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Have you ever found yourself starting a fitness regime and following it closely the first few days but as days pass by, the urge to give up is too strong and you find yourself giving up? If you said yes, then you are not alone! We all know that being active and focusing on fitness is great for the mind, body and soul and has many benefits but a lot of times you are not able to motivate yourself to workout which is pretty normal and happens to everyone but we have brought you some tips that will help you stay motivated.
One of the best ways to stay motivated is starting slow and building up to the bigger goals by setting smaller, more achievable goals in the beginning. If you set bigger, maximal goals right in the beginning then chances are that you will get overwhelmed and give up soon. To avoid that and to stay on track it’s best to be realistic. For instance, don’t start by working out for an hour every day but try to do it thrice or four times a week.
Another way to motivate yourself to workout is by trying to incorporate physical activity in your everyday routine. If you are too tired to workout post going back home from work then find a gym nearby your office and workout there. If you have a time crunch the entire day then take a 45 minute walk post dinner and try completing your everyday steps’ target. Rather than finding excuses try scheduling your workouts as you would your meetings or any other important activity.
This is a sure shot way to ensure that you don’t skip workouts no matter what. Find friends, family, acquaintances, colleagues, just about anyone who shares your goals. It’s best to find someone who will cheer you on and encourage you to stay on path and support you. However, make sure that your buddy or friend doesn’t indulge in criticism but reassurance because you don’t need nagging.
It’s not necessary that you hit the gym everyday but it’s important to exercise everyday. Try finding activities that you enjoy, maybe sports or something else. Once you start enjoying your workout there is nothing that will stop you from going there. You can join a ballroom class or a Zumba dancing class or maybe a basketball league or something that excites you to step out and work out. Always remember that exercise need not be boring and you can definitely have fun whilst at it.
Remember the times in school when we used to make one spelling error and our teachers would make us write the same word over and over again for 10-15 times. The same psyche applies here. Putting your goals in writing will help you stick to your workout plan. Pro tip: Keeping an exercise diary might do wonders when it comes to staying consistent. Pen down what you did in each workout session and how you feel once you are done. Writing about your efforts and tracking progress will not only help you feel good but also help you get going.
Defining the reason behind working out is extremely important as it always happens that there is some amount of personal and emotional investment when you set goals. Whether you are a gym person, a runner or just someone who likes to stay active, pick a cause, a reason that will help you motivate yourself to workout. There are many competitions out there which support causes like- Alzheimer’s research, suicide prevention, cancer research and a lot more. Signing up for something will also help you stay on track.
We think by now you have understood and are aware of the many ways that will help you stay motivated to workout. If you now want to make a promise to yourself to workout every day and be consistent then do it with FITPASS- your one pass to fitness. With FITPASS you can access 5,500+ gyms and fitness centers in 39+ cities across the country.