How do you get motivated to make changes into your lifestyle that will actually last? Are you also struggling to progress and reach your fitness goals? Continue to read how you with small actions actually can boost your motivation for a healthy lifestyle! First of all, you need to be certain that you want to make a change in your life. Often this happens when you have the feeling “OK, this is enough”. Which can be a positive thing, because you really feel that you live differently and that you don’t want to continue the in the same way. When you accepted the way it currently is, and that you’re determine to start to live differently, you have already taken a big step. Well done! This often gives you kind of relief and satisfaction already. So far all good, right? Then you just need to ensure an extra time, why you want to level up your lifestyle. What is your true inner desire and “why”? Ideally, it’s something important and valuable. Not only “I have to lose weight, because it feels like people are looking at me when I’m out”. But if you instead have a reason that really matters to you, I’m sure you’ll succeed faster, and most importantly of all: you will be happier working on this goal. For me as a new mum, after the C-section I had, the training I did was crucial in order to rehab my body to be able to walk, lift and run again! Or simply function properly in everyday life. I also wanted to run a half-marathon again for example. Focus on the goals and reasons that are really important to you. Linked to having a reason to do what you do, it’s valuable to have clearly defined goals. But also realistic expectations…! I don’t know about you exactly, but it’s very common, and I’m of them myself that love to achieve and almost always don’t think I did good enough…! Hmmm… “Miss Perfect Syndrome” is what I call this. Can you relate? Set simple goals that are manageable and goals that you will love working on every day. Because, a healthy lifestyle is a process and something you need to work on-, and nourish, every day, just like you need to nourish yourself.