Here it is 3 months in to the new year and for many their new year’s resolutions are a distant memory. As spring break approaches you might be thinking its too late for me, what’s the point now or ill just try again next year. I would like to point out that your first goal should be to get healthy. Being healthy creates a better quality of life, help to prevents disease, and lessens your need for medications. So, you can start anytime to get healthy and you don’t need a resolution for that. Looking good is a benefit of being healthy so I am going to give you a few tips on how to get back on the wagon and get healthy.
- Have fun. There is no greater way to lose motivation to work out than do some type of physical activity that you do not enjoy. Great examples of these types of programs are HIIT training and cross-fit. Both workout styles may be beneficial for short term goals but long term I would not recommend. The stress these types of workouts put on the muscles and joints can be severe and not working out due to injury is way worse than losing motivation.
- Workout with others. There is no better way to stay motivated than to work out with someone. Rather it be with a best friend or some type of group class, accountability is one way to make sure you get on track and stay there. Hiring a personal trainer that fits with you is another way. When you pay money for a service most people want to make sure they get their monies worth and a trainer will hold you accountable.
- Treat yourself. There is nothing in my opinion more motivating than buying some new running shoes or a fitness tracker to get you back in the mood of working out. What makes this even greater is that you don’t have to spend much money to do so. Stores like Marshals and Ross have sections completely devoted to fitness gear and gadgets with most of them being less than 20 dollars.
Here you have it, 3 easy tips to get you motivated and back in the gym. There still is no better motivator than results, so stick to whatever program that works for you and reach your goals by summer time. Stay determined, stay consistent and achieve change.