Monday Motivation: Kill It

Each time I step into the gym, I always take time to reflect or audibly state my goals. I definitely believe in setting your goals and keeping them in front of you at all times, whether visually or on a card that you repeat. It sounds cheesy, but it works.

When we are constantly reminded of something, it is difficult NOT to accomplish the task, or at least work towards it daily. When I do this, my workouts are automatically more aggressive, more precise, and more enjoyable. I complain less and usually make it a point to complete one more rep; to squat deeper; to squeeze harder.

The key to a killer workout? Have a plan. 98% of the time, I walk into the gym knowing exactly what exercises I am going to perform and what machines I am going to use. I usually have them written down on a index card, or even listed out on my phone. If you have a workout plan that you are doing it, follow it. Most plans that professional lay out work for a reason. If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

Now trust me, there are occasional moments when I do not plan my gym time, and although I have tons of workouts in my memory album, I meander around wasting time trying to figure what to do next. I look confused as if it were my first time in the gym. Even worse, my momentum and intensity never reach peak level.

Without a certain amount of intensity, you will never see results. On those days, I don't even break a sweat. I always make it a priority to break a sweat during a workout. My goal is to always walk out of that gym knowing that I owned those weights. Knowing that I killed that work out.

Be guilty of killing every workout, no matter what. Give it your all, all the time.

Until Next Time,
~ Q. Olivia