As the lovely Spring weather arrives, I want to make sure that you all stay inspired. I sometimes use these to help myself stay inspired, because inevitably we all need it at times 🙂
A few of the things I think that you can do to feel your best while embracing this wonderful new season:
1- Always make sure that you’re challenging yourself and not letting yourself plateau- you won’t stay inspired, if you aren’t changing it up. Needless to say, this doesn’t mean ditch your favourite spin class altogether. It means change things up and add new things into your routine. Try a new barre class, join a social media #plankaday type challenge and you’ll be really surprised how much this inspires you to improve and do better. The encouragement from those around you will help especially when it comes to social media. 🙂
2- Keep a positive attitude- You will do more, achieve more and celebrate more success if you have a positive attitude about fitness and health. It has happened to all of us- bit by the ‘bittter bug’ – we have a negative attitudes sometimes. It’s not always going to be sunny out, but the sun is still there somewhere behind the cloud. It’s up to you to find it, harness it, and get that inspiration back! You own this… do it up!
3- Write down your goals and check them off when you complete them- I’m a big fan of lists and setting goals. I get extreme satisfaction from checking things off of my list and writing the date that I completed them beside it. (See my Life KPI List) There is a lot to be said about the positive reinforcement that is found through keeping a running tally of your accomplishments. It’s all to easy to focus on the negative, but the positives will continue to take you to that new level.
4- Look for others who are on similar journeys to your own- power in numbers! When you feel like giving up find a group of similar people who are on the same path that you are when it comes to fitness. Maybe it’s joining a class to really keep you inspired, and rev up, or maybe it’s calling up some of your girl friends and going on a hike. Either way surrounding yourself with like-minded people helps you maintain your path, but also reinforces the healthy choices that you’ve been making on your own.
5- Inspire others- sometimes when you inspire someone else, the positive energy comes right back to you. It arrives in the form of that ‘feel good’, I’ve helped someone else’ type feeling and it reminds us of our own accomplishments, how far we’ve come and where we’d like to see ourselves as well. I’m not saying do things solely to inspire others, your heart also needs to be in it for you. At the end of the day if you set a great example for those around you, they will not be able to resist being inspired by you too 🙂
Happy ‘Spring’ training,