Working It Out

Once my motivation's gone, that's it. Poof - I can be back to square one. So let's talk about how to slowly get our motivation back, and ways we can kick ourselves into action.

How do we maintain our motivation to be healthy?

Forget about diets

You don't have to be on a diet to eat healthy, just make sure you are eating the right amounts of different kinds of food. 

It's all about moderation, as long as you're not head first in a death by chocolate cake, you don't have to worry! The longer you avoid certain foods, the more likely you're going to fail and slip back into eating those naughty things! So, make sure you're having balanced dishes with lots of goodness and the occasional treat.

Try new recipes

Keep a recipe book, and jot down all the recipes you find that you love. This could be passed down by your parents, found online or a recipe you've found on a blog.

Also getting creative with dishes makes eating exciting. New smoothie recipes, healthy flapjacks, banana bread, curries - there's so many tasty and healthier alternatives out there - you just have to find them!

Move more

It's easy to just sit in on a weekend, stay in bed, watch Netflix and eat biscuits. In fact, that's me right now. But it's time to get moving! Enjoy the fresh air, discover new places you haven't visited before. 

Walking is a great way to exercise, and even ten minutes outside can make all of the difference. 

Find an exercise you enjoy

Half the battle is finding an exercise you actually enjoy. It's all about trying new things, personally, I don't like going to a gym - I find it claustrophobic and not fun in the slightest. One thing I love to do is fitness DVDs, such as Charlotte Crosby's 3 Minute Belly Blitz and Josie Gibson's 30 Second Slim. Both amazing workouts, and so fun!

Drink more water

Water is my enemy. I definitely don't drink enough, but it's a great way to boost your energy and be healthy. For my Birthday, I got a Bobble bottle which has definitely made a difference, so if you struggle drinking enough water, this could be worth a try.

Forget about everyone else

You don't have to do what everyone else it doing, you don't need a gym membership, you don't need to go for a run four times a week and you don't need to post pictures on social media. If you do, that's totally fine, but just because everyone else is, definitely doesn't mean you do too.

Work at your own speed, eat what you find benefits you and exercise when you want. Don't feel pressured by what's happening around you.

Progress

Don't be afraid to document your progress, this could be in a diary or through an app. 

I find that My Fitness Pal is a great app which is so useful for finding out what you're eating, and documenting your progress. It's a great motivator, and will decrease the chances of slipping into bad habits.

Top up on your workout clothes

I like to get new workout clothes from time to time, for some reason it really motivates me. But that could just be me, because, I mean, clothes...

The workout clothes pictured above are from New Look, and I'm really loving their collection at the moment.

How do you maintain your motivation?

Hannah x

4 comments

  1. Diets are the worst! I feel like all people do is try them, fail them which then makes people eat more. I think it's way better to just have a balanced diet! And drinking loads of water helps me because it fixes everything: skin, hair... everything!

    Robyn / Phases Of Robyn

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  2. New workout clothes definitely get me in the mood to work out haha

    Hannah | Whoops It's Hannah

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  3. Yas, getting new workout clothes/shoes motivates me too!! I'll need to download the app. Thanks for the tips! :)
    ♥NY
    Yours Truly, NY | INSTAGRAM

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  4. new workout gear and recipes are definitely the way to get me more motivated! along with a good playlist!

    love katy @ THE RAWRDROBE x

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