4 Essential Steps to Improving Your Fitness Motivation Levels
Living a lifestyle that involves a healthy diet and regular exercise is easy in theory, but many people struggle to actually implement it into their lives. Sticking to such a routine requires a lot of self-discipline, especially when it’s something you aren’t used to. And while resolutions to positive life changes are great, finding the motivation for better health and fitness is a different animal entirely.
More often than not, it is only the early difficulties that need to be overcome, as the resolution to exercise more regularly often gets easier with time. You just need to stay driven and motivated to reach your goals.
In this article, we are going to talk about the ways you can keep yourself motivated to exercise so that you can breach the difficulties in the beginning and form healthier habits.
1. Set concrete goals
The more defined your fitness goals are, the easier they will be to commit to. Whether it is to reach a certain weight, to achieve certain measurements, or make it possible for an old piece of clothing to fit again, one thing is true: the more clearly-defined your goals, the more likely you are to succeed at them.
2. Set smaller goals to create a step-by-step process to your concrete goals
In addition to this, it is important to set recurring goals and short term goals. This can give you a better process and a better idea of your progress. The fact that the goals are also highly achievable can give you a sense of victory early on in your fitness journey.
A good starting goal for the short term, for example, is exercising at least 4 times a week, for at least 30 minutes minimum per day.
There is no shame in starting small. Small progress at the end of the day is still progress.
3. Discover your true fitness motivations
A fitness journey can be just as much a spiritual and mental journey as it is a physical one. Two people might have the same fitness goals, but they are likely to have differing spiritual motivations. Health, after all, is a commitment that must be understood in a person’s every level for it to become part of their routine.
4. Create visual reminders to keep you on track
One way to actually achieve this is to literally create visual reminders. Maybe you could post the latest picture of your unfavorable blood tests to the fridge, or the symptoms of diabetes could be written down on sticky notes plastered on the doors of your pantry.
It doesn’t even have to be negative. They could just be reminders of your goals that say: “Go for it! 75 kg!” Just make sure you set a tone that works for you.
Making progress on your goals to live a healthier and fitter life is never easy, but these are some steps you could take to make it just a little bit easier. Who knows? Maybe these steps can just make things easy enough to keep you on track. At the end of the day, there are only benefits and no negative effects of successfully including exercise in your daily habits.
And if you need a personal trainer to help you find your fitness motivation, why not send us at the Fit Factor a message? We have the expertise needed to tailor a workout regimen to your needs.
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