Get Motivated and Stay Motivated: 5 Ways to Reignite your Fitness Goals

The Texas summer is officially here but New Year’s resolutions to increase health and fitness are long gone. From vacations and getaways to graduations and BBQs, busy summer schedules make workouts near impossible to prioritize. So how do you get yourself into the gym to crush workouts once again after your initial enthusiasm has worn off? Let the fitness professionals from Trophy give you a few simple suggestions that will help motivate, encourage and reignite your health and fitness goals:

  1. UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF EXERCISE Your health is one of the most valuable and irreplaceable possessions in the world. To invest in your health, you must exercise consistently. The benefits of exercise are overwhelming. Besides the obvious benefits of losing weight, looking good, and feeling good, exercise also reduces sickness, disease and improves brain function and learning.
  2. PLAN IT OUT Proper planning prevents poor performance. After that initial fitness jumpstart, it is very easy to lose sight of why you were exercising in the first place. Picture your end goal – is it weight loss, increasing sports performance, adding muscle, or a mixture of each? Whatever it is, make it a priority on your schedule and plan accordingly to work to achieve your goal.
  3. REMOVE OBSTACLES Whether its excessive happy hours, work lunches or staying up too late, take action to remove any unnecessary obstacles that may be keeping you from attaining the sweet joys of your goals and increased health!
  4. BE POSITIVE AND BE CONFIDENT Thinking positive is a powerful tool for self-motivation. It’s okay to look at yourself in the mirror and be proud of your hard work. Feeling good about your appearance will inspire you to continue exercising.
  5. CONSIDER PERSONAL TRAINING Hiring a certified personal trainer is one of the best ways to get motivated and stay motivated. Personal trainers are worth the investment because they provide structure, accountability, and encouragement. They are experts in designing a  specific program based on your goals and will help you maximize your time at the gym.

First decide to make a change, commit to your fitness goals, and don’t let anything or anyone get in your way! At Trophy Fitness, we’re here to serve you and help you achieve your goals. Learn more about personal training and classes here.


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Victoria Plummer, Trophy trainer and owner of Femfit

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Trophy’s Tips to Stay in Shape this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again when staying fit and healthy becomes a daily battle with sweets and treats piling up at every turn. Unless you are a total Grinch, it can be a challenge to avoid packing on the pounds. Studies show the average holiday weight gain is anywhere from one to FIVE pounds. Instead of beginning the new year on a weight surplus, start being proactive now with Trophy’s Tips to Stay in Shape this Holiday Season:

1. Early Morning Workouts

  • Exercising in the morning, especially on the day of festivities and parties will help ensure better behavior all day long. If you exercise three times a week, add a few extra weekly workouts during the holiday season to compensate for extra calories consumed.

2. Eat BEFORE Celebrating

  • The best way to avoid overeating at a party or holiday event is to eat a healthy, protein-filled meal beforehand. This will cause you to stay fuller longer and avoid a binge later on. The last thing you want to do is show up to a celebration starving!

3. Easy on the Booze!

  • When it comes to drinking alcohol, it’s not just about the calories, but also about control. Excessive drinking, not only adds unnecessary calories but can relax our inhibitions around tasty treats and food in general.

4. Enjoy Holiday Cravings in Moderation

  • Sometimes completely restricting yourself may only make your cravings more appealing and lead to overindulgence. It’s smart to acknowledge a few cravings, and as long as it’s in moderation, portion control is everything – ask for accountability from friends and family if needed!

5. Sleep Well

  • Avoid late nights and depriving yourself of sleep. When you are sleep-deprived, your body produces more of the stress hormone known as cortisol, which will lead to an increased appetite and is the number one cause of weight gain.

6. Say No Politely

  • Many times you feel forced to eat foods because friends and family put it in front of you. Learn to say no politely, such as “No thank you, I’m full, but everything was delicious!”, or “Everything tasted wonderful, but I couldn’t eat another bite.” This will help you avoid overeating and at the same time not coming off as disrespectful.  

7.  Engage a Trophy Personal Trainer

  • You don’t have to do it alone. If you’re struggling to meet your goals this month – engage a Trophy Personal Trainer for 50% off* your first month! Trophy Personal Trainers are specifically trained to not only help you look better but feel better by alleviating pain and building strength. Schedule a free consultation here.

8. Know When it’s Over!

The holiday season is typically over for most people January 1. Acknowledge that the festivities and decadent food are over and there is no need to continue to splurge!

*50% off first month of personal training memberships for new clients – minimum three month commitment


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