Consider yourself a bit of a slacker at the moment? Can’t really get motivated because *insert excuse in here*?
Look, lady, I’ve been there. We’ve all been there. But seriously — you are too legit to quit, so let’s get you out of this funk. I’ve even got brought my whip.
1. Don’t be harsh on yourself.
One ‘bad’ day (or week, or month, etc) doesn’t mean it’s over.
Imagine this: you’ve eaten a Big Mac and washed it down with a strawberry thickshake, followed by a donut. By this point you’re practically rolling yourself down the hill, ready for the next shitty treat.
You might feel like you’ve put on 10 kilos in that one sitting, but guess what? You haven’t. It’s physically impossible to ruin your diet with just a few not-so-healthy (but delicious) choices.
The same goes for that session you missed with your trainer. Pull yourself together, move on and get to next available one, stat.
Watch: Those Two Girls on the types of people you meet at the gym.
2. Realise you’re tougher than you think.
Woman are built tough. By nature, we’re the ones who keep shit together, have the babies, and are all round forces to be reckoned with. We do very well with praise, so don’t get in a negative spin with yourself.
Take a breath, love yourself and set that alarm (…or five). You’ve freakin’ got this.
3. Don’t be a quitter.
Stop being the one who quits, and remember why you started off in the first place. For instance, I love my comfy bed but I also know my body and mental state thrive with exercise. If I’m to feel and look good, I remind myself that output (that’s my exercise) must occur.
If you are very goal-focused, reassess what’s important for you to be achieving right now and work towards it.
Remember why you started in the first place. (iStock)
4. Tidy up your surroundings.
Give your surroundings a good ol' spring clean, because nothing gets you down in the dumps like clutter and mess.