The goal of becoming fit is one shared by the masses. The ideal way of pursuing this goal is to commit to a fitness program designed to get you desired results. “Commit” is the key word. Simply exercising when you feel you need to is not an effective fitness strategy. You must instead motivate yourself to remain focused on your fitness goals to get the results you’ve always dreamed of. We understand that it may be tough to find a source of motivation, so we’ve highlighted three self-motivation tips to help you along your fitness journey.
Remind Yourself Why You Started
Many people have a pivotal moment when they decided that they needed to stop making excuses and make a change in their life. When was yours? Remind yourself of this moment whenever you feel discouraged. The only way that change will happen is when you take action. If you simply complain about what you would like to see change and do nothing about it, you will never see any results. Whether you had a health scare or your clothes aren’t fitting the same, allow that to motivate you to wake up everyday and relentlessly pursue a healthy lifestyle.
Set Goals Beyond the Scale
A common theme among fitness seekers is to set a specific weight goal. They put a number out there and say they will not stop until they reach that number. This is not a bad idea but can be detrimental in many ways. You may weigh yourself daily hoping that you’re making progress and be discouraged when you see that it’s taking longer than expected. This is why we suggest that you make goals beyond the scale. Are you working out so that you’ll have more energy to play with your kids? Is the feeling you get after a good workout addicting? When you allow that to be your motivation rather than a number on a scale, you will reach your desired weight before you know it.
Results do not happen overnight. You may feel excellent after your first day back in the gym but one day back is not enough. You need to go back the next day and the day after that to truly benefit from your workout. Don’t set unrealistic goals according to a social media post or how long it took your friend to lose weight. Your body is unique and will have its own process it needs to go through. As long as you keep up your end of the bargain of staying committed to health and fitness, the results will come.
Sources of motivation may be hard to come by, but by abiding by these three tips, you will have the tools you need to get and stay committed to fitness. When you’re ready to push your fitness efforts to new heights, visit PumpFit Club in Fort Lauderdale! We offer high intensity interval training sessions that are designed to keep your heart rate up throughout the entirety of the workout for maximum results. Join us today for a free class.