Happy St. Patty’s day to you lads! I am a total ditz and forgot it was St. Patrick’s day so I have zero green on at work. I think a pinch is coming my way at some point today. I hope you were better prepared than me.
I had an amazing weekend! Saturday we stopped by the River O’ Green event in Downtown Tampa to see the Hillsborough river turned emerald!
Followed by lunch at our favorite Mediterranean restaurant, Paninoteca. Their hummus is amazingly delicious.
Spanakopita + Greek Salad + Hummus = Heaven
Sunday started with a long run over the Clearwater bridges with my running buddy Nicole. It was misty, overcast weather, which we were very happy about because it keep us from getting too hot.
Luckily, the clouds cleared just as we finished which made for the perfect beach day. Brad and I spent the rest of the day at the beach with his family. It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday.
We all have those days. Where the last think we want to freakin’ do is workout, all we want is a tub of ice cream and the couch. I know the feeling, luckily over the years I’ve mastered some tips to get instant motivation when I don’t feel like working out.
5 Tips for Workout Motivation
1. Create a New Playlist or find a new Podcast
I use spotify on my phone which allows me to constantly change-up my playlists so that things never get boring. Also, if you make a rule that you can only listen to your favorite songs and/or podcasts while you’re working out it helps. When the Serial podcast came out I was running nonstop because I made a rule that I could only listen to it while I was working out.
One of my favorite workout songs right now..
It’s so upbeat & fun!
2. New workout clothes
This one always does the trick for me. If your budget allows grab yourself some cute new workout gear, then you’ll be super excited to sport it for your next workout. Don’t forget to do the squat, run in place, jumping jack test in the dressing room to make sure your new gear will look cute AND perform well.
3. Try a different workout
If you are dreading your workout… DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT! Life is too short, if the one thing stopping you from working out is running then go to spinning or power yoga or pilates or barre – the possibilities are endless people, make it happen! 🙂
4. Give it 10 minutes
On those days when you cannot get your butt out the door for a workout make a deal with yourself that you will go to the gym (or for a run) for 10 minutes. If at the end of those 10 minutes you’re still not into working out then you can go home. I usually find that when the 10 minutes are up I’m already getting into a groove. Which means that I end up working up for a longer period of time. However, even if you just get 10 minutes in that is still better than nothing, right??
5. Treat yo’ self
Create a reward system for your workouts or runs. For example, if you make all your scheduled workouts for 2 weeks then reward yourself with a cute new workout top (combining tips 2 & 5 here 😉 ). You could also reward your hard work with a massage, a pedicure, rent your favorite movie, whatever floats your boat! However, the experts say don’t reward yourself for working out with food,
not that I listen so you should probably listen to them.
Those are some of my favorite workout motivation tips! I’d love to hear what tips or tricks you use to get your butt out the door on those low energy days.
How was your weekend?
Do you use any of these tips?
What type of workout do you dread the most & which one is your favorite?