Have you strived time and again to lose weight with no success? Or have you shed a few pounds then put them (in addition a few extra pounds) on again? Do you stuff yourself today and swear to begin dieting the following week – and then never do? If you have tried, and failed to control your weight then you must know that you are not alone. There are millions like you across the globe. But, on the other hand there are also those who set out a goal and achieve what they aimed for. This breed of people has what it takes – aka motivation. A right attitude of mind is the key to accomplishing success in life. This philosophy relates to weight control just as much as anything else. In other words the key to successful weight loss is not just on your plate – but in your mind as well! If you’ve failed so far in maintaining a daily work out regime you can do it by developing your powers of positive thinking that will help motivate you. How to motivate yourself into an exercise routine? Here are some great tips to help you along.
You Are Not Under Punishment
The first thing you need to do is make your workout routine fun. Doing the same exercise routine day in and day out can get monotonous and dull, and reason enough for you to want to skip it. Keep yourself motivated by incorporating routines that are fun. Take your exercise outdoors – go for a run or cycling or a swim. Do you enjoy a game of tennis? That is good exercise too. How about joining a martial arts class like karate or kung fu? Your aim must be to have fun. When you enjoy what you do you’ll keep going back for more.
Do Not Push Yourself
If you want to continue exercising you need to set reasonable goals. If you are going to be hard on yourself from the word go, you are more likely to face a burn out, and give up. When you begin an exercise routine, make sure to start small – just a few minutes of exercise daily as opposed to 45 minutes of rigorous training. Remember, you are starting at zero. You don’t want to exercise like an established athlete. Begin with an easy routine that will fit into your busy schedule. You don’t have to exercise daily either, take baby steps and begin with something that can be done effortlessly. A twice a week routine works fine for beginners. Introduce changes as you become comfortable with the routine. Bear in mind that you are just getting started.
Look For Inspiration
You can get inspired by an end number of sources. It could be someone you saw on television or the support coming from family and friends. A good way of staying motivated is by joining a group of likeminded people. You exchange notes, share your achievements and that keeps you going. When you have someone supporting you, it gives you that much more reason to stay focused.
Do not consider exercise a chore or something negative that you have to forcefully include in your life. Positivity breeds positive results. Look at the plus points of exercise and how it will enhance your life in entirety. There are many benefits to working out – you shed the excessive fat, you become slim and toned from being fat and flabby, your clothes fit better, your confidence gets a boost and your health improves. Once you equate your workout routine to a friend rather than a foe you’ll find it easier to stay motivated. Exercise with a happy frame of mind instead of forcing yourself. When you aren’t happy about what you are doing, there is always that risk of giving up. Being happy makes it easy to get through and stay motivated through your workout.
One Size Does Not Fit All
What worked for your buddy at work might not work for you. You need to find your own pace, your own techniques and drills. Listen to what others tell you, but do what you are comfortable doing. If you follow others blindly when you are physically and mentally not prepared for the grind, your enthusiasm will soon wane.
Get The Act Right
Whether you workout at home or at a gym you need to get the whole act together. Working out in an old tee and shorts won’t motivate you as much as wearing new gym clothes will. So, invest in a pair of trendy gym wear for your workouts; to get into the mood. While you are on a buying spree get yourself a gym bag as well so you can take workout necessities. It’s handy for carrying a set of fresh clothes and a towel. You can also carry your energy drinks and water to stay hydrated during your workout. Staying motivated is easy when you realize your potential and set yourself achievable goals. Don’t imitate others for you might not be able to keep up. Don’t start on a routine to please someone else. You are in this on your own, for yourself. Device a routine that you are comfortable with and you will definitely stick on with the plan.