by Kindal Boyle
Do you have a hard time sticking to a workout routine?
Starting to workout is easy… wake up on Monday determined to up your fitness and get in shape. You’re motivated with new fitness clothes, a kickass playlist, and a Pinterest workout you’ve had pinned for months.
You feel awesome and this is the 1st part of creating a solid workout regiment!
But then what happens?
Unfortunately, and you’re not alone, the excitement fizzles out faster than a bottle of cheap champagne.
Your solid week of 3 workouts turns into a week of just one workout and followed up with a week of workout intentions.
But how when life is busy and allows for so many excuses?
How can you stay motivated when it’s so easy for the mojo to melt away?
By finding accountability!
One thing I’ve learned by training women at This Time Fitness is that we (women) like to have a clear goal.
We like a specific start date and end date to help motivate us with workouts when we haven’t built up a natural craving for fitness.
8 weeks, you know you can do that!
8 months? Oh man, that’s a commitment!
That’s why we put on challenges throughout the year.
From transformation challenges that have a small sign up fee, to free accountability challenges that are just there for friendly competition and motivation for our clients…
Challenges have kept hundreds of clients moving forward when they can’t find the mojo to push themselves and here’s why!
If you have a purpose, you have a much better chance at sticking with something long enough to see results. You have a specific date range or specific goal that you’re committed to and are able to keep that in your mind when you want to skip workouts.
Solo fitness is boring. Having a team around you where everyone is on the same journey is exciting and fun. You get accountability and support and you get to give accountability and support. Both build momentum and keep you excited about your fitness.
And let’s face it, sometimes a little friendly competition is a good thing. It’s not about winning or losing but doing your best to hit your personal goals knowing others around you are doing the same!
Exercise is a LIFELONG commitment.
Results don’t happen over night.
Those two statements, while true, can seem very intimating to fitness newbies. Instead of thinking about the lifelong journey ahead, challenges have you micro-manage your fitness with 4,6,8 or sometimes 12 week blocks.
Most challenges offer instructions, at least ours do.
You are given a plan, all the guess work is taken out and all you have to do is follow that plan. It’s an awesome way to increase your fitness, get extra training support and make things EASY.
What I’ve learned is that challenges that are complicated don’t work. Challenges that are centered around basic principles and tasks… those get started and actually followed through with.
And the final reason challenges are a good thing… you get results.
If you’re currently working out but have noticed you aren’t seeing results, it’s time for a change.
A challenge offers a new piece to the fitness puzzle to help break down plateaus by adding extra movement, exercise, or nutritional elements that you weren’t currently doing. These new pieces could just be what it takes to drive bigger and better results.
Oh, and one last “bonus” reason… they’re fun!
Making fitness and healthy living fun is hard for some people. Doing something like a challenge brings a spunk to the workouts and makes them more enjoyable!
Fun = more likely to be consistent and create that fitness lifestyle that goes beyond the few weeks of the challenge!
I know what you’re thinking, sounds great… BUT… how does this help me?
Because our next free (for clients) challenge kicks off on April 1st and this could be just the push you need to get moving so that you can feel your best this summer.
It’s not based on weight loss, body fat measurements, or fitness level. Instead, I want to inspire all of our ladies to simply MOVE MORE each day for the next 8 weeks.
Those registered for the challenge will track how many workouts they attend over the course of the 8 weeks and how many steps they get in each day (yes you need a step tracker but here’s an extremely affordable one).
At the end of the 8 weeks, the person that attended all their classes AND accumulated the most amount of steps will win. And yes, there will be a prize package at the end thanks to some amazing sponsors!
Exercise is a must to burn body fat, build strength and improve health… but so is movement.
Working out for 60 minutes a few times a week is fabulous, but you need more. You need to walk, stand and move as much as possible throughout the day. Not to increase your fitness, but to increase your health, mobility and energy levels.
I’ll be honest, I don’t know where the 10,000 steps per day recommendation came from or if it’s legit. But I know it’s a lot more movement than most people get and a great number to strive for.
Sign up for the 14 Day Trial (just $14) and you’ll be classified as a member.
You’ll be able to join in the challenge even during your trial. At the end of the trial, it’s up to you to decide if you want to continue with the Spring Movement Challenge and become a month to month (no contracts) member of This Time Fitness.
So, what do you say? Ready to Spring Into Movement?
Get the info on the 14 Day Trial and get yourself set to start! Once signed up, someone will personally reach out to get you set for Spring Into Movement.