Finding an exercise routine that works for you is an incredible feeling. Nothing is better than being motivated to put on your sports shoes and start your fitness exercises. But we are all human, sometimes you just feel giving up!
Here are the most motivational tips, so you can prepare to be the best even on the most “meh” days!
You’re probably listening to music while doing your favorite fitness exercises, but you can use it for much more! Listening to an optimistic mix while you are preparing for the gym or on your way to it will make you feel unstoppable when you walk through the door.
Whether you select your own music or listen to pre-set playlists, finding a pumping up soundtrack for your pre-workout routine prepares you to start even before your warm-up begins.
Leave all the negativity at the door when you get to the gym. Studies have shown that people tend to procrastinate more frequently when they are in a bad mood. At the same time, researchers have found that being happy can increase your productivity and help you achieve your goals.
Although “being happy” sounds simple, it can actually be hard to force yourself to change your mood. That’s why we offer you a simple advice! start measuring your progress. Once you start to see small progress towards your final goal, your mood will begin to change!
Start with simple goals and then move toward more far-reaching goals. It is easy to get frustrated and give up if you start your fitness journey with too ambitious goals.
For example, if you have not exercised in a long time, a short-term goal may be to walk for 10 minutes a day, five days a week. An intermediate goal may be to walk for 30 minutes, five days a week. A long-term goal may be to complete a 5-kilometer walk.
For most healthy adults, the Department of Health and Human Services recommends that you perform at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of intense aerobic activity per week, or a combination of moderate and intense activity. Try to incorporate strength training exercises of all the major muscle groups into your fitness routine at least twice a week.
This is a very important psychological concept. Reward yourself for each time you complete a goal or a task. If you really want to be motivated, you can give 100 dollars to a friend and with instruction to return them only if you have completed your goals at the end of the week. There will be no laziness or negativity to resist that incentive!