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Fall Into Fitness: 4 Great Ways To Stay Motivated

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Fall into Fitness: 4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated

Staying on track is hard enough year-round, but fall provides an easy means to backslide on all your hard work and progress, especially with a holiday lurking around every corner! Never fear, you can have your pumpkin pie and eat it too. The hardest thing to do is to get motivated and into a routine that will keep you healthy, fit, and less stressed going into Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and beyond! Here are a 4 great ways to stay motivated and to help you shift your mindset into fitness this fall.


4 Great Ways to Stay Motivated


1. Take time to enjoy the scenery.

Crisp air, falling leaves, the thought of pumpkin carving and apple picking…. Fall is an intoxicating time of year! What better way to get a jump start on your exercise than by enjoying the outdoors? Plus, it makes it easier later on when the weather gets MUCH colder to workout outdoors if you have gotten your body adjusted to the cooler temps. Remember that it gets darker earlier, so take steps to stay safe! If you’re running outside after work, for example, make sure you wear some sort of light-reflecting clothing.

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2. Make a commitment.

Fall is a reigning champion of fun themed runs; costumed runs, Turkey Trots, it goes on forever. Making a commitment by registering for a run is a great way to lock yourself into a fitness plan- not only will you be already signed up, you’ll want to get training beforehand- which means you’ll need to get running. Be sure to train in conditions similar to the actual event, which probably means you’ll need to follow the tip above and run outside. If you still feel like you’re struggling to get moving, here’s a great list of motivational strategies for you to try.

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3. Turn your TV binge into a workout opportunity.

There’s no debate about it - fall television is king! It’s so easy to get lost bingeing the newest season of our favorite shows that we leave ourselves no time to get in any form of exercise. But there’s an easy, convenient way to get yourself off the couch. Throw in some squats with your Stranger Things! Seriously, an episode is a great length of time to get in a good core workout, and you can even make commercial breaks your time to do some quick moves like push ups or a plank.

4. Take advantage of fitness apps.

With so much knowledge already in the palm of our hand, it’s no surprise that smartphones are a good place to start on the road to a healthier you. Not only are fitness apps cheaper in a lot of cases than taking boutique classes or getting personal training, they are an awesome resource for keeping track of your progress, staying accountable, and becoming more knowledgeable about your own body. Here’s a list of some of the top rated fitness apps for you to try.

Hopefully these tips will help you feel motivated to take on the holidays and emerge a healthy, fab new you!


About the Author:
Nicole Kennedy is a fitness enthusiast by day, 
Netflix aficionado by night. Fall is her favorite season. 



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  1. Great tips! I try not to skip my morning walks as far as possible!

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  2. These are some great tips! I love working out.. I tried the 21 days rule (stretched it to 30) and it worked. I believe, choosing an exercise which makes you feel good, helps. It was pilates for me!

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  3. Really great tips! Thanks for sharing!!
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  4. This post its on point great motivation thanks.

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  5. I like the idea of working out while I'm watching TV! I've heard that some of the top super models do that

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  6. Cool post, Lux. I find it fairly easy to start a healthy habit ... it's the motivation to stay with it for the L O N G haul that wears me down. This is a timely post today as I see the pounds gradually creeping on again ...

    ;-}

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  7. Thanks for the tips specially the last one ~ I really need to keep it going, ha ~

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  8. sooo hard for me to work out :D

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  9. Ohh I relly wish i'd be so easy..

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  10. ;D

    Boas essas maneiras!

    Ótima terça!

    Beijo! ^^

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  11. I look forward to when I can have those good cardio workouts again!

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  12. I seriously need to start working out. I keep on attempting to work out and stretch but I am just too lazy and I am not liking that. thanks for this post though! It somehow motivated me ;)

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  13. I totally use my cardio as the time to catch up on Insta stories- I just plug in and start jogging on the treadmill!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  14. great tips
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  15. Yes, getting is and keeping it motivated is ultimately important. I learned a couple of tips from this sharing.

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