Please take 4 minutes and enjoy the video, hopefully you get motivated!
It is easy to start a fitness campaign for a better you but the challenge is not picking up your running shoes and renewing your membership at your fitness gym. The challenge is keeping that fire burning everyday, of having the courage and discipline to pick up those shoes in days that you would rather stay in bed. How can you keep yourself motivated to work out every day?
Ask yourself if you really want to start all over again. The effort you have made to reach your present physical condition must not be wasted by doubts and excuses. Know where you have been, how weak you were and how you have defied yourself to be where you are now.
While watching others including your instructor work out, you will feel it’s harder for you to just quit and leave early. There is also really motivating about being part of a mob that wants one thing – physical fitness. It gives you a feeling you are not alone and you cannot let them down by quitting just because you want to. Being part of a group makes you feel you belong to something bigger than your own fitness struggles.
Watch videos like the ones above, write down your goal weight, and buy yourself a suit you would like to wear once a certain milestone has been hit. Make sure that you have all the reasons to keep going. When you reach a milestone, make another one, tougher this time, and challenge yourself to it. Give yourself all the reasons to keep going. Also never forget to celebrate every success you achieve along the way. It is not just the achievement of big goals, but the more subtle, daily progress that makes success much sweeter in the end.
Challenges like: I have made it this far, I’m just a short distance away from running xx-m. Let’s see if I can make it to xx/m. These challenges up the odds and make it just a tad harder to get to the next level of your goals. This can get you hyped up and often times this consumes you a lot you cannot even wait for another day to start.
Why? Because you will just listen to them while exercising, and if you want to know how it will end you will actually need to work out. This is a convenient way to have a steady dose of motivation through your day. Audiobooks also have wordings that get you pumped up to do more and be more for your fitness activities.
We hope these five tips will help you get going. Remind yourself that it will not be easy but it is the challenge that makes it all the more exciting. Acknowledge the fact there is no easy way to becoming fit, only hard work and consistency can make it happen. When you build a habit out of these, fitness will stop being a goal but will instead become a way of life.