“Hi my little Sweet Pea!” – my mom
“Have a good day Sugar Plum” – friend
“Hello Sweetness” – yoga teacher
“Good morning mi Amor” – fiancé
“Sambody Sexikowski!” – girlfriend (She gifted me a few magazine subscriptions to that name. haha) 😀
“<3 YFA” – YFN
Don’t you love sweet little nicknames? I do ;D
Was just thinking about how sweet positive thoughts can keep you going. Like mantras when you’re working out. Do you have any mantras you use while running?
Here’s what pops into my head when I’m trying to stay in the work-out mindset:
“Just keep swimming, just keep swimming” I mean isn’t Finding Nemo inspiring?
“You’ve got this. ___ miles/minutes done and ___ miles/minutes left.” Calculating how far I’ve gone or what I have left to do pushes me.
“You had a big breakfast- let’s burn it off. OR You’ve got a yummy meal waiting for you!” Ok yea sometimes I think about what I ate for fuel or what I want to eat after my workout. Who doesn’t?
“Just to that tree. Just to that street. Just to that car.” Continually naming and achieving small milestones while running encourages stamina. When I’m tired and don’t think I can run one more mile, breaking it up into , “ok that tree, ok just this stop sign” makes the total distance more attainable.
“Faster, Stronger, Relaxer” Repeating this mantra to myself has been a great motivator. Yea, I know relaxer isn’t a word. But I read this mantra in a workout magazine and it stuck. It rhymes and it’s exactly what I need to think about when I’m feeling tired and need that extra push.
Make a playlist that makes you dance and sing! A great playlist will keep me going and pump me up!! I will sing out loud and dance along if I’m really having fun.
Wear comfortable clothes for the weather conditions of the day. Dress for the weather! When you feel comfortable, you work harder. When you aren’t overheating or freezing, your workout is easier to complete. When I get a new workout shirt or outfit, I want to put them on and head out the door!
Find a workout buddy! This is still on my to-do list. Attending workout classes are a huge part of my fitness regime. Without them, it’s hard for me to stay motivated!
Have fun! Love your workout or you’ll start hating exercise.
How do you stay motivated? Any mantras that you love?