“You are only one Work – Out Away from a Good Mood”
Aren’t we all guilty of thinking or feeling the “I am in no mood to workout blues”.
So how do you stay motivated, or like theAwkwardYeti, how does one remember to workout?
I think it boils down to one thing: What is the one workout you absolutely love?
I would like to trace back to how I went from aversion to working out to being in love with it!
Before I was off to college, a group of friends and I would play Basketball, every single day. The court was like our second home. So even if I did not religiously focus on what I ate, I still had a decent level of fitness.
But college changed everything. Just like the comic , I had forgotten what it was like to have activity in my life – I did occasionally go for a jog in Lal Bagh on my aunt’s insistence, but my standard excuse was – we walk so much in college, the campus is so big!
Through the three years – my diet went for an absolute toss, and exercise out of the window. I even gave up on dancing! The one time I danced in front of my classmates – and bam – ligament tear! I feel like that was my body’s way of punishing me for my ignorance.
Fast forward to 2016 – if there was one work out I genuinely enjoyed it was DANCE! Since I couldn’t risk doing that, I had to find an alternate love.
Now this took a lot of research (endless browsing through Youtube Videos):
(You can find the links for the workouts at the end of this post)
The great part about doing workout videos is the feeling of working out with someone else, and with fitness trainers like Jessica Smith and Casey Ho – they manage to put you at ease and keep you motivated, you start to believe that they want the best for you! They remind you to do it for well – being and not merely for looks.
How to stick to a work out regime and get past missing it ?
- Set a Goal
Whether it is losing weight or maintaining it, or getting that 6 – pack ab – trust me, its not impossible.
2. Your mind will not trick you, until you let it
Only you have the power to convince yourself what is important. No one can do it for you. If you are able to convince yourself you don’t need to work out, why can’t you do the opposite?
3. Remind yourself why you started in the first place
I have mentioned this earlier too, have doodles, charts whatever you need and hang them in your room to keep you going.
4. Be Grateful
Be grateful that you have a well functioning body. Remind yourself that its the only one you can live in. So treasure it, and look after it.
5. Don’t compromise, you deserve better than what you are settling for:
As easily as you select your favorite flavor of ice cream or pizza, apply the same to your work out. Pick the one thats best for you, and don’t stop.
And 3 months from now you will thank yourself for how far you have come!
The physical changes you observe will always be a plus, but its the change in your mental health thats the real deal. You will feel energetic throughout the day and mindfulness will surround you like a cloak. You will notice how happy and in control you are.
Try it, and see for yourself!
Links for different channels:
- Jessica Smith – https://www.youtube.com/user/jessicasmithtv
- Casey Ho – https://www.youtube.com/user/blogilates
- Spark People – https://www.youtube.com/user/sparkpeople
- Fitness Blender – https://www.youtube.com/user/FitnessBlender
If it burns , you are getting closer!