How To Fight A Slip In Motivation

Mar 5

Struggling to kickstart your workouts? Follow Steph Prem’s simple guide to increase your motivation to re-energise your wellbeing routine.

Make value-based goals

Goals are often based on last-minute ‘quick fixes’, instead of sustained lifestyle changes or value-based goals. For example: the ‘need to lose 5 kg yesterday’ mentality will lead to depravation and increased stress. A healthy, long-term goal can be as simple as endeavouring to eat a more balanced diet and drink less in the lead-up to an event. More often than not, long-term, value-based goals will lead to success.

Ask yourself ‘why?’

You need to know what your core values are. Finding out what really keeps my clients ticking is key to keeping them on track, so I work on ‘why’ they are on their health journey and ‘how’ we can improve their overall life quality and experience. Make a list and refer back to it. I ask clients to give themselves a score out of 10 in all categories. This normally leads to self-accountability, where they can see on paper where they might be falling off the bandwagon.

Get a buddy

A fitness buddy keeps you accountable, goal orientated and motivated. Book classes together, try new things, turn up for each other.

Try new things

Try different styles of exercise – keep your body guessing. Be creative and try different class styles to keep you motivated. Your body responds well to change – If you have been trying to lose weight or boost your energy for some time now, it might mean you need to mix up your routine and try something new. You’ll be surprised by the results!

Reward yourself

I like to prepare myself a nice breakfast or meet a friend for a meal or coffee after a big workout – it makes me feel like I’ve earned it more.

Fit focus

Dedicate 10 to 15 minutes of daily, non-negotiable self-empowerment practice to yourself. No phone, no company, no pressure – think stretching, breathe work, dancing, meditating or foam rolling. I know I’m a better person to others when I dedicate more time to looking after myself better.

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