Some of you dread the day after Sunday because you have to get back to w-o-r-k. It shouldn’t and doesn’t have to be this way, but I totally get it. You just had an amazing weekend full of sunshine, dressing in your most basic fall attire doing basic things, and spending time with the ones you love (cats count)!
What if I told you that your week would start off so much better knowing that you made time to do what it is you want to do? You would feel a sense of accomplishment, increased energy, and a better outlook on the rest of the week! Sounds pretty sweet right? Your answer should be “F yeah it does, tell me more Josh”. Now, that’s what I’m talking about you sexy little RF’ers you. As we enter into October, I want to give you 5 quick tips to start your week off right and nail consistency.
We are only half way through the 30 IN 60 workout challenge, so we have so much more time to go. There is absolutely no quitting in fitness, in health, in becoming the best version of you! Hopefully you are going to do this the rest of your life and that can be overwhelmingly scary but if you embrace the process, the journey, you will own it and be forever grateful (and hot). Start putting these tips in to action, like now!
1 // FAIL TO PLAN, PLAN TO FAIL
We are going to be making this a “thing” here at Results Fitness shortly, but in the meantime schedule your classes for the week. Write it down in your calendar, plug it into your phone, and just DO IT! We use the MindBody app which makes it super duper easy to sign up for your sessions, and keep yourself accountable. Showing up is the best, and first step to making fitness a habit! Make it a goal to show up a min. of 3x per week. You got this!
2 // GET A CASE OF THE MONDAYS
This goes along with #1, but if you are looking to start your week off on the right foot per se, I want you to commit to a Monday workout (group or semi-private). This sets the tone for the week, and already has your mind ready to get shit done the rest of the week. You can never get Monday back so let’s go! *Already have something planned… that’s ok, make your “never miss a Monday” time to plan your meals for the week.
3 // PACK YOUR BAG
Depending on what time of day you workout, I find it super helpful to set your clothes out the night before, or have your bag packed for the gym. This alleviates any extra added stress to your normal morning hustle, and you don’t have the excuse that you didn’t pack workout clothes.
4 // GOOD MORNING SLEEPY HEAD
Get 7-8 hours of quality sleep a night. You don’t have to stress out about it, but in order to have a productive week I am making you go to bed by 10 or 11p. Ok, ok maybe not forcing you but trust me on this one folks. You will have your best week yet if you get your 7-8 hours of sleep. Lack of sleep typically means we snack more for comfort, workout less because you have no energy, and are grumpy because you ate junk and didn’t get your workout in so now you feel sorry for yourself.
5 // MY BUDDY & ME
Many of you have many friends at RF, or just started your fitness journey with us and in the process of making some new ones. Get that person’s #, or make it a point to plan the time and day of your workouts so you can keep yourself (and them) accountable. Something as easy as, “I look forward to seeing you at 6:30p tomorrow” goes a long way. Now you have a specific time and date set, and you don’t want to let that person down! Plus it’s fun to meet new people who have the same goals and interests as you.
Give these 5 tips a shot. They are simple, actionable, and will get you on track to creating a habit for future success. No matter where you are on your journey, we can all use a little friendly nudge to stay consistent and create some accountability for one another. For the next 30 days, I want you to commit to the process and show up, putting in the effort to get better each day. Not to mention, it won’t be 80 degrees all winter so you know you want that Results Fitness pom pom hat!