Staying motivated to be healthy is an ongoing process for me, and as such, I’m always looking for new inspiration.
Fortunately, I love to run so I usually don’t need this type of motivation to exercise:
This list of 20 motivation hacks was helpful to me, particularly numbers 6 (never skip two days in a row) and 2 (make a big public commitment to achieve a wellness goal, like signing up for a marathon).
I also really enjoy reading transformation stories about real people who’ve made life-changing progress toward wellness. Women’s Running magazine has some great portrayals in the sections entitled “Why I Run” and “Women Who Move.”
[A weirder but intriguing set of transformation stories I stumbled upon while researching this post is located here].
Another thing that’s been really helpful to me is to be a member of a group of like-minded individuals. In my case, it’s an online group headed by my friend A, whom I have mentioned here before and is a real inspiration to me. The posts of the other members keep me in line and give me great ideas. Spouse also has a looser competition going on among his buddies from the crew team in college; they’re running a half-marathon in May in the town of our alma mater and it’s a (mostly) friendly race to the finish line. With pride on the line, game’s on!
And I keep a mini-library of inspirational pins, like this one:
Cute workout clothes also go pretty far in my world!
How do you stay motivated to be healthy?