Sometimes motivation can be hard to find. While we all want to embrace a healthy, happy and active lifestyle, our busy day-to-day schedules can make it hard to find time for exercise (understatement of the year)!
But we’ve got you covered with our top tips to help you find that motivation (and stick to it)!
Get to the FUN
When the words ‘fitness’ or ‘exercise’ pop up, the word ‘fun’ isn’t normally top-of-mind. But the secret to finding a workout that you can stick to day after day and week after week, is finding one you enjoy (yes, there is such a thing)!
Think: dancing around the house, head banging and jumping around (when the curtains are closed preferably), or walking somewhere beautiful, soaking in the surroundings (bonus points if you can get some ‘Mum time’ away from the kids and chat with the girls).
Look outside in the backyard, have you got steps or a trampoline? You’ll be surprised at how much of an exercise regime your backyard can provide! Maybe you have a bike you can dust off. We often overlook the fun fitness tools we already have, just waiting to be used. So get on your bike, work those stairs and bounce your way to fitness on your trampoline. There are so many ways you can be active; it’s discovering which activity you love that’s the hard part!
Which brings us to fun family activities that can provide an excellent workout…
We’re all about family, and believe spending time together is so important. And turning exercise into family time makes it so much more rewarding.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
It’s so easy to put your fitness off, to make excuses and talk yourself out of exercise. But cliché as it sounds, the hardest step is to just start somewhere.
Once you’ve begun, you’ll find it’s easier to keep going. Make a concerted effort to do bits of exercise that you really enjoy every week, then every day and once you’ve got yourself into a rhythm, you’ll find motivation easier in next to no time!
And eating healthy and exercising often go hand in hand. Ever find that you’re better behaved with your eating habits just after you’ve had a great workout? It’s human nature to!
You’ll be amazed at how much of a workout you can get in everyday activities. Whenever possible, take the stairs. Park further away when you drop the kids off at school or day care so you need to walk further to your car. Hold that squat for just a little bit longer when you go to sit down or stand up.
And try to find a way to turn family chores into active fun: