Staying Focused & Reaching Goals
The number one question I get besides what I do to workout, is how do I stay on track and stay motivated? I love getting this question because the truth is, everyone doubts themselves but doesn’t know what they’re capable of. I used to never workout, and never be athletic. I was that girl in gym class that would do everything they could to get out of any physical activity, I never played sports growing up and was the most uncoordinated person I knew. During this time it didn’t really bother me because I somehow lucked out and was still happy with the way I looked. As time caught up with me, I wasn’t unhappy with my body but I knew that my body could look so much better. So that in itself is a way that I stay motivated, knowing that I am not being my best self if I am not pushing my limits. As I’m getting older I realize that my body will not continue to just look the way it can without any hard work. I cannot stand waking up in the morning feeling like I could’ve done more the day before. I believe so much in being the best version of yourself because that is what is going to make you feel unstoppable. Don’t get me wrong, we all have our bad days and there are plenty of mornings I wake up and do feel like I could’ve done more yesterday but that gives me even more motivation to get up and get that new day going. Once I started having this mentality, my want to workout changed for sure. I love feeling my best (who doesn’t?) and the reality is for me, the way my body looks does make a huge impact on how I feel. I realize not everyone feels this way and there’s nothing wrong with that or how I feel, but for someone who wants to change their mindset this sure helped me.
Another thing I love to do to stay on track is stick to a specific program. My previous Fitness Friday post included my schedule that I like to stick to, but even more in-depth of that I like to use a workout program so that I know what to do every day. For example, when I chose to start my new program P.volve, I loved the fact they had different scheduled workouts that you could follow. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I recently did the 2 week beginner program because I wanted to get the moves down. The way the program worked was awesome because you could pick your start date and it automatically adjusts to that and gives you what you need to do on each day, along with your respected “rest days”. Each program specifically works the way that they set it up so it’s important that you follow it, but also holds you accountable for doing the workouts and staying on track.
Results. Nothing I can say that’s more effective than seeing results. I don’t mean a real transformation, of course I love that as well but the smallest things push me to keep going. Feeling the strength in my arms or seeing a small definition in my stomach is when the real motivation kicks in. People may ask how it’s possible to always be seeing results but it can be as little as being able to do just one more pushup or run for one minute long, and that stuff is happening every time you workout. Feeling your body get stronger is one of the best feelings I’ve ever felt and it makes the workout ten times easier.
However, I want to make it clear that I don’t feel this way every day. I have my off days and days where I don’t feel strong at all, but that’s also what this post is about. To tell you that that is okay and every day doesn’t have to be perfect-or even close to it. I just hope that maybe some of these tips and thoughts can help someone get the motivation they need to start or continue their journey. Thank you guys for reading, and I hope you all have a great weekend! (All outfit and equipment details linked in shop page and below!)
With Love, Taylor