2020 has been the prime environment for running out of steam and losing any kind of motivation. We’re missing the gym, our favourite restaurants, our loved ones — and the political climate isn’t exactly ideal, either. Things feel out of control, and we may just have too much on our plates trying to find balance in the chaos. With everything going on, feeling completely drained is easier than ever — and this directly impacts our motivation to work out. And getting out of our exercise routine keeps us in this rut.
Sometimes life happens and we can get a little off track. Family commitments pop up, sickness kicks in, or you get stuck with overtime at work. Then all of a sudden your exercise routine goes from regular to non-existent. We know what it’s like to have a really good routine and then something unexpected happens. So the question is—how do you get back into again? It’s time to harness your inner competitive streak and find that motivation again as we make our way to the end of the year.
Harness Your Inner Competitive Streak
Workout motivation looks different for everyone, but a little friendly competition seems to be the winning ticket. Whether you fly solo on your exercise journey or have an accountability buddy, studies suggest that a little competition goes a long way.
Tap Into Your Social Networks
In an ever-connected society, there are good sides to this digital world we live in now. We can take certain “features of online social networks” and use them to our advantage. Start a pool: get your friends together for a live workout program, and maybe add some incentive to the mix – the person who does the most classes in a week gets a free their coffee paid for at the end of the week. Simple incentive, with a high competitive drive.
Don’t Do It Alone
If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t have to do any of this alone, and in fact, you’ll be better off if you bring some buddies into the mix. Social connection, even in digital form (especially in 2020), is crucial to our success both in and out of the gym. The power of social media is undeniable! And when done right, social media can increase people’s fitness motivation drastically. So use the tools you have on hand to your advantage — your body and brain will thank you.
Slide in to our DMs
Everybody needs somebody to hold them accountable during their fitness journey. Starting out isn’t always easy and not all days will be good days – which is why we’re challenging you to get in touch with us. While lockdown has brought about new ways to workout, we know that it can sometimes be lonely! Feel free to slide in to our DMs and we’ll be sure to keep you motivated!