Override the urge to quit

Summer is in full swing, and it’s about this time when our great intentions for how we planned to spend the season have worn thin.


Maybe you started the season with plans to thrive with energy - knowing it was through taking care of yourself that this was possible. But it’s getting more difficult, or abandoned fully.


Today I’m here to encourage you to override that urge to quit with these nine ways...


1. Remember Why You Started

In the middle of a workout, it can be hard to push through another set of lunges, squats, or deadlifts. Don’t let the difficulty stop you. Remember why you’re there in the first place—the promise you made to yourself, the desire to be healthier than you’ve ever been, the plan to trim extra pounds off your frame. Whatever the reason, keep this front and center to stay the course.


2. Speak Positive Truths

A few weeks before you felt like giving up, you could take on the world. In that mindset, you were continuously telling yourself that you could tackle whatever monsters showed up in your life. What’s different now? Remind yourself over and over that you can do it! Then take your words to heart and get back to YOU.


3. It’s Just a Valley

Like all of life, the desire to work out comes in waves. Yesterday, there was nothing you’d rather do. Today, working out is the last thing you would do if given a choice. So don’t give yourself a choice. Because as difficult as it may be today, once you knock out this routine, tomorrow may be the day you fall in love with exercise all over again.


4. Play It Loud

Having problems staying focused on your routine? Get back on track by turning up you favorite workout tracks. By making it loud enough to drown out the distracting noises all around you, you may find that you become more engaged in your routine and have greater endurance during each day’s workout. Should you find both of these because of your music, don’t be surprised. Researchers have found the exact same benefits.


5. They Expect You to Quit

Over the years, you may have made big plans. Whether to travel the world, change the world, drop a bad habit, or pick up a good one, your friends have seen you fail at more than one attempt. Or maybe they’ve failed at their own attempts. Whatever the cause, they doubt you’ll succeed. Walking away from one workout may not seem like a big deal, but it can lead to a lifetime of walking away, ultimately proving the naysayers right.


6. Look at your loves

Whoever gives you motivation to look and feel better, keep them in mind when you feel like giving up. Married with kids? Keep your spouse in mind. Because while you may have already landed the best-looking guy or gal around, nothing says, “I love you” like continued dedication to be your best for the ones you love.


7. Eat Well

Getting fit and losing weight often go hand in hand. However, if you think you can increase your fitness while also cutting the calories you’re consuming, you may be mistaken. If your body doesn’t get enough good fuel, you’re not going to feel like doing much of anything—especially rigorous exercise. So be sure to fuel up properly before and after your workout to keep your body working on all cylinders.


8. Get to Bed

No matter what time of day you work out, you’re going to fall flat if you don’t get the shuteye you need. Not only does sleep give you energy to get through the day, but it also helps keep your body in rhythm so it reacts properly when pushed. Hit the hay at a decent hour each night and watch your urge to quit go away like a bad dream.


9. Picture the New You

I know you can see it. You, at your goal weight, tight, trim and looking like a million bucks. Don’t lose sight of this picture, until it becomes the reality that you see in the mirror every day. You have what it takes to become your best self – I know this because I’ve seen scores of my clients before you achieve greatness. Don’t lose sight of your potential – I know I won’t.


If you’re struggling to stay on track, trust me: you’re not alone! It’s really difficult to stay motivated and accountable by yourself. We’re beings created for community, and we’re just better when we have others in our corner rooting us on.


And I’m saying this from experience. I struggle to get my own workouts in, which is why I have a fantastic trainer who keeps me accountable and motivated. I’m better when I’m caring for myself, and I know you will be, too.


Make it easy on yourself - call or email us today and take this opportunity to do something wonderful for yourself by getting started on the most effective fitness program that you’ll ever find… ours!


We’re the #1 spot in town for women to thrive in their wellness routine (at least according to Google) so we’re confident you’ll see the results you want. I can’t wait to hear from you!

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