Author: Shannon Boyce
Staying fit isn’t always easy. In fact, it is much easier to be inactive and eat whatever you want! While that may be more convenient, living that way certainly won’t do you any favours, now or in the future. If you’ve been having trouble staying motivated, there may be something you haven’t tried yet: an inspiration board. It may sound a little cheesy, but it can be pretty darn effective! Not sure if it’s right for you? Take a look at some of the benefits of this motivational technique and decide for yourself!
It Acts As a Constant Reminder
Everyone gets distracted. Sometimes, you are so busy getting everything done that you can totally forget to get your workout in. Not with an inspiration board! Hang it up in your home somewhere you are sure to see it. That way, every time you walk by, you get that reminder. When you pass it and think: hey! I need to work out! Or Oh, I should really work out…. the board will stare you in the face until you go do it.
Gives You Extra Motivation During Your Workout
Do you get halfway through your workout before your moves start to get a little…. lacklustre? It happens. When your body (and mind) starts to tire, it can be pretty easy to put in a less effort. That is where your inspiration board comes in handy! If you have it posted where you work out, you can simply look up and re-focus your mind. If your board is hanging somewhere else, remind yourself of it whenever you notice that you’re starting to slack. It just may give you that extra push you need.
Let’s You Focus on Your Intention
Here’s the great thing about a fitness inspiration board. It forces you to really think about your goals. Whether you’re trying to fit into that dress in time for your school reunion or you want to be stronger than ever, the board lets you acknowledge your intentions. Just thinking about what you hope to achieve through your fitness routine can inspire you to make it a reality. So, every time you cut out a picture from the newspaper or a fitness magazine, use that to think about your intention.
It Makes Fitness a Priority In Your Life
Perhaps one of the biggest benefits of using a fitness inspiration board is that it helps to make fitness and healthy living a priority in your life. You don’t just have a reminder sitting there in front you. You also have something that you can alter, change, and get creative with. Put up pictures of runners, of workout moves, of things that inspire you. Add on your weekly workout schedule. Mark when you reach certain short-term goals. Whatever words or images make you feel ready to tackle the world, include them.
It’s time to make fitness a priority in your life. Yes, there is no better moment to embrace a healthy lifestyle and a strong body. To kick start your journey or to keep yourself motivated along the way, don’t be afraid to get inspired!