I don’t know about you, but I feel more motivated to workout when I have cute clothes to wear to the gym.
Once upon a time, I was an avid runner and frequented the gym. But then I had my little one, and my physical fitness hit the back burner. Not intentional, but it happens.
Pregnancy hit me really freaking hard. I was down nearly the entire 9 months from constant sickness, and it didn’t get easier postpartum. My delivery, although incredibly magical, was very hard on my body, and it took me six months to recover, vs the average three. And now, after all that, my right knee pains me every time I put too much pressure on it (yes, scheduling a doctors apt soon!).
These aren’t meant to be excuses, but a reminder to all of those out there that even a mom who LOVES sweating has had her difficulties getting back at it. Between the aches and pains that come with parenthood, and finding the time on busy days, I understand that it can be hard. Sometimes, after working, parenting, cleaning, cooking, etc., you would rather sit with a glass of red and go to bed. And I’m here to tell you I GET IT. But please don’t put your physical health on the back burner for long. Everyday is going to have it’s challeneges, and it’s our job to find the time for important things. Below I have a list of things that motivate me to get off the couch after a long day and sweat a bit:
- eating healthy all day always makes me feel accomplished and wanting to go the extra mile for my health.
- Have a partner join you! It can be a friend, spouse, or if your kid is old enough, them too! This is also great for accountability.
- having cute workout clothes ready! My pants in the images above are from F21, but they’re currently sold out. Similar are here. My jacket is lululemon, and the shoes and water bottle are from target
- Have gear at home for the days you really aren’t feeling like getting out. My favorite home gear is from Tone It Up’s Target collection.
I hope these help you get the motivation to workout this week.
In the comments bellow, I would love to hear if you use any of these methods, and what works best for you!