Ok so you’ve fallen out of your exercise groove? What can you do to get back into a routine? I got you…
First step is all about SELF IDENTITY. Research finds you are more likely to exercise, even during hectic times, if YOU THINK OF YOURSELF AS AN ACTIVE PERSON. TRUTH: You will act in alignment with the person you think you are. So use your inner self talk to channel your inner athlete.
After that, read on to uncover which of the 4 reasons is holding you back & try the fix…
The 4 REASONS YOU AREN’T EXERCISING + THE FIX
1. You Have The Wrong Motivation
✨ THE FIX: FOCUS ON IMMEDIATE BENEFITS.
Humans aren’t hard wired to care too much about the future. So instead of thinking about long-term aesthetic goals, switch the focus to the pleasure you feel immediately. Things such as feeling proud of yourself for showing up, the energy boost you get, the better mood you’re in, increased confidence because you accomplished something, etc.
2. You Have No Time
✨ THE FIX: DO LESS!
Instead of skipping exercise when short on time, just do a quickie. Research suggests that even 15 minutes a day can increase your lifespan by 3 years & decrease your risk of disease. You don’t need an hour, and we all have 15 minutes! Something is always better than nothing & this attitude helps you stay consistent which is > perfect.
3. You’re Too Tired
✨ THE FIX: HALF ASS IT (+ use some natural energy boosters).
When you feel lazy, tell yourself you’ll exercise but you won’t give it your all. This will help you consistently show up which is the goal, not working out so hard that you burn out. Plus some pre-workout natural energizers can help such as matcha or beet drinks + turn on high vibe music before workouts to get you in the mood.
4. You Just Don’t Feel Like It
✨ THE FIX: MAKE IT MORE FUN.
If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. Go for a walk w/ a good podcast, jog w/ good views or an exciting destination, do something you liked as a kid such as jump rope, do it with a friend, etc.
3. Ideally it’s the same time daily, or at least in the same order each day (for example after 1 cup of coffee, before emails) to establish more automation, less decision.