Maintaining the drive to keep exercising can be harder than the actual workout itself. Whether you’re going to the gym or exercising at home you need to keep yourself motivated to get through those times when you really don’t feel like making the effort. We’ve all been there at one time or another and once you get over the hump you are always glad you did. These 4 realistic and achievable tips will help you keep going and achieve your fitness goals.
- Set Realistic Goals
If you set your goals too high and don’t reach them you will feel demotivated and at risk of quitting all together. Set yourself some realistic goals so when you achieve them or even exceed them you will feel pumped and excited to continue on to your next goal.
- Reward Yourself
This is one of the most important things you can do. If you’re going to work hard at achieving your fitness goals then you need to be rewarding yourself at the same time. Even if its little things like a candlelit bath or a massage, things are a lot more enjoyable when you feel you deserve them. You know what they say about all work and no play…
- Remove Barriers
You need to remove any barriers that might give you an easy excuse not to exercise. For example – If you go to the gym first thing in the morning and its hard getting out of a warm bed, make sure you have warm clothes ready to jump in to and your gym bag packed the night before so you’re ready to roll.
- Get Good Workout Equipment
You always feel better when you’re dressed in smart clean clothes. Make sure you have workout gear that you like to put on, if you’re wearing the same old ratty clothes all the time you will feel drab and uninspired. You need to feel sparkly and ready to take over the world!