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4 ways to motivate yourself to exercise

Feeling unmotivated when it comes to exercise? Struggling to get moving? We’ve all been there! Try these four quick tips to pump yourself up and get you in the mood:  

 

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Think of the end goal in mind

There may be times when you don’t feel like exercising and you will skip a session. That’s fine. But when you do it again, and again, it becomes a habit NOT to exercise. Remind yourself why you’re doing it in the first place and all the benefits you get from it.

Reward yourself

If you want to motivate yourself more to exercise, reward yourself afterwards. It could be watching a movie, eating your favourite meal, having a relaxing bubble bath – whatever motivates you. By doing this, you may be just that little bit more excited to work out.

Mix it up

Getting bored doing the same thing? Try something new. Having a bit of variety to your routines will make it a lot more exciting and it’s a great way to challenge yourself.

Exercise to improve your mood

When you exercise, you become more energetic. It’s the best natural high you can get. The more you exercise, the more you want to, and the more energy you gain from it (and the better your mood is!) There’s no better motivation than that!

 

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George M – 10 weeks of success

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client of 12 Week Body Mind Reboot Program

Our member George, joined our 12 Week Body and Mind Reboot Program 8 weeks ago to focus on increasing his fitness levels; understanding how to make more nutritional food choices, and to work on his mindset….

George has had am amazing 8 weeks….. here is his story..

George’s Story

8 weeks ago I was pants size 42 and had no motivation and energy. I was happy to sit on the couch and do the bare minimum. I had no pride in the way I looked and did not care about myself and had a low self-esteem. My wife convinced me to go to Helen’s information session on her 12 Week Body and Mind Reboot Challenge and to make her happy I went along.

Whilst sitting through the information sessions and listening to the overview of the fitness, mindset and wellness program I decided ‘’what do I have to loose’’ and signed up.

The first few weeks were tough.. motivation was hard to find, the sessions felt tough on the body.. but I persisted.. I knew I had a goal in mind… to feel better about myself, to increase my energy and to focus on my mindset.

8 weeks on, and I have dropped 2 pants sizes and fit into a size 38 which is making me feel great.

The biggest change is in my mental attitude as I now have self-belief in myself… To top it off I have loads more energy.

Over the months prior to jumping on board the 12 Week Body and Mind Reboot, I would flake out by 11pm whilst working at my second job in a bar – I felt run down, fatigued and lacked any energy.

Now, I feel amazing, am full of energy, don’t flake out before my shift ends and am just running around.

What has been great for my mindset is that my clothes are feeling looser, and some older clothes in my closet that I have not put on in years are starting to fit. I have a goal to get to size 36 and I am determined to get there.

I love that I am motivated to go to the sessions and my fitness, motivation and attitude has improved by leaps and bounds.

Thank you Helen for cracking the whip and getting me not only into shape, however helping me become a better person with a new outlook on life.

I love that Helen has a straight up no nonsense attitude and prides herself on personal involvement in each of her clients’ journeys’.

 

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Love to build your fitness mindset

Stop – Reflect – Work on your mindset – Build your fitness mindset

So sometimes when I get away for the weekend, and leave Sydney, its hard to leave behind the bootcamp training and in general my own fitness training. I love training!
The beauty of getting some down time is the ability to  reflect and just be present in nature and in my surrounds.

This weekend we decided to take a road trip to North Hunter Valley with the aim of getting some family time. We’re staying in a beautiful eco lodge up in the mountains overseeing North Hunter valley.

On a short walk today, I was overlooking the valley and enjoying its beauty, it got me thinking about mindset and fitness.

It potentially takes hundreds of years for nature to self cultivate and create the beauty that we see. This got me thinking about how we can better learn to self nurture ourselves to create our most beautiful and best selves.

Ask yourself this:

Do you take time to develop yourself?

Are you reflecting every day?

Have time out for yourself?

Are you achieving what you want to achieve in life?

If you have answered no to one or more of these questions, then its time to stop, reflect and work on your mindset.

