I read this quote the other day on Pinterest…& man oh man did it resonate.
Like, there are so many people out there who are waiting for someone else to do it.
You know the type? People with their heads buried so deep in the sand so they don’t have to face reality?
The truth is that in fitness…( & life ) no one’s going to bust your ass for you.
I know, I know, I wish I had like, two muscle-y men to come fetch me out of bed every morning to carry me on a king carrier/litter to the gym whilst feeding me plump grapes & green juice….
But newsflash (!!): no one’s going to carry me to the gym, or hold my hands at Pilates, or force my ass out of bed for a beach workout.
Ok so, here’s my advice: keep.yourself.accountable.
How the hell do you do that? Well:
1.} Google calendars: just, seriously the best invention ever. Scheduling your workouts in your calendar does something crayyyyy to the subconscious. Don’t believe me? Try it.
2.} Plan on working out seven days a week. Trust. Read more here.
3.} Workout with a friend. If I plan a workout with friends, it feels like a date that I can’t stand up.
4.} Be realistic. For me waking up at 5 am & going for a chill, lil 9 mile run isn’t my cup of tea. I prefer late afternoon Pilates or 9 am barre class. If you work 9-5, then schedule your workouts to work with what is easiest for YOU. Just because your co-worker goes to gym at 5:30 pm, doesn’t mean that works for YOU. Maybe you’re a morning person? IDK. Doing whatever works for you is a no-fail plan.
5.} Lay your workout clothes out. Ya. Like in 5th grade. It seriously is a game-changer.
6.} Ultimately: “it’s your ass. You move it.” You can’t hire someone ( unfortunately ) to move your ass. So if you’re waiting around waiting for you butt to shrink, it’s not going to shrink on the couch. Move it or lose it.
BTW: it’s not always easy. There are so many days I want to be a lazy shit & sit on the couch & watch “Housewives.” But laziness never got anyone anywhere, so I drag my ass out of the house. The hardest part is always getting to the gym/studio/etc. I don’t want to be one of those fitness bloggers that’s like a cheerleader jumping up & down with excitement about the gym. It’s not RA RA, all the time. I totally have my off days…
On that note, anyone else have any fitness tips that help you stay on track?
Ok, now go sweat!! x L