Let’s face it, we have all been there - halfway through a workout and seriously considering throwing in the towel and saying “I’m done”. There are some days where you wake up feeling on top of the world and can’t WAIT to smash out your workout - then there are those workouts you really need to dig deep and find that extra motivation for.
So, if you are looking for that extra motivation you have come to the right place!
Here are my top 3 tips on how to push yourself DURING a workout:
1. Break Up The Time
Whether it be cardio, a BBG workout or an intense weights session - sometimes it can be daunting how much longer we have to go or how many more reps we need to complete. I have seen a funny meme about this actually, but try to break it up in your head. For example, instead of thinking you have 40 minutes left of cardio break that up into 10 minute increments mentally, and each time you achieve one you will feel a little more accomplished.
2. Don’t Stare At The Timer
I know many of my BBG girls will want to contest this one, but the worst thing you can do when you feel unmotivated is stare at the clock. Staring at the timer whilst training to complete your workout will not only distract you from getting into your zone, but it will make time seem to go even slower!
3. Repeat a Motivational Phrase
This may seem silly but hear me out, when you are on the verge of giving up thinking about how much you want a hamburger or piece of cake probably won’t convince you to keep going. Instead, think of a phrase that gives you energy and motivation, and repeat it over and over until you are done. You can do this mentally but it helps to keep you in the zone and focused. I like to repeat to myself "Do NOT give up, just keep going". Sounds corny but trust me, it works!
Hope these small tips have helped girls! You GOT THIS!
Love, Kayla xx