Keeping Motivated - Fitness Goals

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Keeping Motivated - Fitness Goals
Staying motivated is hard and making sure we eat well and maintain our food regime is even harder, especially with those lovely Christmas cakes and treats just staring at us across the table, calling our name, tempting us with their cakey curves. So yeah, during the festive season we struggle to stay on track or maintain what we already have, I find it especially hard not to snack! So today I thought I would give you some motivational tips on how to stay on track when you’re not feeling it, these can be used during anytime of the year and as long as you have an end goal, you’ll breeze it.





DRINK WATER
I won’t witter on about how much you need to drink and how often you need to drink but it is super important to ensure your body is getting the correct hydration. If you struggle to drink water because you don’t like the taste – add some fruits to it, like Raspberry and Lemon, Mint and Strawberry or Orange and Pineapple, it’ll give you some flavour without the sugars! If you struggle with remembering to drink water buy a cheap 1 Litre water bottle, that you don’t mind writing on, get a permanent marker and write on how much you want to drink by what time. So for example you could want to drink a quarter of the bottle by 10:00am, then the next mark would be half by 12pm, then the next line three quarters by 4pm etc. Super easy but it’s a challenge and it will push you to do it.




EAT MORE OFTEN
Not what you where expecting, right? Eating 3 meals a day is great but it will leave you more prone to snacking on naughty foods, try to eat 6 smaller meals a day. For example I eat 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch, 1 Small Snack/Meal, 1 Dinner and 1 Small Snack/Meal, this keeps me fuller for longer and allows me to refrain from snacking because I’m constantly eating/full . I’ve been eating 6 meals a day for a few months now and can honestly say I think that is what has contributed to my weight loss/toning because you’re not constantly craving food to eat, your satisfied with hunger levels and you don’t really want sugary foods because your insulin levels are consistent.





STEP AWAY FROM THE SUGAR

Try to steer clear of foods with high sugar contents, like for example fruits; some fruits can be mega high in sugar that isn’t necessarily saying it’s bad for you just try and subsisting it with some veggies instead or even nuts, they say 15 mixed nuts a day can do amazing things for your body, or even some sugar snap peas; pop them bad boys out of the pods and you have instant crunchy loveliness. Obviously try to avoid overeating the chocolate and sweets but if you do have a sweet tooth try to find some healthier or organic alternatives, you’ll still curb your sugar craving but they won’t be as bad for you as that whole bar of Galaxy, that I may or may not have eaten whilst writing this post.





TRY TO EAT 80/20
As hard as it is and as hard as  I try, try to eat a 80/20 diet meaning you try to eat clean and healthy 80% of the time and treat yo’self to whatever you fancy 20% of the time. So if I’ve eaten super good one day and I mean seriously good but there’s a big wedge of chocolate fudge cake in the fridge, or some gooey lovely ice cream in the freezer, I’ll have it because I don’t want to deprive my body of what it wants. You should always treat/reward yourself for eating clean, if you can’t indulge when you fancy it when can you?





HAVE FITSPIRATION GOALS
Okay so I assume by now you’ve all heard of “ #Fitspiration “ it’s basically your Fitness Goals/Inspiration, what you want to achieve. I believe in setting yourself Short term, Half Term and Long Term goals, so the short term goal might be that you want to shift some weight,  the half term goal might be that you want to tone up and the long term goal might be maintenance or focusing on specific area(s).  This will honestly make your fitness journey so much easier, take photos of yourself at the beginning of each goal and you will see such a difference when you compare them later on. Follow inspirational people on your social medias’, work out harder when you train and really try to push your limits, you WILL feel better for it.







Emma x
I have not been sponsored to mention any of the above products, all opinions on these products are based on my own experiences.



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