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Motivation to workout can be hard when your daily and weekly schedule gets disrupted. Having events that fall outside of our control can easily get our mood down. Most of us rely on consistency in our schedule or the accountability of others to keep us moving on the right path towards our goals. It begs the question: “How do I find the motivation to workout?” 

Here are some ideas within your control that could help you regain a sense of motivation:

  • Get up early and get something done.
    • Get a few items checked off your list. Make a success of the day early in the day: dishes, laundry, yard work, make family breakfast, etc.
    • Add your workout at the end of the list. Final checkbox for today’s tasks
  • Pump up the jams!
    • Listen to music that gets you moving! Prince, Lady Gaga, Pop radio station, etc.
  • Buy/Order a new outfit.
    • Go to Target or go on Amazon and get a new shirt, leggings, shoes, something that you would want to wear and sweat in!
  • Go for a fast-paced, brisk walk.
    • Get your heart rate up, get out in the sunshine, help boost your mood! Come back and give your workout a try!
  • Reward yourself.
    • Allow yourself to a treat or small cheat meal at the end of the week when you get all your workouts done. And no, a whole pizza to yourself doesn’t count.
  • Call/video call your friends.
    • Workout together in a video chat. Most of us are extroverts. It helps to have people talk to us while we workout.
  • Virtual workout with your trainer!
    • Ask your trainer for a virtual workout. Having a coach there to encourage you and keep you on track towards your goals!

This list certainly isn’t limited to just these ideas. It’s all about, what do YOU have control over that helps boost your mood and motivation to workout! Let us know what you like to do. Try something new in your routine to stimulate your motivation!

Written By:
Landon Whitaker
Personal Trainer
Landon@bodyoutfitters.com

If you want to talk more about Virtual Training reach out today! I offer a variety of options and can discuss the best way to meet your goals and budget.

Virtual training is personalized to your needs, the equipment you have, and to help you meet your goals. LIVE sessions and template workouts with supporting videos are available.

Meal Preparation

Failing to prepare means you are preparing to fail. The best way to stay on track with nutrition is by continuing to prepare your own food. If you want to be efficient, preparing for a couple of days at a time will make life easier. With food readily available, it is easier to avoid the temptation of ordering out or just grabbing a snack to hold yourself over. 

Making healthier choices while grocery shopping is another simple tip to continue your success. Grabbing snacks that aren’t a good option nutritionally, is again setting yourself up for failure. Now is the perfect time to make sure you are fueling your body with the proper resources. Your body will thank you for giving it what it needs. 

Following a Workout Plan

Just finishing up guiding my clients through virtual training and developing workout templates

The best advice for maintaining, or even progressing during this time is to look for some guidance. People are more likely to stick to a plan versus trying to freelance their own workouts. Without proper guidance, there isn’t much accountability, knowledge can be lacking, and the intensity of workouts tends to lesser. 

The most ideal option would be to work with someone one-on-one that can create something specifically for you, knowing your strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. If that isn’t an option, then following workouts from a fitness app, or going along with some fitness videos can be more beneficial than relying on yourself. 

Tyler Gustafson
Personal Trainer
Tyler@bodyoutfitters.com

If you’re ready for Fitness Success and would like guidance on nutrition and workouts, reach out today! I offer a variety of options available to assist you, including virtual training.

Virtual training is personalized to your needs, the equipment you have, and to help you meet your goals. LIVE sessions and template workouts with supporting videos are available.

Exercise is typically known for its benefits when it comes to physical health, physique, and aerobic capacity. However, have you ever stopped to think about how important exercise is when it comes to emotional health? I believe the most motivating factor to continue exercising is how great it makes you feel. 

In fact, research has shown that people who exercise tend to have a higher sense of well-being, more energy, and more positive thoughts throughout the day. Studies have also shown that exercise can be just as effective at treating mild to moderate depression as antidepressant medication. A recent study from the Harvard School of Public Health has found that running for 15 minutes a day or walking for an hour can reduce the risk of depression by 26%! This can be super beneficial!

