There are days when you just want to laze around and do absolutely nothing. But you also know that you cannot pass a day just like that. A huge amount of self motivation and effort is then required to be put in to get yourself moving and working again. If we think of some activities that need extra effort to do for any person, then working out is the first thing that comes to my mind. Yes, I find it very difficult to wake up in the morning, then change into my gym clothes, kickstart my bike and travel all the way to the fitness center to do the same exercises, with the same people around, everyday. It's just so boring! But I also want to work out, lose weight and look my best. I am sure many of you must share the same problem as me.
It is always the case that when people join a gym or plan their own workout at home, they are all motivated and excited to perform the exercises in the beginning. But after some days or weeks it tends to become a mundane and boring task for almost everyone; it's human tendency. You need to put in extra effort to continue sweating it out and do the required level of daily physical activity. In this FitnessVigil article I will be revealing some secrets that will help you stick to your routine religiously. Yes 'religiously', for the best results you should follow your exercise plan that way...
Follow Your Exercise Regime
Reasoning: Give a deep thought to the following questions. Why did you plan to work out? What was the reason for joining that expensive fitness center? Analyze - have you achieved that goal? Would you be happy if you do not gain anything from the workout session? Reasoning out these questions might help you stick to your plan. Echo in your mind the answers to these questions, it will surely be of help to you...
Motivate Yourself and Visualize: Self motivation is very necessary in life for almost everything. Visualization is also a good technique that will keep you motivated to work out. Just before you go to bed at night imagine the effects a regular workout will have on you. If you are fat, working out will make you sweat and tone down. If you are a thin person, the exercise regime you are following must help you gain weight and look fuller. Whatever be your goal for working out, it will definitely benefit you in maintaining good health in the long run. Thus the key for a successfully followed plan lies in keeping yourself motivated through some mental techniques like self talk and imagination.
Make Friends: This is a good way to stick to your regime if you have joined a fitness center. Seeing other people workout, will also give you the motivation to work out. Make friends with the self-proclaimed fitness freaks. If you're with and exercise with a fitness freak, his or her enthusiasm will pass on to you and you will also find working out interesting. If you are working out alone and finding it quite boring, I would recommend you to switch to a fitness center for some days; this will be a good break from the mundane routine. The authorities in the fitness center will also take care that you do not miss the schedule too often.
Group Workout: Another easy way of following your exercise regime is by doing it with a group of people. Plan your workout accordingly based on your style of exercise. If you are working out at your house, it will be best if you exercise with a family member or friend. When you exercise in a group, it will help you be enthusiastic about the schedule, and you can motivate each other to exercise.
Set Goals: Setting goals for yourself is definitely going to help you. If weight loss is your goal then consult an expert person and determine your ideal weight. Under the guidance of a health and fitness expert determine the calories that are safe for you to burn in a month. You should then plan your workout in a way that you successfully shed that much weight during the month. But make sure that you do not get into unsafe ways of weight loss just to achieve your ideal weight. Weight loss or fitness should be your goal.
Well... these were some tricks that will help in successfully following the workout. At the end, work hard for instilling discipline in your life and be consistent, and remember that working out will only benefit you in achieving fitness and a healthy body and mind. So, pull up your socks, get a new gym attire, put on those head phones and jog your way to a healthy life! All the best!