Such a great start to the weekend, and another a great start to taking back your health and fitness.
Today’s article is about moving your amazing body, working out and motivating yourself to work out. Being physically active comes easy to some and is a chore for the rest. All in all motivation is a great factor to everyone when it comes to fitness.
HOW TO GET MOTIVATED TO WORK OUT
A lot of people start a fitness regime because they want results. The vision of the result is what motivates people to start getting fit. That’s where the problem starts! Being result driven can only take you so far. When starting out a fitness regime you can see a lot of results in the first few weeks. Then you’ll reach the inevitable and frustrating plateau. Being result driven can be discouraging in the long run. Result driven people give up because they stop seeing progress for a while.
QUICK FIXES… NAY!
Stop taking the easy way out. Stop with the quick fixes. The best way to look at fitness is in what you will gain in the long term. Think about it – the body is designed to be powerful and resilient. Just because there isn’t a hyena lurking around the corner of our suburbs, doesn’t mean we are in the clear to be weak. There are still diseases waiting to prey on us when we become weak.
Be fit because you want to live a healthier and happier life. Also looking good comes with the whole fitness package. I say that’s a good deal.
Find a routine that is maintainable in the long run. A routine that suites your personality and lifestyle. Working out should not be tormenting. It should be fun and something you look forward to.
Consistency is key. 30 minutes a day, five days a week. Make the routine maintainable and fun. Switch up workouts and make it interesting.
If you try an activity and you don’t feel it, don’t push it. Move on and look for another activity.
I enjoy running and swimming. I find them very therapeutic. Weightlifting and body weight plyometrics are exercises I have been particularly enjoying for the past few months. Seeing myself getting stronger and lifting heavier is very motivating to me.
When I can’t go outside or to the gym, I work out at home using weights and workout DVDs. Bipasha Basu‘s Unleash DVD and her cardio dance workout (not sponsored!) are really fun to do at home and with friends. She is so motivational and positive.
Find something you like to do and do it.
THE INTERNET AND CUTE CLOTHES
Cute workout clothes motivate a lot of people too. They say it makes them feel confident. To each his own. If cute clothes motivate you to work out, get cute clothes.
Follow fitness gurus and inspirational people online. You will need all the motivation you can get.
What motivates you to work out?
Keep you posted till next time