Posts Tagged ‘motivation’

Did you know that the average person usually gains about eight to twelve pounds during the holiday season? I know that this is definitely one present we do not want to be receiving this year. The holiday season can be a hectic and stressful time, which can cause us to become less motivated and more stationary, and then you put an enticing spread of food out in front of us. I mean, what else is there for us to do except eat ourselves through the season? Well, for starters, we need to remember our fitness and weight loss goals and hang in there. I know it can be tough, but we really want to accomplish our goals, right? The more active we become, the more we can relieve our holiday season stress and find more energy to complete everything we need to do for the holidays. So, how can we stay motivated throughout the holidays? Here are just a few tricks you can try.

  • Stick with your schedule. You have your fitness routine pretty much nailed down, and you should try not to deter from it too much during the holiday season. I know that there is so much more you are responsible for and so many parties you have to go to, but you can not allow that to interfere with your fitness routine. The more you stick to your regular schedule, the easier it will be to hit the gym.

  • Write down everything you eat and drink. During the holidays, it is easy to forget what you ate. You may find yourself overindulging at parties and not knowing exactly how many calories or how much fat you have just consumed. You may also tend to eat out more, so you have to be extra careful of what you are putting into your body. Most women tend to load up on most of their calories when they go out through drinking. You have to watch out for alcoholic beverages, sodas and specialty coffee drinks. They can really do a number on your caloric and fat intake for the day.

  • Find an exercise buddy or online community. Many people need the help of others to keep them going, and that is where an exercise buddy comes in handy. They can push you and challenge you to stay with your routine. However, if you feel the need to be alone when you workout, there are many online communities that can be of use. These communities can help you track your goals and keep you in touch with others who are trying to power through their regular fitness routine. It can be a boost to have someone on your side either in real life or online.

  • Spend some quality time with family. Holidays are the time for families to come together and celebrate. So, why not spend some quality time together being active? You could play a nice game of touch football or head to the park or nature trails for a nice run or hike. There are so many things that your family can do together that can get them moving, and I am sure the kids will be super excited to burn off some excess energy.

  • Ask for a gym membership for Christmas. This is one of the best ways to ensure that you stick with your fitness routine. You can choose your favorite gym or activity and have one of your family or friends give you the best gift of all, fitness and health. You should feel more than obliged to go, especially since your friend spent money on you to help you maintain your fitness routine. They do not want to see you fail and are offering the best support, so go out there and get fit.

  • Never give up. I know that there will be times when the holidays get you down or seem too hectic, but you can not let that get to you. If you really want to achieve your goals, you will find a way to stick with it. However, if you have been searching for an excuse to quit your fitness routine, you will surely find it during the holidays. If you do find yourself slipping, do not be too hard on yourself. You need to get right back in there and find your groove before it is too late.

The holidays can be a hard time for many of us, and even though, some people just love the holidays, there are some of us who can not wait for them to be over. If you happen to be one of the ones who are so stressed and feeling as if you are at your ropes end, do not give up on your fitness routine. Stay motivated, and you may just find that your fitness routine is the best way to release some of that pent up stress.

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You have been on the fast track to achieving your goals. You workout regularly, you are only eating the best foods, and your goals are within arm’s reach. You feel as if you are on top of the world, and nothing can stop you. But, then it happens. Something comes up and throws your routine off track. Then we find ourselves skipping a few workouts and hitting the drive thrus for lunch and dinner. We have become a coach potato mindlessly flipping through the tv channels and telling ourselves tomorrow we will get things back together. We will stop eating junk and hit the gym, but tomorrow never seems to come. This has happened to most of us. We fall off the wagon and just need to find the right thing that will help us get back up. So, what can you do to get your fitness groove back? I am glad you asked. Here are a few things that can help you get off the couch and back into the gym.

  • Revisit your goals. The whole reason you started working out was to accomplish something. You need to look back on what you wanted to achieve and stick with it. You need to wake up with the mindset that you are going to get one step closer to your goal today and act on it. You can write down a timeline for your goals on your calendar, set reminders on your phone or leave post it notes on your mirror. Anything you can do that keeps your goals fresh in your mind and helps you to stay motivated will help keep your fitness routine from stalling once again.

