Nordic journeyDo you make the mistake of focusing your energy on the end result (such as a lean, fit body) instead of focusing on your accomplishments along the way? If so, you may find yourself being your own worst critic instead of your biggest fan! Here’s how to motivate yourself each and every day so you can enjoy the fitness journey. It’s not a destination – but a way of life!

Your Body is Changing Now – So Get a Grip, Already!

Your body is changing, and there isn’t a thing you can do about it. But the good news has arrived: if you’re working out regularly and committed to a healthy diet, your body is changing for the better. You may not lose fat around your middle or gain enough endurance to run a 10k the moment you wish you would—but a lean, fit body is about the journey there.

Enjoy every moment along the way to that fit, svelte, toned body – or you’ll miss all the good stuff along the way.

For example, if you spend all of your time daydreaming about what you want instead of focusing on how much stronger, tougher and disciplined you have become, what are the chances you’ll reach your goal?

What are the chances that you’ll continuously live in the future instead of enjoying the moment for what it is? You work hard to be the healthiest you there has ever been, so take what’s yours. Enjoy every second that you lift, lunge, run, skip or hop your way to a fit, lean body. If you don’t, you’re missing the best stuff – the moments that really matter and keep you going with excitement along the way.

Lift, Lunge (and Shut Up About the Rest)

Do you need a little inspirational pick-me-up to help you lift, lunge and squat at the gym? Are you struggling to run that extra mile or two when on the treadmill or outdoors? Try this on for size: surround yourself with only positive, supportive folks who will help you stay motivated instead of get discouraged.

slim woman doing exercise or dance classThere’s nothing like a good pep talk to get you moving in the right direction.  Everybody needs a second helping of hope and encouragement from time to time. Keep positive friends and family on speed dial when you need an extra motivational boost and you’ll see that your fitness journey is exactly that – a journey, not a destination.