It is really hard to find the motivation to keep going, after several weeks without much change.
Having the desire to get in shape is one thing but doing the work is the other.
A lot of people start but lose interest in the long run.
Getting in shape is a long term work.
Have you heard the famous saying that ‘the best time to grow a tree is 20 years ago and the next best time is now,’ well this saying apply to fitness, small changes add up over time and can often lead to a major change in your life.
So, if you are thinking of losing weight or maintaining your body weight start today.
SET YOUR GOALS BEFORE STARTING
Setting your goals before starting makes it easier for you to achieve.
Whether it is completing a 2km hiking or swimming or losing your belly fat from your body rather than aiming to get fit.
Make sure that your goals are achievable within a couple of weeks and let it be challenging enough so that you won’t lose interest.
Remember the harder you work for something the greater you will feel when you achieve it.
GET YOURSELF A STRUCTURED PLAN
Depending on your goals there are different ways of achieving your goal which is why it is important that you have structured plan for your goal.
Whether it is a workout session in the gym or preparing for triathlon competition or rowing, whatever is your goal there is a structured plan for it.
A structured plan gives you a sense of accomplishment for doing so simple and basic training and motivates you.
LOVE WHO YOU ARE
Try not to be so critical about yourself, stop looking in the mirror at saying to yourself ‘I can’t change or lose weight’.
The fact that you realize that you need to take care of yourself is a good step in the right direction.
Words like ‘I can do it,’or ‘I am going to change’ will make it easier for you to motivate yourself and help you in achieving your goal.
Having positive frame of mind before workout helps you in achieving your goal.
Losing weight is not a short term process but a long term commitment of time and energy.
According to Jenn Proske, love yourself, it is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.
GETTING YOURSELF A REWARD
Motivation is a personal decision and what motivates one person might not work for another.
Getting yourself a reward after achieving your goal could motivates you and also encourages you to set new goal towards a better and healthy life.
Whether it is shopping with friends or visiting new places or watching a new movie.
Try to pick a reward that gets you excited and is not expensive.
FINDING IT AS A HOBBY
Ever have a chore that you don’t want to do but spend times do other chores because you love doing it.
It is time to consider your workout as a hobby rather than work.
Once you get involved in a hobby especially with family and friends it makes it easier and fun.
It can be hobby that you can do with your friends and family such as running, hiking, and marathon.