  • Evaluate yourself. If there was a personal reason behind your fitness routine stalling, then you need to pinpoint the exact reason and put an end to it. You need to try to keep your personal affairs out of the gym, or they will just revisit you once again and continuously wreak havoc on your fitness routine. So, do not let the stress of other parts of your life interfere with you achieving your fitness goals. Besides if you are stressed in your personal life or at your workplace, the best place for you to be is in the gym working off that stress in a healthy way instead of feeding those feelings while drinking wine on your couch staring blankly at your tv. So, get up and get motivated because you have goals to achieve.

  • Reassess your peers. What type of people are you associating with? Are they a good influence on you and your goals? If not, you may need to start hanging out with different people. The saying like attracts like applies here. If you hang out with inactive people, you are more likely to be inactive, but if you hang out with athletic people, then you will be more likely to get active and achieve your fitness goals. You may want to deny that others affect you, but a study performed by the University of California-Davis grouped college students with thirty randomly selected students and discovered that these students actually adopted the diet and exercise patterns of the least fit person in their groupings. This means that the company you keep can affect how you approach your fitness goals.

  • Mix it up a little. It can become boring doing the same thing over and over for days on end, and your fitness routine is no different. It is easy to lose focus when you are not excited about going to the gym or entirely engaged in your fitness routine. You need to look back and determine if this was the deciding factor in quitting your fitness routine. If it was, then it is time to seek out new things. Try a new fitness class, research a different type of fitness routine, buy a new fitness dvd or look for some different scenery. You may be surprised at how much adding a little something different to your routine can get you back into your groove and looking forward to working out.

This scenario has happened to most of us. In fact, a huge majority of us have fallen off the fitness wagon at some point in our lives. However, we have to remember that there are always going to be bumps along the road, and we will have to work hard to come up with creative ways to get over these bumps.

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Losing weight is not an easy task. You have to remain consistent with your efforts and give it your all if you want to be able to see any type of results. This is a lot easier said than done for most of us. We have a hectic schedule that is not fitness friendly, we want immediate results and do not put in as much effort as we should. So, how can we get back on track and give our fitness routines all the effort and energy it needs to be successful? We have to stay motivated, and we need to find that one thing that gives us the push we need when we need it. So, here are just a few techniques you can try to help you stay motivated during your weight loss journey.

  1. Take it one day at a time. This means you should not overwhelm yourself. You only have to get through today, so eat as you should today and workout as you should today. Do not worry about tomorrow because you will get to that tomorrow and rock it, of course. So, get on with today and forget about the worries of tomorrow.

  2. Make proper goals. Some of us expect to lose a lot of weight instantly, and this is not usually realistic. It will take a while to see results. It would be unhealthy and hurt us in the long run if this were to happen. So, you need to set realistic goals that you can achieve with a little hard work. There is nothing more devastating than not achieving our goals. You could take a huge blow to your motivation and confidence if you were to set an unachievable goal, and this may cause an abrupt end to your fitness routine.

  3. Believe in yourself. You need to be your biggest cheerleader. You need to stay positive and surround yourself with positivity. If you believe that you can do it, then you will do it. However, if you do not think you can do it, then you will fail. So, stay positive and push yourself to get the results that you want. Remember, with a little hard work you can do it!

  4. Reward yourself. You have to take notice of the little things. Every accomplishment is progress and should be treated as such. Just because you have not reached your weight loss goal, does not mean other things should not be celebrated. If you were able to run an extra lap, added five more pounds to your normal strength training routine or added ten more reps to your usual workout, then you should acknowledge it and reward yourself. You can buy some new clothes, get together with friends or take some quality time for you.

  5. Try not to compare your progress to other’s progress. It is hard to do this when you are at the gym. You may see others around you that you think are easily achieving their goals. However, you are doing yourself a huge disservice by comparing yourself to others. We are all different and our bodies react differently to different stimuli. The people you are comparing yourself to may have been working out much longer than you, have different goals or be at a different fitness level than you. You do not know what their story is, so focus on you and your progress. You need to be proud of the accomplishments you are making and not being jealous of the progress of others.

It can be a long, hard road when it comes to trying to lose weight, but if you stick with it  and put in the time and effort needed, you will achieve your goals. So, get out there, get motivated and get the body that you want.

