The rising costs of health care don't seem to shake people from their ignorant slumber as many people avoid working out to stay fit. Health problems ranging from cardiovascular diseases to obesity can be prevented, if people follow a regular workout program.
It's a misconception that you should go to a gym only if you are into bodybuilding. In fact, only about 10 percent of the people who go to the gym are professional bodybuilders, the rest go to stay fit.
Subscribe to health magazines and read up to know how to stay fit. You can also get a lot of information on the Internet. Reading about fitness will not only add to your knowledge, but will also get you motivated to work out the next day.
On another sheet, list down your desired measurements. Be realistic when you are setting your goals and stick both the sheets at a place where you can see them everyday.
Planning is one of the most exciting thing that you can undertake to stay motivated. Plan for the next day's workout, if possible, list down the benefits that you will receive from that routine. Make sure you just plan for a day.
You can also request one of your family members to give you a pep talk every time they feel you are straying from your fitness goals. Talk to your friends and colleagues, and tell them to keep reminding you about the importance of working out.
Some of the other things that you could try are listening to pumping music when you start your workout. Sticking posters around your house of people who inspire you to work out like sportsmen and bodybuilders will also help. Use sticky notes and write inspirational quotes like 'there is no substitute for hard work' on your computer or refrigerator.