by Heather Hawk
Everyone has different motivational tools and triggers to keep them on track. Some people need accountability to stay consistent. The consistency has never been my obstacle. My challenge is to push myself beyond my threshold whether it’s get those few extra reps or for the extra mile. Over the years I’ve tried several things to help give me an edge. Here are a few of the tricks that motivate me to kick it up a notch:
• Download music that will pump you up. A mix of up-beat and slow doesn’t do it for me, I need songs that we keep me jamming. Check out this list of popular workout songs from Billboard to add to your play list.
• Talk yourself through the tough spots. When I feel I’ve reached a breaking point I remind myself of my goals (sometimes in my head and sometimes out loud) like a lean body or a tight booty – I repeat it over and over to push through the challenge.
• Find a workout partner (or a few). The key is to find a partner that will motivate you as much as you motivate them – you want to push each other rather than holding one another back.
• Remind yourself of the level you’ve achieved in prior workouts. When I find it difficult to hit a prior distance or number of reps I remind myself that I did before so I can do it again – quitting is not an option!