Bonjour vous les gars!I’m Nika, and thank you for reading my blog.
Okay first off, thank you for existing.
You’re awesome and your existence means a lot to me.Like, I wake up in the morning like “Today is for my blog readers”.
Now that that’s said-
So, I recently got myself out of a fitness slump.No excuses, but while I was being a lazy human and still trying to workout consistently, I figured how to have a sane workout schedule even when you’re just not feelin’ it.Maybe it’s because you’re a student like me, or because you’re stressed, or whatever else.
Here’s how to still stay(decently) fit even when you’re on a rut.
I have been working out consistently for the past 5 years now, and I’ve had several people ask me how I stay motivated.
Here are my answers.
Do you want to workout to look a certain way, or to feel a certain way?
If the answer is the first one, rethink, my friend.I’ve tried working out with the first mentality, and from experience I tell you-it.does.not.work.When you workout to look a certain way, you spiral yourself into a negative, time-consuming cycle.
But when you workout with the second mentality, which is to feel good about your body, to feel more energetic afterwards, to feel like you’re doing good to your health, you will never even need external motivation again.
2.Do you hate the gym?I gotchu
If you don’t like the gym, ditch the gym.If you like the gym atmosphere and the motivation you get when you see other people working out , go for it!
Do what you love.As long as you’re moving, you’re good.
I like the gym.I don’t like going on walks or runs outside, I find that boring.I love to dance.I do dance covers on my YouTube channel, so I work on those as a workout.I love love looove pilates.I love going on hikes.So, I don’t have to dread my workout because whenever I workout, I’m doing what I love doing, ya know?
Open the notepad on your device right now as you read this, and list down some exercises that you like.And do them!
3.Netflix & Chill the Nika way
When I’m YouTube & Chilling, instead of sitting in my bed with blankets over me and stuffing my face with vegan ice-cream, I Netflix & Chill while on the treadmill.
That just means one small change-Instead of sitting/sleeping and watching Netflix, I walk while watching it.It’s that simple.You don’t even have to run, you just have to walk at a comfortable pace.
A TON of people already do this without knowing it.You know how some people watch the TV while working out?We’re doing the same thing here-we’re watching Netlflix while moving.
This has helped me immensely, and I feel way better about spending time watching Netflix or YouTube.
4.Document your workouts.
Document your workouts and put them on your Instagram story, your YouTube channel or your blog.I promise, there’s tons and tons of people who need that motivation and who will thank you for putting your workouts out on the internet.
Become someone else’s motivation, and you will be motivated.(lmao look at me trynna be all big sister-like)
5.Do workout challenges.
I get more excited to workout when I’m doing a workout challenge than I am to just workout.
Just look up “workout challenge” on YouTube.You’ll thank me later.
6.Mark your workout days.
Get yourself a calendar.Mark the day off whenever you workout that day.At the end of the month, when you see the marks on the calendar, you’ll feel super proud of working out for those many days.The next month, you’ll want to mark more days off.
Stop saying “I should”, “I must”, “I have to”, and start saying “I want to workout”, “I could workout”, “I can workout” instead.
When you try to force yourself to do something, you’ll be more likely to not do that thing.You know, just like a kid does with his homework when he’s forced to do it?When you tell yourself you want to do something or you can do something, you’ll actually feel like doing it.
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You already know this too well, don’t you?Follow fitness bloggers on YouTube, have a motivational wallpaper on your phone, all that usual stuff really makes a difference.So start doing it.These are the smallest changes you can make.
9.Have a friend do it with you.
Okay, this one’s hard.I’ve never been able to find someone who wants to workout and is motivated to do it.It’s going to be hard to find someone who is as motivated as you are, but if you do, please make the most of it!If you can’t find one, I gotchu.DM me on Instagram (@nicculent), and lets motivate each other to workout!Problem solved.
10.What matters equally:
Eating healthy.By healthy I don’t mean restricting yourself or going on crash diets.
By healthy, I mean intuitive.Eat intuitively.
This is a vast topic, and I’m not qualified enough to write about it.But I do know quite a few things about it that could probably be helpful to you.I will write a whole new blog-post about it, sometime soon.
11.Don’t workout.For days.On end.
When you’re already working out because you like it and you’re still in a rut, you just need a break, dude.Take a break for a week or how much ever time you want, until you want to resume the consistency.
This one always works for me.It might work for you too.
That’s all for today’s blog-post.If you like more blog-posts like this one, let me know in the comments!Thank you for reading.
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