Staying motivated…

Member Feature : by Tash Naidoo of Simply Virtual

I find myself still grabbing by Uggs and beanbag as there is a definitely an undeniable chill in the air, it seems as though I blinked and winter crept up on us and although we are only in August I feel like I can’t wait for summer to arrive.


Get into action…

I had to think and then rethink about getting up and gearing myself for an indoor workout today – somehow it isn’t as much fun when you have to peel off the layers of clothing.

This got me thinking about a few ways of getting into action:

  • schedule an exact time to get moving
  • set aside your outfit and any ‘tools’  before hand
  • ensure that you have cleared your schedule and completed any tasks before you get moving
  • reward yourself for a job well done after completing your workout – this could be in the form of a healthy meal or a healthy treat, or a relaxing foot soak!

By following these few simple steps you can ensure that you have no excuses and before you know it, you will be in a great rhythm and reaping the benefits of a balanced lifestyle. Remember that if you decide to skip a day here and there, try not to beat yourself up about it. For example if you have worked really hard and feel like having a rest day – go for it! BUT be sure to get back to it the next day because it is easier to fall into a bad habit.

I tend to be a bit excessive and sometimes this tends to catch up with me but I keep reminding myself that I need to use the 80/20 principal and try to maintain some balance. For more information on the 80/20 principal – I found the below link to be quite insightful:

As you can see this does not only apply to exercise, but to life in general. I know that it is easier said than done but creating habits is essential for growth and studies have shown that it can be extremely powerful and ultimately transform your life. I have started eading a book called The Power of Habit – by Charles Duhigg and it’s been such an eye opener.  Herewith a summary to tickle your interest:

Before I go I wanted to leave you with this very pertinent message:

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass .. it is learning to dance in the rain”


Lots of love,

Jess and Tash