Fitness Tips for staying motivated at the gym
- Mums Tips
- Fitness & Health
- Published on Friday, 27 January 2023 14:01
- Last Updated on 27 January 2023
- Monica Costa
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Do you feel as though nothing you do helps you to stay motivated at the gym? Maybe you feel as though you need to make a change but you don’t know where to start. Either way, with these fitness tips, you’ll soon find that it’s possible for you to turn things around in no time at all.
Set your Own Goals
Ideally, you need to start with simple goals, so you can then work towards bigger goals. Remember to try and make your goals realistic and achievable. If you set goals that are too ambitious then this will make it more difficult for you to get the result you’re looking for. If you haven’t worked out in a while then your goal may be to just walk ten minutes a day. You may aim to do this five days a week, and then build things up over time. An intermediate goal may be for you to increase this to half an hour a day. If you can take your situation into account, you can then create goals that ultimately work for you.
Write it Down
Do you want to lose weight? Maybe you want to boost your energy or sleep better. Either way, it is wise for you to write your goals down on paper. If you can do this then you will be able to hold yourself accountable. It also helps you to visualise your goals much better as well so keep this in mind. If you want to lose chest fat, or if you have specific goals you would like to achieve then write these down as well. If you can do this then you will soon find that it is easier for you to stay on track and remember the reasons why you started working out in the first place.
Make it Feel Fun
Find activities or sports that you love. You also need to try and vary the routine so you can keep things interesting. If you are not loving your workouts, then try to experiment with something different. Volleyball is a great workout, as is softball. You don’t have to limit yourself to the gym, nor do you need to try high-intensity interval training. The key is to find something you love and then stick at it. Exercise doesn’t have to be unenjoyable, in fact, the more fun you can make it, the more likely you’ll be to stick at it. Make cooking fun too!
If you find it hard to work out then don’t fall back on your excuses. Instead, try and schedule workouts just like you would any other activity. You can slip up from time to time, but as long as you are committed to trying every day, you should still lose weight. If you want to help yourself then try and make little changes, such as taking the stairs over the elevator. You can also walk up and down the pitch while your kids play sport. Little things like this can help you to stay motivated and it is a great way for you to keep yourself moving.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums