"Working Out Is My Drug, Not Only Do You Look Good, But You Feel Good"
Eating and working out, completely opposites.
Both are my two favorite things to do. But staying motivated to work out can be a challenge for some. Including me! For others it comes natural.
Story of my life 🙂
Staying motivated to work out is not as easy as it looks. And if you’re friends with me on social media you see that I am constantly in the gym. I may make it look easy but most days I have no motivation to exercise.
How Can I Get Myself Motivated To Go To The Gym?
Don’t you just love to have real conversations with real women on staying motivated to workout. Better yet, I like to listen to other ladies work out motivation tips. This way we can share each others ideas and experiences.
You just never know how another woman’s experience can inspire you to do something different. Something even better, something great!
Meet Cortney Wilson
Cortney is a wife and mother to two beautiful little girls, Elizabeth Ivy and Lillian Mae. It was an honor to link up with her for this post. Cortney has always been very open about her workout journey. Shortly after her second child she was right back in the gym.
Now if that’s not gym motivation for females then what is it?
Her Instagram post are always so uplifting and inspirational. Between working, being a wife and mother, having a side business I just had to pick her brain.
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I just had to know
“What’s your secret? How do you stay motivated to workout?”
If you’re struggling on staying motivated to exercise, read on to hear more about how she does it.
Setting Examples For Her Daughters
Children do what they see us do, not what we tell them to do.
How many of you heard that before? Well any parent can relate to that statement. Because it is 100% accurate. Cortney’s daughters motivate her to workout. She believes that it is important for them to see her active. Even at a young age children can understand the connection between working out and how it leads to a healthy lifestyle.
Working Out Is Her Therapy
A routine exercise plan has been linked to improving depression, anxiety, insomnia, and other mental health difficulties. There is most definitely a direct correlation between the way your body feels and how your brain feels. If your body feels good, it sends signals to your brain. As a result your brain also feels good!
While drinking margaritas might be therapy for some, Cortney says exercising is definitely her therapy. After a rough day at work, going to the gym is always her go to. After an hour or so at the gym, not only do you look good but you feel good too.
Make exercising fun! Even though you haven’t reached your goal weight just yet, always remember even baby steps deserve an applause. Working out should be enjoyable, turn it into something that you look forward to. If you look forward to exercising you’ll be more motivated to keep going back.
Buy yourself a new workout outfit. Try a waist trainer, splurge on your favorite pre-workout. Cortney treats herself to new workout clothes about once or twice a month.
Wearing new work out clothes is a confidence booster. You tend to stay in the gym a little longer because you feel good about yourself.
“If you don’t feel like working out it’s okay to take a day or two off. Be gentle with yourself if you need a break. You don’t have to be so hard on yourself. The important thing is to get back on track as soon as you can. The hardest thing to do is pick up where you left off after stopping for so long. Ya gotta look for ways that motivate YOU as a person. Whatever works just keep it going and don’t stop”
What in your life motivates you to workout? What advice would you give on staying motivated to work out? What would you tell your best friend who has a hard time going to the gym?