Passionate about health and fitness we believe that FITNESS FUELS LIFE SUCCESS. Here are our top tips for motivating yourself to start training:
1. Start small and start NOW. You don’t have to go to a gym. Do:
10 press ups
10 jumping jacks
10 sit ups
Jog on the spot for 30 secs
Repeat until you feel too tired to do any more!
You have now overcome the hardest obstacle of all, getting started.
2. Set yourself a goal using our goal setting tips, whether it’s a weight goal, a 10k race or a special event you want to look and feel good for in the future. Do it now and write it down.
3. Get a training buddy, someone to share some of your exercise with you. It could be a friend you go power walking with or someone you workout with at the gym. Make it a regular time that you meet so you won’t let each other down.
4. Mange your time so you can kill that “I don’t have time to train” excuse. If looking good and your health is important to you, then find time and make training time non negotiable. You might need to get up 30mins earlier or stop watching Eastenders, you decide what’s more important. Once you start building exercise into your life, you will soon find time for even more exercise.
5. Set yourself a few different training plans or ask a personal trainer or someone that knows more about training to help you. Always work to one of your plans when training so you know exactly what you are going to do and how long for.
6. Do you say to yourself, “I should exercise right now. If I don’t work out, I’m never going to get fit”? Feeling like you should do something makes it seem like hard work. You’re also thinking about what will happen if you don’t exercise – in other words, you’re threatening yourself with punishment (the image of being unfit). Instead, remember that exercise is a choice, and it’s about whether you want to, or not! So focus on what you want (fit, look good, healthy) and not what you don’t want (unfit, unhealthy etc)
7. If you want to go to the gym, but just don’t feel like it, at least just get your gym kit on and get there. Odds are that once you’re there, you will do something.