No matter how often you exercise, there will be times when you simply don’t feel motivated to stick to your exercise routine. If you feel you’ve been struggling to stay motivated to exercise or eat healthily, here are some great motivation tips that 747Fitness recommends you follow.
1. Set SMART Goals
If you have any fitness goals, whether it be gaining muscle mass, losing weight or something else, it’s important to make sure that the goals you’ve set for yourself are both realistic and achievable. Keep the well-known term ‘SMART’ in mind, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time-Based. Following a SMART goal framework will keep your goals realistic, help you achieve them within a reasonable timeframe, and make sure they’re relevant to your lifestyle and fitness goals, all of which will keep you feeling motivated to keep exercising.
2. Put Up Inspiring Visual Images
Seeing is believing, as they say, and this is definitely true when you see visual images that inspire you to exercise. This could mean putting up photos of fit people on a wall in your workout space, on the refrigerator in your kitchen, or as the wallpaper on your computer or smartphone. You could even place sticky notes on a wall or mirror with encouraging words or the reasons why you want to get fit. Seeing these images or words will inspire you to continue to achieve your fitness goals.
3. Work Out in an Inspirational Environment
Being in certain environments can cause a shift in mood, and this includes where you work out. If you prefer to exercise at home, try to set up a space where you have plenty of room to exercise and store exercise equipment. Some people find being outdoors gives them the motivation to exercise, as they’re surrounded by nature and can get plenty of fresh air. Joining a gym is another highly recommended option if you need motivation to exercise. By seeing other gym members exercise by themselves or with a gym personal coach and achieve their fitness goals, you too should feel more motivated.
4. Do a Variety of Exercises
If you’re a member of a gym, it’s highly recommended that you get a gym personal coach to plan a fitness programme for weight loss, muscle gain or any other goal you may have that involves regularly doing a variety of exercises. Some days you might do primarily cardiovascular exercises that improve your stamina, while on other days you might lift weights that will help you gain muscle mass and definition. Variety will not only stop you from getting bored, but will also make sure that different parts of the body are getting the exercise they need.
5. Surround Yourself with the Right People
You should try to be around people who will keep you motivated to exercise and eat healthily as much as possible. If you want to make yourself motivated to exercise, even when you don’t feel like it, booking regular sessions with a gym personal coach will keep you accountable. Not only will you be obligated to exercise at the time you’ve arranged with them, but they’ll have devised a fitness programme for you to follow. In terms of food, speaking with an accredited sports nutritionist can help you know what foods you should be eating and what foods you should be avoiding that could hinder your progress.
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Get in touch with 747Fitness today by calling 0401 758 503 or contact us online to speak to our in-house accredited sports nutritionist or gym personal coach and find out how we can help you with your fitness goals.