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MOTIVATION! HOW TO STAY IN THE ZONE

Good morning! It's a beautiful morning, the sun is shining and the birds are singing - love it! This time of year is so rejuvenating! I wish it could stay this way all year round...

How many times have you said to yourself that you're tired and don't have any energy? Are you waking up feeling refreshed and rearing to go? Or are you waking up tired from lack of sleep, proper nutrition and exercise. Many of my clients in the beginning have a difficult time staying motivated to exercise and their eating habits are not so good either. I have a list to of tips to help achieve fitness goals.

CAROL'S TOP 10 WAYS TO STAY MOTIVATED

1. MAKE YOUR WORKOUTS A HIGH PRIORITY
Set out your workout clothes the night before and get dressed first thing in the morning. Set time aside each morning for at least 30 to 45 minutes to exercise.

2. CHOOSE A LOCATION TO WORKOUT
Choose a gym close to home or create your own home gym. All you need are dumbbells, a bench and a mirror and you have your very own gym!

3. SET ATTAINABLE GOALS
Write down 5 short term goals. Create your own map to success. Be specific such as, "I will lift weights 3 times a week." or "I will eat a small meal every 3 hours."

4. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
I always say "Believe in your dreams. Dreams really do come true!" If its your dream to be fit and thin then BELIEVE YOU CAN BE. Our minds are very powerful, thoughts becomes things. So believe in yourself that you have already accomplished your weight loss goal! :)

5. STAY POSITIVE & HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
Visualize yourself as already accomplishing your fitness goals. See yourself the perfect size, shape, & weight as you aspire to be. If you do your body will naturally begin to crave the healthy foods and will have the desire to exercise more. Be grateful for everything in your life. Especially your body as it is now. The more you are grateful the more you'll have to be grateful for!

6. KEEP A LIV FIT JOURNAL
Journal keeping is imperative for success. Being accountable for everything you eat & drink will help you immensely. Be honest and write down everything you eat & you'll begin to think twice about what you eat. Be sure to eat every 3 hours to jump start your metabolism!

7. CREATE A SUPPORT GROUP
Using the buddy system is a huge benefit for weight loss. Tell all of your family and friends your goals and then you won't feel the group pressure to over eat when at a family gathering or out with friends. Exercise with a friend if that helps you stay motivated. Surround yourself with people that believe in you.

8. HIRE A FITNESS COACH/TRAINER
Hire a fitness guru to help you learn how to properly eat and exercise. Being accountable to someone who you look up to will skyrocket you to success.

9. GET ENOUGH SLEEP
Sleep is highly important to achieving a long, lean, fit body. Your body repairs and builds muscle during sleep. Try to get to bed before 10:30 pm each evening so your body can fully recover properly.

10. FOLLOW THROUGH
Start your fitness plan today. Follow through with your goals, journal, and exercise routine now. Set a timeline and when you reach that goal reward yourself. Get a pedicure, see a movie you've always wanted to see, or read a good book. As you continue to do so, you'll find that your new life is just that a new lifestyle.

Staying motivated is a mindset. Believe in yourself and don't look at your new fitness routine as a diet, because it's not - it's a way of life. The more you stay focused on what you want the sooner it will appear. Trust me, having a positive mindset and staying in an attitude of gratitude will open doors that weren't open before. It's amazing how a little mind adjustment can change our lives in miraculous ways! So think positive, believe in yourself and drink your Liv SXinney Water for a happier, healthier life! :)

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