How to Stay Motivated to Exercise
Do you want to get fit but find yourself struggling to stay motivated to exercise?
Or maybe you have been doing great, but have now suddenly hit a wall and no longer have the same enthusiasm and energy as you did at the start....
Check out our top tips on how to stay motivated to exercise and keep seeing those results.
1. Write it down
When ever you feel like giving up, just remember why you started.
Write it down and stick it up somewhere you can see it. If you are feeling unmotivated, look at why you started in the first place!
2. Picture It
A picture paints a thousand words.
We are very visual creatures and having a picture of where you want to be can really help with gearing up to get those tough sessions done.
Whether it's a picture of yourself in more body confident days or a positive (and realistic) body idol, having something to focus on will really help you achieve success.
Save the picture to your phone's home screen or stick it up on your mirror. Visualisation is a very useful tool when achieving your goals.
3. Result Tracking
This is a big one and something we ask our P4 members to keep on top of..
Tracking your body weight/composition, circumference measurements and/or how far/fast/heavy you have achieved during your workout is one of the best ways to see just how far you've come, this can really help you to stay on track.
Set an intention before you begin your session. What is it that you want to achieve in your workout?
'Just getting through it' maybe be a personal victory but its not the best intention.
Your body does what your mind tells it, so take a minute and think about what you would like to feel or accomplish in that session before you begin.
'Feeling more energised' or 'doing an extra circuit' are just two good examples.
Music can be massively helpful when you are trying to muster the energy to exercise.
As well as high bpm tracks providing an upbeat, fun environment, slower more rhythmic music can also be useful by helping to calm and focus your mind allowing you to switch off from the other things you may be distracted by.
What ever your playlist looks like, put it on, turn it up and enjoy an awesome workout!
For more motivation don't forget to follow us on instagram and Facebook @p4bespoketraining or speak to one of the team today!