Ignite Your Motivation
Fire up your focus, whether you’re setting up a brand new routine or needing a bit of extra motivation to get yourself back on track, these Fit Tips are a sure fire way to ignite your motivation so you can smash your goals.
Create A Balanced Routine
There are so many different ways to workout so if you are bored, if you are feeling unmotivated or Try to combine a combination of both strength and weight training along with aerobic exercise for 30 minutes 3 times a week.
If you don’t like what you are doing then why are you doing it? If you don’t really like running, try yoga, Pilates, boxing classes or even strength and conditioning.
Track Your Progress
If you have specific goals, it makes sense to track your progress. Keeping a record of your progress motivates you in those times when you feel discouraged. It will also help you to see what you have achieved and help you to get back on course.
Set Specific Realistic Goals
Write down your goals and return to them regularly to remind yourself of what you set out to achieve and the need to persevere.
Figure why you want to achieve those goals, ask yourself questions like: ’Why do I want to be healthy? The reasons have to be meaningful to me,’
If you want to lose motivation, setting unrealistic goals that will take you a long time to achieve, is a sure way to not achieving your goals.
Setting big goals is a good thing, but in order to stay on track with that goal, it’s always a good idea to set up smaller milestones to help you along the way. When you achieve these milestones, you will feel accomplished and it will encourage you to keep going, until eventually you reach your “big goal”.
If you goal is to run 10 kms, set it as a 6-9 month goal. Find a local fun run to participate to also help you achieve your goal. Start with promising to just get out 4 times a week and being active, this will start to set up positive habits. Give yourself small milestones to work towards
Eat As Clean And Natural As You Possibly Can
Take the time to learn about foods and ingredients and there possible benefit or negative effect on your health.
Respect your body, by avoiding heavily processed foods, instead opt for fresh and local where possible. Make an effort to eat as clean as possible.
Try to live but the age old Hippocrates quote “Let food be thy medicine”.
The The better you eat, the better you feel and the better you will sleep. What you eat today, sets you up for tomorrow.
Schedule It And Stick To It!
Schedule your workouts into your calendar and keep it like you would any other meeting or date.
Build activity into your daily routine. Finding time to exercise can be a challenge if its not part of your routine. Hint: ditch the TV in the evening and get early and exercise first thing in the morning. Its a fabulous way to start the day
Plan your meals well ahead, so you don’t have to think about it during the week. Oranges some time on the weekend to do meal prep. Let your family (or friends) know you will be training at certain times, so they can support you.
Sign Up and Train for a Charity Event
I am not sure about you, but I feel awful for breaking a commitments, especially if you have also pledged to raise money for charity. You not only let yourself down but also the charity and everyone who sponsored you.
So sign up and stick with it. Having a deadline will keep you training hard.
There are so many amazing charities that you can support and participate in and don’t worry, you don’t need to go and be a fitness pro to be a part and make a difference. Often it is about just having a go.
Here are a few, but do some research and find one that resonates with you.
Don’t be afraid to celebrate even the smallest milestones. Do something nice for your self!
- Book a massage or facial
- Buy some new workout gear
- Get the latest tracking equipment, a FitBit, Garmin or similar
- If you don’t already have one buy a blender to whip up green smoothies
Inspire with Visual Cues
Visual cues and reminders are powerful motivators.
Create an inspiration board or pages within your journal with your goals, and make sure you revisit it on a daily basis.
Add images of events you want to finish and participate in including distances. You can also add some pictures of yourself when you were slim if you have them, or pictures of others who inspire you or a even a sexy new outfit. Write in bold your why and motivational quotes.