Sometimes the whole process of dieting and working out gets mundane.
Whatever the reasons may be, being fit and healthy is a necessity, not just for aesthetic purposes, but also for health reasons.
Oh but the road can be dark and lonely, and your goal to that perfect body seems so far away and rather far fetched. But anything is possible right? Right?
As you begin to question yourself, then doubt yourself, then reach for that donut and turn a non cheat day into a cheat week and so on and so forth.
Aka plummet into reasoning with yourself and then convincing yourself that you will start again tomorrow.
The bottom line is you need more motivation.
Much more than having a really good playlist to get you working out to.
Much more than having a picture of the perfect body you are aiming for up on your wall.
Much more than all those Instagram profiles you follow for inspiration.
And the solution is…
Reward yourself everytime you make a positive decision related to your health and fitness plan.
It’s a simple payoff that aids our motivation.
Things you will need:
A glass jar as your money jar
Make notes of what you need to do in order to get to your ultimate body goal and add a money value to it, for example:
Personalize the table to suit your personal goals and your budget.
At the end of everyday pay yourself for what you have accomplished.
Sometimes having cash on hand everyday is a problem, however another idea is to tally up the amount at the end of each week and physically go to an ATM to withdraw the cash that you worked so hard for and put it into your jar. Once you commit to putting the money in your jar, you will have an urge of motivation, so make it visible. Effort engenders motivation.
By making your jar visible you will be reminded about your goal everyday, so you don’t loose sight of it.
Once you have conquered your ultimate body goal, use the money to further encourage your health and fitness lifestyle.
For example, sign – up for a fitness challenge to take your fitness to the next level, I strongly recommend Adventure Bootcamp with location in six provinces around South Africa or indulge in some designer fitness gear to suit your new bod, or get some fancy gadgets like a Fitbit, or an even better idea is to book yourself a professional fitness photoshoot and show off some of your best angles on Instagram, not only to bloat but also to have pictures of yourself that you can be proud of.
The Pros of the Fitness Goal Plan are bountiful:
– Plan a more targeted fitness regimen
– You will be motivated to do more physical activities
– It eliminates the boredom of working out, by trying new activities
– Your knowledge on health and fitness will surge
– Keep track of what is working and not working for you
– Review and edit your fitness routine
– Building and sticking to healthy habits
– Being fit and healthy will eventually become a lifestyle
– There’s always something to look forward to
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Pot Of Gold Blog By Sheena Deepnarain