Yoga helps motivate me to stay healthy, eat right, and workout.
Staying motivated to work out has been a consistent problem for me. Sometimes I’m too tired, other times I barely have time. And there are even days when I “just don’t feel like it.” One of the ways I avoid this is by creating my own workouts, where I am able to determine what I will be doing, the intensity, and the duration. So some days, my workouts are really short, while other days, they’re long.
I also stay motivated by staying calm. Yoga is one of my favorite forms of exercise, and even better, it helps to reduce stress. When I am less stressed, I am more likely to workout.
I do a lot of tabata and HIT workouts, and due to their intensity, it’s also important that I have a good diet. Before I workout, if I haven’t eaten at least 2 hours prior, I like to eat a banana or apple with some almond butter. During my workout, I keep some water by my side. If I get exhausted, I take a few moments to catch my breathe, take a sip of water, and keep going. And afterwards, I either eat a healthy meal or have a protein shake to help replenish my energy.
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