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Did you know that the people who believe that they have the most willpower end up being the ones that usually cave when tempted? It has been proven time and again in multiple studies. The ones that are the most optimistic in the beginning are the ones that seem to fail. You may think that you can just put down those cigarettes and walk away; however, you may find yourself picking them back up a few months later. Maybe you think you can stick to a strict diet without ever cheating, but in the end you overindulge and actually gain weight instead of losing it. Well, you may be asking yourself, how can I fix this? You should take a look at these willpower building tips we have gathered for you.

Form better habits

Did you know that we are given a certain amount of willpower? This is why we must use it sparingly. If we have to keep telling ourselves no or holding out on something, we may be setting ourselves up for failure. We can run down all of our energy until there is nothing left to help us say no to whatever is tempting us. However, if you form a habit of doing something, you may notice that it does not take as much energy to repel you from your temptations. Our reactions will be on automatic pilot causing us to be able to save up our willpower until it is truly needed. The less we have to rely on our willpower, the better our chances of succeeding and achieving our goals will be.

Time can be a deciding factor

Since our willpower is limited, it makes sense that it is stronger in the morning and kind of putters out throughout the day. Therefore, you need to make sure you get the most out of your willpower by avoiding things that tempt you as your day progresses. It’s important to start our day with some solid nutrition, as this helps decrease our cravings later in the day, when our willpower often gives out. Also, try to plan your meals ahead of time and avoid the junk food aisles at the grocery store. This way we will not have anything available to tempt us.

Do not judge yourself too harshly

There will be some good and bad days. You just have to go with it. We are going to give in to our temptations every now and then. It is inevitable, so do not be too hard on yourself. It has been proven through many scientific studies that if you excessively criticize yourself you will be less motivated to achieve your goals and end up taking a blow to your already dwindling willpower. So, remember to keep your head up and keep pushing forward. People that are able to dust themselves off and get back on track after a setback are the ones that usually succeed in the end. So, it does not matter that you gave in to your temptation once, what matters most is that you were able to overcome it and keep going. Don’t let one slip up lead to another, and you will be golden!

Willpower can seem like a lot of hard work; however, just like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger it will get. In order to improve any area of your life, willpower is a necessity. So, take a deep breath and use a few of the secrets listed above to see how much you can achieve.

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Motivation is necessary to reach our goals. In order to achieve those amazing results, we have to stick to our plans, and motivation is our driving force. It tells us that we can do this and nothing is going to stand in our way, but what happens if along the way, you lose your motivation? Your goals will probably seem impossible and too hard to reach. You may think that there is no way to accomplish what you set out to do. This is the time when you will have to look down deep inside you and find your motivation once again, but how can you do that when you are so down? There is no need to panic. We have gathered a list of things that may help you when you feel your motivation slipping.

  1. Adjust your attitude. You are not the person you were before. Now you are committed to your fitness routine and working hard to achieve your goals. You are a fitness guru and nothing can hold you back. You are not a couch potato anymore. That has changed and so has the way that you look at yourself. Once you change the way you look at yourself, you will be more likely to succeed and stick with your fitness routine. It is all about keeping a good attitude and looking at yourself as a winner.

  2. Congratulate yourself. It can be difficult to be proud of our successes, especially before we have achieved our goals, but every move you make in the right direction should make you feel a little bit better about yourself. We are not going to see a difference in our weight every single day, and it may be tough going in the beginning. However, every time you workout you should be proud that you are working toward your goal and making progress. Remember even the little steps add up, so never deny yourself that extra pat on the back because it can help you go a long way on your weight loss journey.

  3. Mix it up. Who wants to do the same thing over and over? No one. It can make anything we do become boring and predictable, and our fitness routines are no different. We want to keep our fitness routines exciting and engaging. Not only will this keep us looking forward to working out, but it will also ensure that our bodies won’t become use to the movements in our routines. If this happens, our bodies will not be completely engaged in our workouts. We will not use as much energy to perform these movements, and our results will slow or eventually stop. This can also cause our motivation to lessen if not disappear completely, so do not be afraid to change it up every now and then.

  4. Write down your goals. By writing down your goals, you will always remember why you started your fitness routine, and this will easily help you to remember why you started this routine in the first place. You can easily go back to your list when you are having doubts as to why you seem to be torturing yourself with certain exercises. You can go back to your list of goals anytime you feel down to help you realize what you are working towards.

