Motivation is a key element that will drive you to reach and accomplish your desired goals. We all lack in motivation from time to time but incorporating regular exercise into an already busy schedule can be difficult, it’s all too easy for those excuses to creep in.
Overcoming the motivation demon is actually quite simple, here are our top tips for staying motivated:
Get a buddy!
Exercising with a friend or as part of a group class can really help you to attend your workout sessions, it’s trickier to cancel plans you’ve made with someone else!
You’ll find inspiration in seeing other achieve their aims too, surrounding yourself with positive people can have a great impact on your willingness to work-out.
Vary your sessions
Change around your weekly exercise routine by mixing up the training you do. Why not try out a variety of different activities and sports? Adding in different activities will not only stop the boredom of the same gym routine, but will also help to increase your overall fitness as your body adapts to different training intensities.
Try and embed exercise into your daily routine, and change your view of it as a normal everyday activity. Making exercise is part of your day, rather than a chore will stop any negative responses associated with working out.
Finding somewhere local facilities to workout in, that’s affordable and easy to get to will limit the chances of you making excuses not to go!
Monitor your progress
Whether its weight loss, fitness, flexibility, or for a competition, monitor your progress. Take pictures and write down measurements of where you are at now, and where you want to be. Motivation will flood in the closer you get to your goals.
Perhaps the most important point of all, have fun! Enjoying your workouts will mean that exercising is no longer a chore, rather than trying to find the motivation to go, you’ll be raring to go every time!
Active8-Tameside has a great range of facilities available for you to use as part of your regular
weekly routines, which can accommodate a variety of activities and sports for both individuals and groups… get in touch on the details below for more information.