Get up, Get Out and Get Moving!

As awesome as you may feel after a workout, it’s sometimes tough to find the motivation to get up and get out. New research suggests you should power through, even if you’re not 100% feeling it. That’s why when you’re there the Burn It team and most fitness professionals will keep you motivated and engaged for however many minutes you’re with them. However, we appreciate it’s hard to get yourself out on a cold, wet and windy evening to run about your local park, so here’s some tips on how to get up, get out and get moving.

As awesome as you may feel after a workout, it’s sometimes tough to find the motivation to get up and get out. New research suggests you should power through, even if you’re not 100% feeling it. That’s why when you’re there the Burn It team and most fitness professionals will keep you motivated and engaged for however many minutes you’re with them. However, we appreciate it’s hard to get yourself out on a cold, wet and windy evening to run about your local park, so here’s some tips on how to get up, get out and get moving.

 

Top 5 Burn It tips on getting up off the couch…

 

1. Find a friend.

 

Drag along a loved one, colleague or bff to help drag you when you’ve had a bad day. Exercising with likeminded individuals or friends can increase motivation by up to 70%.

 

2. Find a date.

 

Not literally (or whatever does it for you) but a date in your calendar that you want to be looking awesome; use that as your motivation to get in shape. Whether it’s completing a 5k run, fitting into an item of clothing or a special occasion where you want to upset your ex partner.

 

3. Keep a diary.

 

Monitor your progress, regular hip or waist measurements or measure your fitness with how long you can jog without stopping, how many squats you can do in 1 minute and then retest yourself every 6 weeks. Take that item of clothing and keep it visual for you to remind yourself why you’re exercising.

 

4. Book in advance.

 

At the start of each month or at some point, plan your workouts for the rest of the month, if your plans are scuppered at any point, don’t panic, simply reschedule. Booking ahead of time shows commitment and we’re less inclined to cancel.

 

5. Book a holiday.

 

…Or at least plan the dates. This will give you something to work towards between this year and next, all your mini goals in your diary with help get you to this point. There’s nothing quite like feeling awesome on the beach. E.g. know that at some point next July you’ll be jetting off and wearing a bikini or shorts more often than not and you’ll be damned if your bingo wings are the worst on the resort.

 

Even “forced” exercise can help protect against anxiety and stress, according to a study from the University of Colorado at Boulder. So essentially, dragging yourself out to exercise is just as beneficial to your Zen levels as going voluntarily. “Sometimes, you just have to bite the bullet and push yourself to work out, even if you’re feeling less than inspired,” says Wendy Larkin, trainer at Crunch San Francisco. “I have to force myself to go on a run every Sunday, but after I do, I feel better, my mood is better and I sleep better.” She said. (*womenshealthmag.com)

 

Get up, get out and get moving!