If you don’t exercise, you don’t like to exercise, or you wish you had more motivation when you exercise this is for you!
Here are some tips and tricks to get excited to move your body!
#1 Make a realistic plan– get a journal, here is mine.
It’s tattered and torn but it has workouts (4 good workouts shown), bible verses, meal plans, and water and food stains throughout. I right down moves, reps, and even what muscles were sore the next day. Having a plan and setting goals gives you something to achieve and work towards. Not to mention it shows you how far you’ve come! My old workout that I called “Insane Workout” is a walk in the park now!
#2 Get a friend – or 2 or 3 when Becca and I started working out it was just the two of us. It gives you accountability, encouragement, and a little competition pushes you to do more then you would on your own.
#3 No Excuses – Everyone can come up with reasons not to exercise. I will give you 1,000 reasons why you need to but here are my top reasons. #1 God gave you an amazing body (same as an Olympic athlete) and if you don’t use it you lose it! #2 the benefits are endless- more energy, better brain function, you feel good, look good, which rolls over into being a better mom, wife, friend, and employee #3 God cares about how we take care of our body and if you don’t believe me just pray “Lord please give me the motivation to exercise” and look out! #4 It’s Fun – when you find activities you love, people you love, and keep trying something new it really becomes fun!
This morning a few of my amazing friends did a swim workout (Melissa and Amy the girls in the back both swam in college so they couldn’t wait to kick my butt in the pool). It was something new and scary (because I sink better than I swim) but it was fun and they got us special pink swim caps for the occasion!!
#4 Just Do It – Don’t over think it and just move every day! Try some of my 2 minute challenges at Shannonclelli on Instagram or on our You Tube Channel linked above! Before long exercise will be a great habit, like brushing your teeth!
On your mark, get set, go!!!