In addition to this, have you tried:

  • quick fix approach to health, wellness, fitness and nutrition?
  • diets that are just that – quick fixes with no long term results?
  • fitness programs that are just plain boring and don’t fit in with your lifestyle?
  • shakes, detox diets, juice cleanses?
  • have paid for any of the above to not get the results that you want?

Stop!  Stop abusing your body and mind. It does not have to be that hard! Just have a think about whether you have taken the time to work on your mindset to get to your fitness results.

We tend to be so critical, and so self judgemental, that we forget to nurture ourselves and treat ourselves and our bodies well.

How do I do this?

Self care and love. Self nurture.  Focus on my purpose. I take a no BS approach to life. I am true to myself. I am true to my goals. This helps me shift my focus to what I really want. Do this and your fitness, nutrition and wellness goals become more achievable.

Just like the beauty in nature that we see around us, building and developing our best selves, including the boy image we aspire to, the lifestyle we aspire to, takes time, patience and self nurturing.

A few tips on how I self nurture:

1) I take time out to get away quite a few times a year, to see nature, to be within beautiful peaceful environments. During this time, I don’t necessarily give away my fitness goals when I am away.  I choose to cook whilst away to eat healthily. I also choose to keep up my fitness by self motivating and doing small fitness sessions, even if they are short or longer walks and hikes.

It is a great way to self reflect, enjoy serenity and the simple things like birds chirping, the sun shining and wild animals living their lives, whilst still keeping up with my fitness regime.

2) Being grateful… each day I think about at least one thing that I am grateful for.. and secondly, I send a text to my husband to let him know why I am grateful to him

3) I recognise my emotions and allow myself to feel what I feel. Although it may not always be rationalised, through acknowledgement us to be present in the moment to  accept it and move on.

4) Momentarily I  just stop and breathe and take it what I see.  I use my Doterra essential oils to enjoy beautiful smells that uplift me.    Favourites are Whisper, Motivation, Lavender Peace and Balance.

5) I am my worst critic. I have recently stopped focusing on what I am not doing well. I do not compare myself. I do not judge myself. I focus on what I do well. I focus on what kind of person I want to be.

 

Love yourself to build your fitness mindset

Ultimately, what I am getting to, is that when we focus internally, when we focus on loving ourselves, when we take time to make “me time”, we our focusing on ourselves as a whole. Things like our fitness goals, nutrition goals and wellness goals then become much more realistic, seamless and achievable.

Through these small practices of self mindfulness, the focus switches to self love, self compassion, self worth and self nurturing.

Want work on your mindset to achieve your fitness goals? I have 3 spots available for fitness at my Brighton Le Sands bootcamp, online nutrition and wellness coaching.

Fill out the form below for your free coaching call.

Welcome any thoughts or comments.. or if you want to receive ongoing information on fitness, nutrition and wellness, email me at helen@kappatalizefitness.com.au and Ill add you to my mailing list.

 

Release your motivation limitation

I often get asked how I manage to be constantly motivated to run my outdoor bootcamp sessions at St George and Brighton Le Sand, work full time, and have time for family, a new baby, and part time thesis study. Getting up by 4.30 or 5am most mornings for over 5 years now, with only a few hours of good sleep, and finding ways to run interesting fitness sessions outdoors is no easy slog! Being a trainer is definitely not glamorous like some tend to stereotype.

When I sit back and reflect, I don’t believe that I go out looking for things to motivate me. Rather its the realisation that I get my energy from people, love the outdoors, and love fitness, thus its easy to find ways to stay motivated each and every day. I dont think of being motivated as something that I consciously do.

I focus on positive energy through open minded conversations with people, through knowing that I can make a difference to peoples lives and knowing that I can not only share my knowledge each and every day, however learn from others with every encounter that I have every single day. When I reflect on o

So then when I see great results from results from members in programs such as the body transformation and reboot challenges that we undertake at Kappatalize Fitness, I know that I have made a difference, that I have been able to energise my members to set themselves up for success in their fitness and nutrition goals, whether it be weight loss, getting leaner, or generally just feeling better about themselves. This then helps not only keep me motivated, but increases my motivation.

