5 Tips for Staying Motivated in Both Your Fitness & Your Business

“Nikki, how do you stay motivated?”

I get that question a lot. Staying motivated in both fitness and business is something that I have learned. And I will tell you that it’s a lot easier said than done. It takes work and practice getting and staying motivated. Staying is the key word!! It can be all too easy to fall off track, but here are some tips I have found that help me.

1. GOALS
The first step to staying motivated is to have goals… otherwise what are you working towards? You need to sit down today and write down your goals where you can see them every single day. In both your fitness journey and in your business journey you need to be constantly setting goals. If you have those in your mind all the time then you will be more likely to stay motivated to hit those goals. When I have a goal to get bikini ready for my cruise in March I am MUCH more likely to say no to wine and yes to kale! If I do not have a goal, bring on all that wine! Same thing in my business. If I know I have a certain goal, it makes it that much easier to get out of bed and get to work!

2. VISUALIZATION
Ahhhh this is so so so so important. I cannot even tell you how much my life has changed since I started implementing visualization in the mornings. I directly correlate it to success in my business. Find somewhere quiet to visualize your goals and how you will feel when you hit them. REALLY concentrate on how you will feel when you reach that goal!! Visualize what your life will be like. It’s amazing what happens when you start focusing on what you really WANT instead of focusing on what you don’t want and worrying about all the what ifs!

3. ACCOUNTABILITY
Find someone or a few someones to hold you accountable to your goals. If you have only yourself to keep you accountable then it’s a lot easier to let your goals slip. When you have others who know your goals then it’s A LOT harder to skip that workout or sleep in instead of work. That is why I love my online fitness accountability groups! I am holding women accountable to their fitness goals, but at the same time they are keeping me accountable! I am much less likely to fall off track knowing that they are counting on me to check in each day. For my business I have Success Partners. They know my business goals and they call me out when I’m slacking or not working at my fullest potential. My business has changed because I have them in my corner. If you don’t have anyone holding you accountable right now, then go find someone!! {If you need fitness accountability, I got you >>> Contact me here}

4. HAVE A PLAN
You must must must have a plan of action — how are you going to reach your goal? If you have a really big goal it is so important to break it down into smaller, actionable goals. I like to break mine down into weekly goals. That keeps me motivated to keep truckin’ along every week. Also, who doesn’t love small wins?! Every time I hit a mini goal it’s a reason to celebrate! If you haven’t yet, sit down with your goals and break them down. If you have 20lbs to lose then set a goal of 2lbs a week — then you can focus on that! And if you don’t hit your mini goal, you will!! Just don’t give up!!

5. GET EXCITED
Lastly, you have to be excited about your goals and your plan of action!!! Wake up, put on some music and have a dance party!! As soon as you feel bored or stuck that is a dangerous place to be in because then you REALLY aren’t motivated. Motivation is all about how we are feeling. If we are feeling excited then it’s easy to get motivated. Just like how I do not feel like cleaning my house right now… but if I pump up the jams and psych myself up then I am ready to do some cleaning! YEAHHH!!

So, there you have it! My 5 tips on how to stay motivated in both fitness & business!! Now, a forewarning: you are not always going to feel motivated all the time even if you try these tips. We are not robots. So I will tell you that if you feel super blah then take it as a sign that you need to recharge. Go read a book, take a bath, relax and get back to it tomorrow. But whatever you do, do not let one day turn into anything more — that is a slippery slope you do not want to go down!! So, take this blog post as a sign that it’s time to get and STAY motivated in your life! Go forth and reach all your goals! You deserve it!