Wedding Workout Motivation is kinda kooky, right?
Motivation in general is yet another nebulous term that everyone knows what it looks like, but not how to acquire it.
Or to keep it.
Or even, what it looks like for them, contrary to what I just said.
You know a motivated person when you see them.
“She’s so motivated and on her shit!”
“She’s such a motivating person!”
“I wish I was as motivated as her to *insert thing you’re looking to be motivated for*”
It’s common to want to partake in exercise and nutrition changes on the road to your wedding.
So, to make this as valuable as possible in the shortest amount of time, here’s a listicle(ugh, I hate listicles) to help you take action to motivate yourself.
1.) Remember your signature color
In Legally Blonde, Elle went dress shopping for what she thought would be a super special night with Warner. To her friends surprise, she ended up going with a Blue Dress, rather than a pink one. To that, a retort was made “I don’t understand why you’re completely disregarding your signature color!”
Now, Elle’s night didn’t go as planned. It actually was horrific.
Am I saying that if she didn’t disregard her signature color, it would’ve went swimmingly?
Well, no. But it sure makes you think, doesn’t it?
That being said, are you disregarding your signature color?
Meaning, are you completely ignoring your strengths and preferences when it comes to your wedding workout motivation?
Motivation is a result from action, not the other way around.
If you have a fitness goal to meet and lack motivation, but love coordinating your workout garb, play into that strength!
Pick out your fun shoes, top and leggings and let how you feel in your outfit motivate you to move.
Perhaps you lack motivation about eating healthy because you’re so bored with your normal meals. Spice it up!
Even if you don’t like to cook, there are plenty of strategies to eat in a way that supports your goals, while taking into consideration what you enjoy.
Lastly, what do you love doing?
Are you a hiker? Break out dem boots and hit the trails.
A kayaker? Throw the life vest on and start paddling.
A tennis player? Get yo Serena Williams on.
A dancer? Bust some moves.
The point being, don’t disregard those signature colors, prioritize them.
When you can fuse movement with passion, you no longer feel the “dread” of a workout, in fact, it’s motivating to take part.
Doing more of what you like is not disregarding your signature color, it’s highlighting it.
It’s flaunting it.
This is sure to motivate you into taking action by adding in something enjoyable to you.
2.) Post for Proof
“Pics or it didn’t happen”
Now we’ve heard the term and likely used the term, despite knowing it’s not necessarily true. I unfortunately don’t have a photo of the time I met Kelly Clarkson in a Toys R Us, but it in fact did happen and I bet you’re probably like “yeah okay” as you’re reading this.
*I was too nervous to ask for a photo then saw someone after me take a picture with her and I was upset*(extra bonus lesson- ask for what you want.)
It’s pretty much a fun way to say “You’re full of shit unless you can show me you’re not full of shit.”
If it’ll help you, post yourself somewhere after completing a fun moving session, even if it’s a story that goes poof after 24 hours.
I mean, you’re already gonna be in your super duper fly gym outfit as per point 1. You’re not gonna waste the opportunity to take a photo AND move, are you?
Think about it… Posting the proof will:
- get you a great selfie,
- provide a sense of accomplishment for completing your workout, and
- give you the opportunity post something and keep yourself accountable.
3.) Pick a Badass Bride Playlist
Music is my thing. There’s also a fun recurring meme in many iterations where it equates the absolute worst thing on earth with getting to the gym, only to forget your headphones.
Worst thing? Well, no.
But it ranks pretty highly on the shit scale.
Music has magical powers, it can:
- tell you a story,
- understand you in a vulnerable moment, and
- get you hyped as fuck.
Lacking Wedding Workout Motivation?
I dare you to play a bass heavy song while you search the depths of your soul looking for this elusive motivation to “find you.”
I can’t guarantee you’ll actually use that song to move, but I can guarantee you won’t sit still.
Since you’re not sitting still, you might as well get on up and do some physical activity.
Side note: Not a workout playlist, but I’ve compiled a playlist to help you cultivate feelings of confidence for your wedding day available as a bonus from The Badass Bride’s Confidence Code.
4.) Take one step at a time
If the end goal is go to the gym for a workout, that could be too daunting. So let’s reverse engineer this.
Okay, alllllll the way at the end is the gym, cool.
Before actually getting to the gym, you had to drive to the gym.
You didn’t start driving to the gym until you started your car.
Car got started after you got your workout garb on and filled your gym bag with towels, water bottle, protein shake, and of course, your headphones.
Gym bag wasn’t packed until you got up off the couch.
Now that was a lot of stuff from couch to gym, right?
Instead of focusing on the end of “getting to the gym”, take the next immediate, easy step right in front of you.
You got into your gym clothes, packed your gym back AND started your car.
Now the only thing to do is go.
5.) Schedule it
Now this may seem super fucking simple(because it is), but think about this…
You’re engaged and you have a wedding to plan, exciting right?
If you don’t know the date as of yet, ideas are kinda just floating in your head.
You know what sounds good and what you’d like to see, but you’re more in the what I call “entertaining things” stage.
You’re filling up your Pinterest board and gathering #weddinginspo to eventually, act on it.
Once you know the save the date, you workin workin cause you now have a deadline.
The entertaining stage graduates to the commitment stage because as you get closer, you need to make sure shits in line and accounted for.
That is Parkinson’s law in action my friend.
The date gives you a timeline to work off and simply by scheduling it, you start taking action.
Let’s look back at your wedding workout motivation.
Do you wake up thinking “I need to workout today but I’m not feeling motivated.”
My clients sometimes think that, and despite feeling a “lack of motivation”, it still gets done because they put their workouts into their schedule instead of hoping motivation finds them to get them started.
Interestingly enough, they often feel an elevated mood after completing their workout.
“I’m glad I showed up today instead of cancelling, I feel energized” is something I’d hear.
You can still take action toward your goals without feeling motivated.
It’s just hard to start.
But after you begin, you feel more motivated to keep going. And that’s the trick, getting started.
Use all the resources you have to make it as easy as possible to start, and add scheduling it to your bag o’ tricks.
Motivation is the game of hide and seek that you’ll always win because motivation ain’t checkin for you, you need to find it.
With that said, here’s a quick recap of the are the 5 simple ways you can boost your wedding workout motivation.
Don’t disregard your signature color
Cause if shit ain’t fun, it won’t get done.
Post for proof
“Pics or it didn’t happen” can be a great accountability boost to have you take action
Make a Badass Bride Playlist
Music has the power to get you hyped to get moving, so use it.
Take one step at a time
because you can’t do step 5 at the end before doing steps 1-4.
because there are 7 days on the calendar and “someday” ain’t one of them.
Want free workouts for you to be able to schedule?
Hop into The Best Badass Bride Brigade Facebook Group where I post Workout Wednesday’s.
It’s just up to you to schedule it, make it easy!