15 Ways Women can Motivate Themselves To Workout in 2015.
(Written By Women, Not Fitness Professionals!)
This year I wanted to blog about what motivates everyday women to exercise? And I didn’t want to hear it from a fitness professional like myself. So, I asked the women on my Keep Life Simple Facebook page, what motivated them to workout? And we came up these with 15 winners!
1. A good selection of your favourite dance music! It gets me up every time! Suzi
2. Working out with someone else – I will not keep my word with me – but will always keep my word with others! Susie
3. I am motivated by wanting to look my best for me and for my mental health. Suzanne
4. Breakfast and coffee with other walking friends. Lesley
5. Do a workout that you like. Julie
6. Pair up with a friend so that you have no excuse not to go. A buddy system is the way to go. Tracey
7. Dance music makes exercise fun shbam is hip! Wendy
8. I need to feel good mentally for my work and family….so a good power walk 1st thing works for me.. Sharon
9. Going with my grown sons, who encourage me! Teresa
10. I’ve been working on my fitness seriously for a year now. And what motivates me is becoming stronger and fitter and having a body that reflects that. Seeing results helps to. Feed your body good food, change your workouts regularly and try new recipes. All this leaves me feeling proud of my achievements and happy to continue in this way. Self-motivation is the best motivation, you can put off friends or miss a PT session, but you can’t hide or lie to yourself. Love where you are, be kind when/if you have a setback, get up and start again. There is no upset you can’t come back from. Go girls xxx Carol
11. I’ve been on a cruise for two weeks and I ate and ate, so I went back to gym today. I ate light, and I’m not going to stress too much, but I need to lose a few kg!!!! Andrea
12. I want to be strong…physically, mentally & emotionally. On those days when I feel a little flat, I coach myself and say, “Just do 5 minutes & see how you feel” – once you start, it’s easy to continue. The feeling at the end of a workout is one I never regret. Vanessa
13. Remembering that I’m a role model to my kids and that I want to feel like I did 20 years ago! Pip
14. Good music is a must! But also, l don’t kill myself, so it’s enjoyable – don’t want to make it so unpleasant that I dread going! Sue
15. Looking in the mirror motivates me to exercise sometimes. I am motivated because I look great; other times, I am motivated because I don’t like what I see. Donna.
Music seemed to be the overall winner, so pump up the volume (do they still say that?) and keep on working out throughout the Christmas holidays and New Year!
Keep Life Simple