Motivation for your Monday

Somedays you just don’t want to go to the gym and although it is good to give your body a break, it’s best to not go more than three days without working out so, here are my tips on what to do if you’re in a workout rut.

  1. Ask a friend to hit up the gym with you! This is always my go-to when I need motivation to go to the gym because my friend will give me that extra push that I need. They help keep you accountable. I look forward to working out with my small group for CHAARG every week 🙂
  2. Change up your routine. This is a HUGE one. Doing the same thing over and over again can get boring and only works a fraction of the muscles in your body. Change up your workouts to keep them fun.
  3. Find some new music. A good workout jam always gets me to run a little faster and longer so change up your workout playlist by finding some new tunes.

One of my favorite things to do is to put on a fun workout video and dance with my roommates. Check this one out 🙂 This is especially nice when I start to feel stressed and overwhelmed. 

Make sure that you are listening to your body. If you’re at the gym and only putting in 50% cause your body is tired, take a break. Pushing your body too hard can cause injury and can quickly put you in a rut. Take the day off and go 100% tomorrow.

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