Jan 26 2013
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Torrie posted the heads up on her social media accounts “Living Fit with Torrie Wilson: Stay Motivated All Year!” Check it out!

Stay Motivated All Year! Here’s to your most motivating and fit year yet! “THIS is the year I am going to shed the weight, get my dream body, FINALLY get fit, stop eating crap, commit to being healthy, stick to a fitness regime, wear a bikini to the beach, take care of my body, get rid of the spare tire around my waist, feel good!” SOUND FAMILIAR? All too often we start our New Year off with some well intended resolutions, but somehow the enthusiasm starts to slip a little by this time in January. A good way to keep the enthusiasm going strong is to find little ways to STAY MOTIVATED! We can all be motivated by different things, so in a sense half the battle is figuring out what gets YOU going…and stroking that fire a little. We ALL need a little bite from the motivation bug at some point, I don’t care who you are. So here are a few tips I have gathered from others, as well as a few of my own, that might help you stay motivated throughout the year.

1. Set Goals. Write them down. Look at them weekly. Set new goals often. This can be as simple as “I am going to workout 4 times this week.” Setting long term as well as short term goals is also important. The short term goals are the one’s that keep us moving toward the bigger ones. When you write them down start with “I WILL” before every goal. Power of words is strong.

2. Stay Positive. In this world today it’s the easiest thing in the world to be negative…to me that’s the lazy way. Just the way the little, fat devil on your shoulder loves it. Even our setbacks can bring about a positive lesson if we pay attention. Surround yourself with positive people and positive self talk. The second you start thinking you will never reach a goal, make the effort to flick that fat devil right off your shoulder and remind yourself that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to.

3. Get inspired with pictures. Let’s be honest here. Looking at pictures of people who look great & are fit is motivating. You are kidding yourself if it doesn’t inspire you to work even a little harder. We don’t all have the same ideal body, so find pictures that motivate YOU. Doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks..you are trying to motivate yourself and nobody else.

4. Reward yourself along the way. You don’t have to wait until you lose 50 lbs to reward yourself. Geez, that’s no fun. Little things. If you set small goals and achieve them, like get to the gym everyday you set a goal to during that week…give yourself a pat on the back. It’s well deserved!

5. Moderation. When it comes to diet, I am all about moderation. Yes, do everything you can to eat clean food, have small meals spaced throughout the day, stay away from junk and stay on the healthy path. BUT, for myself anyway, the second you tell me I CAN’T have a slice of pizza for 3 months I am going to be thinking about how much I want that slice of pizza all day long. Of course this tip works best when you are able to indulge a little & move forward, not when you wolf down a large pizza.

6. Keep a fitness journal. Consider it a way to show off to yourself. When keeping a fitness journal, you get to go back through it and marvel at how much you did or how far you have come. I did this when I ran my first marathon and it still inspires me when I look through it. Another great thing about a fitness journal is that if you have hit a plateau, you ( or a qualified trainer) are able to look through it and assess why and make adjustments.

7. Keep it fun! Seriously. This one is easy but often forgotten. Exercise was not invented as a form of torture, get that out of your head. If you are not enjoying it at all then find a fun and motivating friend or partner…go outdoors…try different sports…switch things up…blast some killer music! When eating healthy, try new recipe’s..hit up those great new restaurants that offer healthy menu’s…and hey, BUY those cute workout clothes and use them!

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