Ad. We all know that staying healthy is important for our lives. But it is not always easy to find the motivation to go to the gym or stay active. It might be that just can’t be bothered to go out and need something to do that will motivate you. Maybe you are taking a well-deserved rest day but are still feeling passionate about fitness and are keen to work out!
This article will show you some fun things you can do instead of working out today.
Watch a fitness-related TV show or Movie
There are some great shows and movies around that are based around fitness or sport. I’ve just finished watching the second season of Cheer on Netflix and it made me so motivated! Seeing how dedicated the cheerleaders were and how strong and powerful they look made me feel so motivated myself!
Amazon Prime has lots of documentaries about cross fit, ultra-running and climbing. They’re so inspirational!
Have a look on Plays.org for some sport-related games! I’ve been having fun playing this summer sports game collection where I got to get involved in a few different games!
I also really enjoyed the ski-king game. It’s simple but one of those addictive games you have to keep trying again when you fail a level!
I find this is a great way to switch off and relax after a hard day.
Plan your meals
A great thing to do is plan your meals for the next few days. Try to use up ingredients in your pantry rather than buy new ones!
You can even go through your food and throw out anything that’s out of date.
Organise your clothes
Organising my clothes really puts me in a great mindset. I like to take all the clothes from a draw/cupboard and put them on my bed, then sort through anything that needs to go in the bin or to charity and fold the rest away neatly.
I used to have a whole draw for my workout gear and I loved keeping that tidy Marie Kondo style. It kept me so motivated and loved opening that drawer!
Plan your workouts and goals
Sometimes I need a plan to stick to! Lately, I’ve been writing myself a program so when I go into my home gym to do a workout, I’m not scratching my head and doing the easy things that I love all the time. I give myself exercises and I stick to them! Today, for example, I did a leg day which I wrote 2 days ago. It was tough but having it planned out ready for me made it simpler. i didn’t have to think, just follow the instruction.
You can also take some time to review your fitness and health goals. How are you tracking? Do some of these goals need changing if they’re too easy or hard?