Motivation is the key to living a life of reaching every goal – and when it comes to health and fitness goals, its importance just can’t be overstated. But hitting the gym, spending hours lifting, eating right day in and day out, can sometimes be real tough and become monotonous. And more often than not, our motivation gradually fizzles out.
If your fitness regime is also suffering, follow these simple tips to overcome feeling demotivated.
Rather than focusing on losing weight, focus on being fit. One of the main reasons why most of us deviate from our health regime is due to setting wrong goals. Fitness is more important than weight loss simply because optimal weight does not always mean optimal health. Research indicates getting fit makes weight loss easier. Plus, you’re more likely to NOT gain the weight back.
Make Exercise Fun
The problem with exercise is, for many of us, it can be boring and repetitive. But it doesn’t have to be. You are likely to have more success in your fitness regime if you plan a new activity every day.
Remember there are many more ways to exercise than just lifting weights or running on the treadmill.
It is vital to understand the importance of right food intake and to calculate the ideal amount of calories required for your body to stay fit. Carefully designed meal plans will help you reach your fitness goals while saving your time. Moreover, if you have your food prepped your mind can’t wander, and it is less likely that you will give in to those cravings.
Fitness apps have completely changed the dynamics of the fitness world. Using fitness apps to take your well-being into your own hands can be really beneficial. You can use these apps to monitor your workouts, keep track of what you eat and how much you drink while getting some useful tips and advice and most importantly, reminders.
Let’s face it, it’s much easier to stay motivated to do things when we know we will get rewarded for it. Give yourself a tangible reward for exercising and reaching a particular goal. This could be anything – a nice dinner out, new workout shoes, a spa session or a beach holiday.
In order to keep your fitness motivation on track, your fitness regime needs to be sharp, planned and effectively executed. Besides, keep reminding yourself of the benefits of improved fitness – weight management, better mental and physical health. And if nothing seems to be working out, ask for help. There is nothing wrong with asking for help. Taking advice from the experts can be super motivating and most definitely will make you accountable.