Fitness Motivation Tips From Lorna Jane + Denise Austin
You want to get healthier and exercise more? Don’t we all!
Whether you prefer hitting the pavement or a fancy gym, every athlete (or wanna be athlete) needs fitness motivation (aka the occasional kick in the soon-to-be-taught-tush to stay on track).
So, how and where, you wonder (or at least we do!) do some of the most fit women around find their fitness motivation?
Well, we asked two of them: Lorna Jane Clarkson (the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Lorna Jane) and Denise Austin (the fitness icon and founder of Denise Austin’s 10 Week, 360° Plan).
Lorna Jane Clarkson on fitness motivation…
Invest in a planner, like the Lorna Jane Move Nourish Believe Diary. Use the planner to establish rituals. By making the daily commitment to MOVE your body, NOURISH from the inside out and BELIEVE anything is possible, you will become the best version of yourself and you will get the very most out of every single day.
Purchase beautiful activewear that makes you feel great and will motivate you to get moving and keep moving throughout 2015. At Lorna Jane, we release up to 100 new pieces each month, so there is never shortage of inspiring activewear!
Never, Never, Never give up on your goals or shaping your dreams. If you slip up, remember: Every day is a new beginning, take a deep breath and start again.
Denise Austin on fitness motivation…
Wake up a few minutes earlier and squeeze in 3 minutes of your favorite exercise. Do a 360 full body workout – upper body, abs and lower body – in your bedroom in just a few minutes! Place your feet on the floor and your hands on the bed and do 10-20 pushups. This version is a little less challenging than a standard pushup since it’s on the bed. To target your mid-section, get down and do 20 sit-ups. My favorite are bicycles because they are a 360 degree workout for your abs (upper, lower and obliques). And then for lower body, there’s nothing better than squats. I like to call them, butt taps. You squat down and tap a chair or you’re the edge of your bed. This is really great for your butt and the lower half of your body. The 360 wakeup routine is a great way to start the day!
Get out of your jammies as fast as you can and lace up those running shoes. By putting on your fitness attire right away you get psyched and motivated. Now that your all geared up in your workout clothes, you have to squeeze in some type of exercise. Even if it’s a quick walk!
Make exercise accessible. Your muscles don’t know if you’re at a fancy gym or sitting at home watching TV, so use that extra time at your office or while you’re on the telephone to lift some light weights.
Sign up for a fitness plan to help get you started and keep you motivated. My new 360 plan gives people the tools they need to achieve their goals by combining everything I know about exercise, nutrition and motivation in one place for the first time ever through all-new video content.