  5. Don’t focus on your setbacks. We are all going to come across obstacles on our way to achieve our goals. No one is going to be perfect. We have to accept a few failures or slip ups along the way. It is normal. The important thing to remember is that one slip up is not going to impact our weight loss journey that much as long as we get right back up and carry on as usual. So, pick yourself up and move on. You will always have another chance to get back on track.

Motivation plays a huge role in achieving our goals. If you ever feel down, try to rely on some of the tips above. Remember all you need to do is stay motivated, stick with your fitness routine and never give up on your goals.

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Most of us know how good exercising is for our health and try to get in some sort of physical activity each day. However, just because you are putting in all the time and effort needed for a successful fitness routine, does not necessarily transfer into getting the results that we need or want. There are many factors that come into play when trying to provide ourselves with the best fitness routine and how we manipulate these factors can be extremely important. It can mean the difference between getting results we want fast or stalling in our fitness routine. Here we will take a look at some of the factors that can affect our fitness routines and discover ways to overcome them.

  1. Not increasing your workout intensity. If you have been performing the same fitness routine over and over for months on end, you have probably noticed your results slowing. Once your body has gotten use to your workout, you just mindlessly go through the steps without thinking, and you do not have to work as hard to get through your fitness routine. This causes your results to slow. If you want to get back on track, you need to find a way to step it up. You can workout more often or longer, pick up the pace or add more weight to your routine. Anything that will keep you engaged and get you working harder.

  2. Increasing your workout intensity too quickly. In today’s fitness world, it is all about pushing yourself harder and through the pain to get the results that you want. However, there has to be a line somewhere that tells us to slow down, do not push yourself too far and take a rest every now and then. If you do workout too hard, you will find that your muscles begin to break down and your body is unable to repair itself. You may notice soreness, muscle aches and headaches, insomnia or not being able to perform your workouts all the way through. So, take some time off to allow your body to recuperate and then slowly ease back into your fitness routine.

  3. Your eating habits are the same. You can’t expect to lose weight by exercising alone. You need a healthy, well-rounded diet to reinforce the good you are doing at the gym. Your body needs the proper fuel to power through your workouts and repair itself at the end of the day. You have to eat enough to get you through your workout, but you also have to watch how much you eat because it is a lot easier to overeat excess calories and fat than it is to burn them. So, you may never be able to do enough exercises to burn them all. Many people find it necessary to keep a food journal to keep track of what they eat and ensure that they do not eat too much or too little.

  4. You reward yourself with food. As stated earlier, you have to watch what you eat no matter how much you exercise and rewarding yourself with food is a slippery slope. It is fine to indulge in a treat every now and then, but if you find yourself at a drive-through every time you leave the gym, then you are doing more harm than good. You can try to correct this by using the food journal method above and tracking everything you eat or finding something better to reward yourself with like new workout clothes, a nice dress, some workout equipment or a movie night with your spouse. Something that will keep you away from fattening foods will work out perfectly.

  5. Not getting enough sleep. We all have hectic schedules these days, but that is no excuse to trade your sleep time for your workout time. You have to find a way to schedule in the proper amount of sleep each and every night. Our bodies need this down time to repair itself and relax. Also, our bodies release the chemicals that cause and hinder food cravings at night, and when we do not get enough sleep these chemicals will become imbalanced and cause us to overeat or not eat at all. Therefore, it is important to schedule both our workouts and the proper amount of time to sleep. We have to treat both of them as a priority, as they will not be able to work alone.

It can be hard trying to find the balance in our fitness routine, and if you are not seeing the results that you want, it may be time to look back over your fitness routine and see if some of the above factors could be affecting your workouts.

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We all must find that special thing that will help us stay motivated. There are many reasons as to why we want to exercise, but as you will soon find out, some reasons are better than others. For most of us looking back on the reasons why we began our exercise routine in the first place is all we need to get us out of any fitness ruts we may encounter. Therefore, you need to make sure you are exercising for all the right reasons. Here we look at a few of the wrong reasons many of us may use to start a fitness routine and how we can fix our outlook on them.

