Saturday, 26 April 2014

My 3 Golden Rules for Getting Motivated

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Before my Easter holidays I was in a solid routine of uni, exercise, blogging and work. It was going so well; I'd lost six pounds and was starting to feel more comfortable about my body again after putting on a stone last year. Since I've broken up for the Easter and been away, I've slipped out of my routine and in turn completely avoided doing any exercise. It's been almost three weeks, I've put on three pounds, I feel like poo and I'm getting fed up. I'm 100% ready to get back into my routine and to whip myself into back shape. The thing is, when you've been out of routine for so long even when you want to get back into it, it can be difficult. Here are my three rules to get yourself out of that rut and back into the swing of things!

1) Remind yourself of your goal

My main motivation to exercise is that I don't want to look or feel like a slob when I go on holiday in the Summer with my boyfriend and his family to the beautiful Sitges (pictured above). I do not want his parents and brother to look at me in a bikini and think, 'wow, she's letting herself go'. The thought of this fills me with dread, hence kick starts my motivation to get fit. Always remind yourself of why you wanted to get fit in the first place to shed that lack of motivation and direction.

2) Don't start tomorrow

Start today! Starting right then and there means there is no opportunity for you to wake up tomorrow morning and make an excuse of why not to do your exercise. Even if its the end of the day, the gym is shut and it's too late for a run make some time for even a tiny bit of exercise. The other day I did crunches in front of Celebrity Juice. Not exactly a hardcore lengthy gym sesh but when you need to get back into your exercise routine (or any routine) it's about getting back into that mindset of not making excuses and wanting to exercise whatever the circumstances. 

3) List the benefits

I guarantee there will be more than you realize. Taking the time out to physically list and properly think about the benefits of exercise will make you understand there are way more good things that come from exercise than just a sexy summer body. Exercise does wonders for you inside just as much as outside and these are advantages that we should never underestimate the importance of. 

I'm slowly but surely getting re-motivated and back into shape, I hope these tips helps anyone else in the same position as me!

Lots of love,
xXx
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  1. Great ideas, especially don't start tomorrow. Tomorrow never seems to come!
    http://www.dangerouslydelilah.com

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  2. Great motivation post, will try it feels like good advice. you have a great blog too <3

    Love the blue dress that is just for £5 :D it suits you.

    MLFx | May la Faye

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    1. Thanks so much, that means so much xxx

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  3. Such a motivating post to read - thanks for sharing the positivity! I am in dire need of stopping putting things off til tomorrow - what's wrong with right now, right?

    http://www.filthypaws-and-silkydrawers.blogspot.com/

    xx

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    1. I'm also guilty of doing that, once you kick that bad habit though it feels so good! Xx

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  4. Amazing post!

    NATALLIA // http://my-name-is-natalia.blogspot.com

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  5. Great tips. Sitges looks beautiful, have a great time!
    strupag.com

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    1. Thanks so much, I can't wait to go xx

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  6. These tips are so true. Especially the one about reminding yourself of your goal. Been really struggling with my weight loss lately (I've just finished losing five and a bit stone and trying to maintain it!) and need to keep reminding myself of how much I don't wanna be fat again :')

    Thanks for sending me your link in last night's #lbloggers chat. I'm following you now! If you want to have a pop over to mine I'm at Lots of Love, Me. :)

    Can't wait to read more!

    Vicky xx

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    1. Well done, you should be so proud of yourself! Yeah, I think remembering the amazing feeling of when you first lost the weight defo helps me with watching my weight xxx

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  7. Hello, you left me your link after yesterday's #lbloggers chat so I thought I'd drop by and say hi :)

    I really enjoyed reading this post, I struggle so much with getting myself motivated so it'll be interesting to put some of your tips into practice xo

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  8. Great tips! It's so hard to fight for a goal when there are all these temptations around you... I've had homework to do in the two weeks holiday I've been having but have managed to push it down to this last week, and it's too much for that! I've completed one of the three tasks today, and hopefully can do another by leaving the last and longest for the next two days. Plenty of time to practice the presentation in the final two days as well!

    So, I shall be using these tips to keep me going throughout all these works and stay motivated. Breaks are allowed though, right? ;)

    http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/04/sherlock-holmes-game-of-shadows.html

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    1. Course, always reward yourself with a break or something or the other! Good luck finishing all your work xx

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  9. Great tips! Actually wrote a blog post this week about being inspired!
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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    1. Ahh I'll be sure to check it out! Xx

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  10. "Don't Start Tomorrow" is especially good advice. I'm the worst person out there for putting things off and if I did actually start things straight away instead of thinking "oh, it can wait", then more things would be accomplished:-) Great post:-)

    http://indierockkid.com

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    1. That's the one that always gets me as well! I'm slowly but surely training myself to stop putting things off haha xx

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  11. I need to take a leaf out of your book. I'm here worried I will look like a whale on the beach, but yet I have not attempted to exercise yet. I'm taking notes, thanks for your tips!

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  12. Great rules gorgeous :)
    I love all three rules and I think everyone needs to know these ;D

    Sensitive Epidermis | Rainbow
    xxx

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