Setting a realistic fitness goals is a good way to rekindle our fitness commitment. Here are some of the methods that will help get you fired up and make your workout routine, a habit.
Friendly competition will keep you focused, find an individual or group that is slightly better than you. Being part of a group will help you stay consistent. According to Diana Mitrea, an ACE-certified personal trainer in New York City, Having other people around you with the same goals is always exciting.
Try setting micro goals that'll help you celebrate smaller victories along the way, like losing 5% of your body weight, nailing a push-up for the first time or running one mile without stopping and be proud of these accomplishments, share them with your gym partner or trainer. You will feel amazing.
According to a 2015 report from the University of Pennsylvania Annenberg School for Communication, healthy social competition and support on social media platforms motivates people to get out and exercise more.
Exercise doesn't have to be boring, and you're more likely to stick with a fitness program that makes you happy. If you're not enjoying your workouts, try something different. Join football or rugby. Check out a martial arts center. If you like to work out at home, search online for videos of high-intensity interval training or boxing. Or take a walk or jog in a local park. Discover your hidden athletic talent or interests.
It's easy to get excited about exercise when you have a reward planned for yourself at the end of the week. Massage is a great reward. There's nothing that feels better than finishing up a week's worth of workouts followed by a relaxing massage. If massages aren't your thing, try some other ideas like a new computer game, a weekend getaway or even a new book you've been wanting.
Before you skip your workout, remind yourself of the fitness goals you intend to achieve and look back on how far you've come, you'll find a reason for not quitting.
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