Find a fitness program to follow (Its set up for you so you can just show up.)
Map out your goal (Write down baby steps to reaching your goal.Choosing 1 goal at a time is helpful.)
Follow people online or read things written by people that inspire you. (Their journey might help you.)
Think positive thoughts and have positive speak about yourself.
Focus on the most positive outcome.
Take time for your self and breath (sit and breath for 5 min or go on a 10 min walk.)
Allow yourself grace to mess up and get back on the ball. (Don't focus on perfection.)
Set yourself up for success! (Pack clothes for a workout, prepare food so you have healthy options to grab, plan your meals.)
Make mountains into mole hills by making everything effortless for your self.
I hope you find this helpful.
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