You see about 12 months ago I came to the realisation that for most of my clients, fitness is not just about the weight loss – its about making time for themselves, for ourselves. Coming to the outdoor bootcamps gives us the opportunity yo enjoy nature, to train within an open environment with other like minded individuals, and to also allow ourselves some “me time” away from our hectic lives. In the process we get to move, meet people and enjoy a fitness session where we dont necessarily have to think about what we do next.

Im a strong believer in being good to ourselves and in order to achieve that we need to focus on increasing self awareness, working on mindset and knowing that a good part of achieving our intentions is all about working on ourselves and working on our mindset to develop our best selves. This could mean learning from others, reflecting, being grateful for what we have, acknowledging our achievements daily , journalling, taking time out to enjoy our surrounds and knowing how we can best set ourselves up for success each and every day.

So to get you all thinking, I have listed the top 10 things that I try and do all the time to ensure that my motivation levels are at a premium:

1. I take action every day by setting my intentions for the day, and making the commitment. So set your intentions and commit or recommit to these!

2. I have a plan nutrition and exercise – I stick to it and avoid getting distracted

3. I try and simplify my life – focus on getting to the end game with a few things, and enjoying the journey in the process

4. I move every day – whether its my weight training, a kappatalize fitness @ home workout, or walk, cycle, yoga… I make sure I move as much as possible

5. I reflect and appreciate how far I have come as a person and how much I have grown

6. If I have had a bad day, I let it go and move on!

7. I spend time reflecting on what I have done well and self critique what I could do different, what I have learned and what positives I can take from my learnings

8. I am grateful every day that I live in a free country, that I have opportunities and that I am surrounded by wonderful people that I choose to be amongst

9. I cut myself slack – we only live once so its okay to enjoy life – I choose however to do it in moderation

10.I repeat this every day

Think about these tips and the ones that resonate with you – what would work for you and why? Developing your best self takes time, means putting work into you, and can sometimes be very confronting. I would rather confront myself, call myself on my shit and live a genuine life… its who I am.

Final reflection and thoughts… put these practices into place..rather than constantly look for ways to be motivated, work on yourself instead and the motivation to continue to step up your game will naturally be there.

I welcome any comments, and for those that would like more information, receive tips and ideas on how to develop your best self through mind and body, please link with us through our social media channels.

See you all soon
Kappa

Achieve the body you want by working on your mind!

So over the last few months I was confronted with self confidence issues around my body image. Adapting to a growing belly was something that took effort and a change in mindset.

To combat some of the thoughts I was having, many of you will remember that I posted pregnancy training videos to take myself out of my comfort zone, to show that you can still train whilst pregnant and to help me deal with my fears of my body shape changing.

Whilst I believe that we are all given the body that we have and we should love that body, it’s human nature to always aspire to something more.

I’m a big believer in putting in 💯 percent effort and commitment to developing your best self… if you do this and are true to yourself that you have taken action, then you are developing your best self – that’s all you can aspire to.

Self love is really important, and having a great mindset leads to self love…

Now most of you would know that I’m not big on posting selfies (except on my personal page when travelling 😂)….

However I want to post these selfies to show you that you can transform your body:
– if you work on your mindset
– if you set out your goals
– if you prioritise those goals
– if you focus and commit to want you want to achieve
– if you believe you can achieve

Then you will transform your body to achieve your goals!

Our biggest challenge is overcoming our own thoughts, own fears and the bullshit stories and excuses we make for ourselves.

Time is usually one of the stories… we all have 24 hours in a day – it’s how we choose to use those hours that differentiates us. Exercise only takes 4% of your day… it could take less than 2%.

To work on yourself takes ongoing effort and commitment.

One of the biggest barriers to not achieving our goals tends to be our mindset.

So if you work on your mindset, focus on your priorities and you will achieve what you set out to achieve.

These selfies also take me out of my comfort zone 😜

So if you are ready to commit 💯 percent to yourself, contact us below and I can show you how at my Brighton Le Sands and Peakhurst group outdoor fitness sessions.

Pre pregnancy at 38 weeks, had Danae at 39 weeks and 5 weeks after having baby.

 

@ 38 weeks pregnant

5 weeks post baby