Saturday, October 17, 2015

3 Ways to get a BETTER Workout!

So you set aside time to workout. You showed up. You got through it. But it wasn’t GREAT. Matter of fact, you just went through the motions and you’re not even sure if your time was spent well…and that SUCKS. Here are 3 things you can do to make sure you get the MOST out of your workout EVERY time!

1. Get RID of your biggest distractions!
Phone doesn’t stop? TURN IT OFF (it’s only for 30-60 minutes). Can’t get the laundry or dirty dishes off your mind? GET OUT OF THE HOUSE. Kids are jumping on you during your abs set? GET TO A GYM WITH A KIDS CLUB. We all are juggling a lot but in order to make this workout time count, you must be able to focus your energy on workout! Do what you need to clear your mind and silence your biggest distractions. You will thank yourself for it later.

2. Get around people working HARDER than you!
If you do your workouts outside your house, make sure you are surrounding yourself with other people who are giving their all! Find the FRONT of the group exercise class. Find the popular workout places in your neighborhood…a known set of stairs, open track, park or beachfront. If you are working out at home, choose a youtube, DVD, or streaming class where you can SEE other people working hard, sweating and loving it! Make sure there is something that challenges you to be your best.

3. Always add in SOMETHING YOU LOVE!
You don’t have to always love your workouts. You DO need to always add in some component that you LOVE OR something that INSPIRES you to keep going. Make sure you have 3-4 of your ultimate, favorite songs sprinkled into your playlist. Go to that class you love because the teacher is awesome. Make Saturday mornings your “track workout” day because you LOVE the crisp morning air and the sun peaking out onto the grass, track and stairs (that’s what I do LOL). There MUST be something that makes you smile, take a moment to be thankful and then go back to kicking butt.

These 3 small changes will help you to focus, bring out your best and continue towards your goals. We only have one body. Be good to it!!!

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