Some celebs have the luxury of having a personal trainer with them at all times.. but I’m not one of those trainers. I enjoy working with multiple clients and though I used to be one to go “on location” all of the time, I just haven’t been doing that recently. And so I need to apply some other ‘lil tricks to ensure my clients success because I’m not with them 24/7. One of my strong suits is my ability to keep motivation high! I do this through a number of methods, but I thought I’d share a few quick ones today that I think you can apply starting immediately.. so take a look and let me know what you think!
1. Set a deadline. Few things will get you more committed than a deadline. Knowing that you’ll be in a bathing suit on the beach or walking down the aisle in 6 weeks will keep you committed to your program. Even if you don’t have a special occasion, create a self-imposed deadline, then circle that day on your calendar and start counting down!
2. Take a photo. Take a picture on day 1 of your program. While you follow the program, use it as a reminder and motivation. At the end of your program, take your “after” photo. You will see the difference and feel proud of what you accomplished!
3. Visualize your end result. Picture yourself winning the race, looking down at the scale to see a lower number, or fitting into your skinny jeans. Imagine how great you’ll look in your bikini when summer time comes around. Visualization makes any of your goals more tangible and seems to speed up results.
4. Go Shopping. Few things make me want to hit the gym more than a new workout outfit. I don’t know what it is about new clothes (or shoes!) that get me fired up to workout, but it’s a great reason to go shopping. In fact, I think I need a new Splits59 Ashby Ribbed Tank and and a pair of the Dusty Run Tights!
5. Assess yourself. You’ve got to know where you’re at before you can decide where to go. On day 1 of the program, take your measurements and weight and write them down. Take them again every 2 weeks so you can monitor your progress. (My I Want My Bikini Program comes with a complete Bikini Body Blueprinting Kit, that details exactly what I do with my clients.) If you’re not where you want to be, you may need to ask yourself how committed you’ve been. The point of this is not to judge yourself or criticize your body, but simply to have a clear picture of where you are. You will be happy you did when you can look back and see the progress you’ve made.
AUTHOR: Valerie Waters