The coming summer season has the same old story. Everyone has that certain enthusiasm to start with a renewed fitness routine to be ready to the hot weather. We all have the certain anticipation in achieving out fitness goals. We are ready to kick everything off. However, just when we are about to reach the middle, many of us seems to have lost enthusiasms and the plans to get fit are crumbling down.
According to statistics, more than half of the number of people who plan to get fit drop the ball off at the six-month mark and over 60% of Gym membership are unused. Do not let yourself become another statistics; stick with your fitness goals and achieve it.
Here are some tips on how you can keep yourself motivated to workout.
Workout With A Purpose
The thought of working out is wonderful but it is not enough to make you stick with it for the long run. Before you start planning your fitness routine, you need to have a purpose in mind. Most women begin working out to lose weight. That’s a good start. But you should also consider other more important benefits of working out like improving health overall. With a purpose in mind, you will have a better chance to have a successful lifestyle change.
Create A Plan
Nobody has been successful in reaching their goals without having a plan. After you have determined your purpose why you want to exercise, you have to come up with a plan on how you are going to achieve your purpose. Your plan will be your guide on your journey for a better and healthy life.
Additionally, when you come up with your plan, you have to put a huge amount of effort to stick with it. This will help you achieve your goals in a timely fashion.
Your workout goals are a lifelong commitment and you cannot achieve it overnight so it is alright to start easy. Do compare yourself to other people who are working out intensely. For all you know they all started just like you. Taking it slow and gradually increasing it. Do not expect yourself to workout hard in your first try; it will just make you feel tired. A 15-minute walk for at least 3 times a day is a good way to start.
This is probably one of the biggest reasons why people quit their workout goals. They set unrealistic goals which as a result can make them feel frustrated and disappointed. Your progress is not defined by how difficult your goal is but it is defined on how you will be able to achieve your goal in small but significant baby steps. Remember, fitness is not achieved overnight and there is no need for you to rush. Start your goal small and level it up as you achieve one goal after the other.
There is no truth in the exercise myth that working out is boring. The reason why a lot of people believe that exercise is boring is not because of exercise itself but because they fail to provide themselves with exercises that suits their interest and where they can enjoy. Exercise should be fun and there are various ways on how to make it fun. If you love to dance, then dance. If you love bikes, then go cycling or biking. Exercise doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go to the gym.
Enthusiasm is not enough motivation to stick with your fitness goals. You have to be committed in working out. Believe in yourself and learn the philosophies in the fitness industry that can help you achieve your fitness goal. Have a personal fitness training which is tailored within your interest and needs. These will make it easy for you to continue with your quest to get fit.