Now is a great time to continue physical activity. Whether that be walking, running, or at-home workouts. Just because the studio isn’t open doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Find some time to exercise today and let’s keep our minds healthy!

Give this 10-15 minute Tabata workout a try:

 ** do 6 total rounds, 10s of rest in between rounds. Really important to keep on correct time intervals!

  • Rear foot elevated on a chair or couch x 20s each leg
  • Torso elevated side plank w/ rotation x 20s each side
  • Modified push up  x 20s
Written by Jace Krull
Personal Trainer
Jace@bodyoutfitters.com

If you would like to get started with a workout program at home but don’t know where to start, reach out to Body Outfitters. We offer a variety of Virtual Training options. Our virtual training is personalized to your needs, equipment you have, and to help you meet your goals.

It’s more important now than ever to have a strong, healthy immune system. 

With the threat of both the coronavirus and the pandemic pounds or quarantine-15, as I’ve heard it described, it can feel like your two options are to get sick or to pack on the pounds during this time of quarantine. 

I’m here to offer tips to help you both STAY WELL and STAY FIT! 

Here’s a three-step approach to help you improve your Lifestyle, Nutrition, and Hydration at home and all day long. It’s my 3-STEP STAY WELL & STAY FIT STRATEGY designed to get you through quarantine leaner and healthier than ever. 

STEP #1: Lifestyle: Pay attention to your habits as they relate to stress management, sleep and exercise by making sure that you put self-care as a top priority every day. Be sure to limit your stress, turn OFF the TV, and get at least 30 minutes of exercise 3-5 times per week and 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night.

These habits lay the foundation for a strong immune system and a happy body that fights infection burns fat and has every all day.

Lifestyle Habit: Commit to 30 minutes of exercise daily at home with zero equipment. In just 30 minutes, turn your body into a fat-burning machine that supercharges your metabolism and boosts your immune system. Lowering stress for HOURS after the workout just 30 minutes in the morning sets you up for ALL DAY Success. 

**Reach out to me for guidance on your at-home workouts!**

STEP #2: Nutrition: You can’t out-exercise a bad diet and your nutrition is absolutely essential in burning fat, building muscle and keeping you healthy. A diet high in clean protein, fruits, vegetables, and the right macronutrients is the most important element to overall health. 

Stay away from the fridge and the pantry in between meals! Just because you are stuck at home doesn’t mean that you have the license to eat whatever you want all day long! 

Take great tasting supplements throughout the day to curb your appetite and fuel your metabolism and immune system. 

When you first wake up set your day right with a scoop of powdered greens — each scoop is packed with vitamins and minerals from over a dozen fruits and vegetables — take this with an easy to digest multi-vitamin and you are set for the morning. 

After working out, repair your muscles and boost your metabolism with great tasting protein. Mix it up like a milkshake to build muscle and strengthen your immune system.

STEP #3: Hydration — This is often overlooked but your body’s hydration level plays a crucial role in every system functioning correctly. Without adequate hydration and the right electrolyte delivery system your body doesn’t get the nutrients it needs to recover from illness or infection — proper hydration is the key element to a well-functioning body. 

Water delivers vitamins, minerals, nutrients and to every cell in the body. Shockingly, 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated which means they are suffering from stubborn weight gain, low mood, and a compromised immune system. Solve your hydration habit by drinking water all day long. 

Focusing on these 3 steps gives you a rock-solid foundation to burn fat and fight infection. 

Written By Pat Charette
Personal Trainer/ Team Lead
Patrick@bodyoutfitters.com

Remember, YOU are the best defense against excess weight gain, low energy, and viral infections. 

If you haven’t joined one of my programs yet, now is a great time to start. Together we will get you focused on your goals with my results-driven methods. 

Call or email today to get started from home