The key to realizing your fitness goal is consistency That said, its probably not a surprise that most will throw in the towel long before they reach their goals. All to often our exercise plans are put to the side when it becomes to much like work, or we don’t see results fast enough. But that doesn’t always have to happen. By keeping yourself constantly motivated, you’ll be able to maintain your workout and get better results. With the right mindset, you’ll be able to achieve lifelong fitness. What follows are a few methods to keep yourself motivated that I have seen work over the years and I am sure they will work for you too.
Set realistic goals
When setting your goals, be reasonable in your expectations. Its very easy to shoot too high when you first start out. If you aim to really lose weight do some homework on how much weight you can lose in a healthy manner in a given amount of time. The best way to avoid being disappointed or defeated is to keep your goals both simple and understandable. Just one example of an understandable goal is to lose no less than two pounds a week.
Do something that you love:
Working out doesn’t necessarily mean slaving yourself in the gym. It’s very important to do something that you enjoy. For example, if you like yoga, or martial arts, make those your exercise routines. Obviously it is much easier to stick with an exercise program you have fun with. If you get bored with what your doing, simply try something else occasionally
Put up images of people who have the body type you are trying to get.
Of course these pictures have been altered to help the person look better than they really are but having that picture in front of you does help your motivation. You’ll strive to have that kind of body which in a way can keep you motivated to workout.
Sometimes, the best way to keep yourself motivated to workout is to reward your efforts. Giving yourself rewards upon reaching your fitness goals and milestones can help keep you stay in track. Just remember not to overdo it.
Take picture of your progress:
Staying focused with your “eyes on the prize” often means you lose track of how far you’ve already come Most folks only track their weight but that is not all there is to being fit Taking a series of pictures every two or three weeks is a great way to keep track of your progress Its hard to overstate the sense of accomplishment you feel when you can see your progress in pictures.
Getting, and staying, fit, is really a life-style determination, not just a temporary fix for a sudden weight gain. These kinds of techniques are excellent at keeping you motivated any time you occasionally lose focus nevertheless, you must make your ultimate ambitions of lifelong fitness in your mind always.
Besides physical exercise, being fit requires a knowledge of nutrition to ensure a healthy diet, uninterrupted sleep to rest and recharge both the body and the mind, and a strong mental attitude. All these topics, and more, are covered at Century 21 Fitness.com. Stop by and check us out soon.