Today our personal trainers want to share with you some fantastic tips on how to stay motivated throughout your fitness journey.
First of all, it’s extremely important that you set goals. What is it in Health and Fitness that you want to achieve? Perhaps you want to focus on weight loss, getting abs, generally feeling healthier or being more confident in your own body. This goal is quite possibly going to change as you progress along your journey, but setting your initial milestones is the very first step to progression.
Those initial goals are what will get you started on your journey. To keep the momentum going, set yourself big goals – three years, five years, ten years, and then work retrospectively to set yourself short-term milestones: what you do on a daily, weekly and monthly basis to work towards your bigger goals. Once you break these up into manageable and “more realistic” achievements in your mind, you will always find yourself reaching a positive milestone toward your long term goals.
You may find it helpful to have a daily to-do list, including your exercises for the day, so that you feel entirely positive and productive when you can check those tasks off your lists. Feeling positive and acknowledging your achievements is a huge morale boost and will leave you excited and looking forward to crushing your next goal!
It’s vital that you track your progress. We constantly monitor our clients using our fitness tracking app to regularly assess what is working for them, what they can do to improve and exactly how much closer they are progressing toward their goals. It’s not only important to have goals, but knowing what you have to do, and how much you’ve already done, to reach those goals is imperative.
An often overlooked tip – keep things fun! It’s not only important for progress that you keep your training varied, but it will do wonders for your motivation if you aren’t always doing the same exercises time and time again. Mix up your circuit training, try new things and always think of ways that you can improve and alter your fitness routine.
Competition is healthy, and so is finding inspiration. But what is even more important, is that you don’t compare yourself, your progress or your transformation with someone else. Everyone’s body is different, and everyone walks a completely different fitness journey. “Body goals” is a term that appears more and more often on the web and socially; there’s nothing wrong with having a particular look to work towards, and as we mentioned, goals are extremely important – but what’s most important is that you should be doing it for yourself and your own personal health above all else.