Here are some tips from me to keep you going and for a step closer to achieve the RESULTS you want.
I even apply this concept for myself.
1) Make exercise a social thing
Grab some friends (Especially from your workplace!Heard of lunchtime workout?)with the same exercise interests. Having people to work out with is a sure bet for motivation. You’ll keep each other going and will be less likely to quit early. It’s nice to have others to talk with and cheer on.
2) Choose your workout timing that works best for you based on your schedule and your energy.
Remember, you have to make EXERCISE as a priority and to include them in your timetable every week.Im a very night person. I do my workouts during the night time for weekdays and morning runs for the weekend. How about you?
3) Do something active everyday.
This is one of the simplest and most overlook! Take the stairs instead of the lift. Do calf raises while photocopying. Park your car a lil’ bit further. Maximize the calorie burn per day.Hey!Every little thing counts! *Brisk walk for 30mins burns about 200++ calories – Thats about 1 prata. So Move That Body.:D
4) If you were to wake up in the morning and exercise first thing, what would sound good to you?
A quick walk outside? Yoga exercises? A circuit workout? Make a list of activities you enjoy and imagine yourself doing those activities on a regular basis.
As for myself, I love Variety. My workouts range from Bootcamp, running, gym training, yoga, dancing and even Muay Thai. Variety is the key to get your body going and you will have fun at the same time. It will also help you avoid weight loss plateaus.Its never BORING!
5) Remind yourself.
Write yourself notes and put them on your computer, your car, your shoes…everywhere. Remind yourself of your plan (“I will exercise for 30 minutes today”) and why you’re doing it (“I’d love to wear a sleeveless shirt for the holidays”).
6) * Reward! Reward! Reward!
If you find exercise is torture, give yourself something for getting through it. Whether you exercise for 4 days in a row, or jog an extra mile–if you’re happy with your performance, give yourself a prize! This could be a day off from the gym, a new pair of jeans…make yourself happy because you deserve it!
7) Train for a local 5K or 10K walk or run.
This can be great motivation to exercise on a regular basis. I’ve seen many people transformed from couch potatoes to lean, mean, exercising machines because they decided to enter and train for a competition like this. Don’t think you can’t do it…YOU CAN!
8 ) Don’t beat yourself up if you miss a workout.
Life is full of challenges and unexpected obstacles. Setbacks happen. Don’t let a couple of missed workouts turn into two months of inactivity.Seriously!You do not want to go through that CYCLE.If you fall down, just get back up again. I believe me and my team of trainers have encountered some days of missing a workout.Its Never too late to get back in the wagon.
9) Get plenty of rest.
That means sleeping for at least 8 hours a night as well as giving yourself recovery days during the week. Working out too much can cause fatigue and possibly, overtraining symptoms. Sleep well.I proudly admit, I love my SLEEP!zzzzzzzz
Heres a last motivational quotation for you before i end my post.
“If you believe in yourself, have dedication and pride and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high, but so are the rewards.” – Paul “Bear” Bryant, the Late, great coach of the Alabama Crimson Tide football team
Love your body and respect them well.
See you at Bootcamp!
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