Post-college life could be an internal battle. You are struggling to find your dream job, balancing long distance relationships you made in college, and most importantly, losing that awful college weight you gained throughout the years. If you’re anything like me, you told yourself that once you graduate from college, you will get fit and in shape again. Although, it’s been a while since you motivated yourself to workout. So, if you need a little inspiration before you get your training on, try these five ways to ignore playing fitness hooky.
1. Write down your goals and look at them often
Recently, I have been on that gym grind and working hard to achieve my goals. Therefore, I downloaded applications like WeightWatchers, WaterMinder, Sweat, and MyFitnessPal. These four applications allow me to track my fitness goals and get constant reminders every few hours. I also use my Apple Watch to keep up with my daily activity, achievements, and to compete with friends during my workout.
2. Follow Fitness Influencers on Instagram
As our society becomes more health-obsessed and active, many people are going to the social media platform Instagram for ideas and inspiration. Many fitness influencers are either self-made, supported by brands, or backed by Hollywood stars. In which, they share their own fitness goals, workout routines, and cute athletic wear. Here are my favorite Instagram stars to follow.
3. Create a buddy system with your BFF
Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am not a morning person. However, ever since I been working out with my best friend Christina, we wake up at the crack of dawn to start the day off on the right foot. Going to the gym together allows us to motivate each other, create a positive environment, and complete high-intensity partner workout routines.
4. Sign up for a class
If you are looking to ease your way into the gym, I would highly recommend a fitness class. If you have a gym membership, they usually offer a variety of fitness classes throughout the week. Signing up for a class will help you correct your workout mistakes, keep you accountable, and learn new workout sequences. Personally, my favorite workout places are SoulCycle, Orange Theory, and Pure Barre.
5. Make a Killer Playlist
Sometimes getting motivated to exercise can be harder than the workout itself. That’s why forming a killer playlist on Spotify can help you get through your workout routine without complaining. Let your music be the motivator behind that last rep or the last few minutes on the treadmill.
♫ “Lemon.”N.E.R.D & Rihanna ♫ “ Havanna,”Camila Cabello
♫ “ The Middle,” Zedd, Maren Morris, and Grey
♫“ Leave Right Now,”Thomas Rhett ♫ “Magic In The Hamptons,”Social House ft. Lil Yachty