  1. To eradicate the food binge you had the night before. It is common for a lot of us to binge on snack foods at night. We may like to stuff ourselves to capacity and tell ourselves we will just hit the gym a little harder tomorrow. You should not let exercise be the cure all for overeating. You will only be punishing yourself for the night before, and no one likes a punishment. Instead try looking at your fitness routine as something that makes you feel better. You can release those endorphins to make you feel less stressed and improve your health at the same time.

  2. To eat whenever and whatever you want. You can’t expect exercise to negate all the negative effects of an unhealthy diet. Sure you will be able to burn some of those excess calories, but will you be able to burn them all? Most likely, you won’t. It is far easier to overindulge in calories than it is to burn them. So, instead of trying to outsmart your unhealthy diet, try eating healthier, consistently. Your body will feel and be much healthier for it. However, just because you can’t exercise to eat whatever you want whenever you want, does not mean that you can not enjoy your favorite guilty pleasure every now and then.

  3. To become skinny. We are bombarded daily with the need to have the perfect body image. Magazines, models, ads and other media show us stick thin people and have all of us striving to be these unreal images. Most of us know that it is nothing but photoshop giving these people the appearance of having those perfect bodies; however, others just want to be them and think that if they exercise hard enough they can achieve this look. However, you could be sabotaging your fitness routine with unrealistic goals and expectations. You should want your body to be healthy and strive to be healthier. By wanting a stick thin body, you could overdo your fitness routine, quit when you think you are skinny enough or become frustrated when you do not immediately achieve your goals. So, no matter what your size, even the skinny ones, you should keep on exercising. In the end you will feel and look healthier.

Exercising for the right reasons can keep you going on days you feel down. If you are exercising for the wrong reasons then you may feel overwhelmed or frustrated and eventually quit your exercising routine. So, do yourself a favor and reevaluate the reason you started exercising in the first place and make sure that it is the best motivation for you. In the end it is what will help you stick with your exercise routine and help you become healthier.

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There is nothing more frustrating than months and months of working hard to achieve your goals and not getting the results that you want. You go to the gym weekly and deny yourself your favorite foods, for what? To stand on the scale and see the same number over and over. Well, before you give up on your fitness routine and declare that you will never lose those excess pounds, you should take a look at your daily routine to see if there may be something there that could be sabotaging your fitness routine and keeping you from achieving your weight loss goals.

  • Dieting. Many of us think that we can go on a diet and deny ourselves certain foods and quickly and easily achieve our weight loss goals. However, as most of us seem to find out, this is not the case. You will eventually go off your diet and start eating normally again. So, if you happened to lose any weight you will gain it right back. You need to try to slowly overhaul your normal diet and substitute in healthier foods. It is also better to give in to your desires once in a while. If you try to constantly deny yourself something you love, you will hate your diet and become even more frustrated when it does not work out the way you want it.

  • Caloric intake. It is important to watch your caloric intake to lose those excess pounds. However, there are many other factors that you need to consider. You can not solely rely on the calorie counts of your food. You need to be sure that you’re not only eating healthy, but that you’re eating the correct balance of carbs, protein to fat ratio with each and every meal. If you skip this rule, you’re not doing your body any favors, even if your meals are “healthy”.

  • Focusing on the scale. We all do it. A lot of us hop on the scale multiple times a day, and for what? To see if after a few hours if the needle will point a little lower. It can seem ridiculous thinking about it, but we do it everyday. It does seem fairly reasonable that if we want to lose weight, the best way to measure our success is through weighing ourselves. However, the scale can be extremely misleading. There are many things that it does not measure such as, becoming more physically fit, dropping dress sizes, gaining endurance and energy, increasing muscles mass and decreasing body fat. Just because the scale is not moving, does not necessarily mean you are not achieving your fitness goals.

  • Dieting without exercise. Most of us think that if we do not have the time or energy needed to exercise, then we can easily lose weight through diet alone. It may be possible to shed those pounds through only dieting, but it will be harder, take longer to get the results that you want and omit all the positives you get from exercising. It will become obvious in no time that you can only cut so much from your diet before you become tired, hungry and feel drained. This can make anyone edgy and frustrated, especially if you happen to notice that your weight loss has seemed to plateaued. You are ultimately setting yourself up for failure.

  • Giving up too quickly. We all want to see results right away. However, this does not happen in the real world. It takes time and effort to get the results that we want. You also have to accept the fact that you can not be perfect. Everyone experiences setbacks every now and then. The most important thing is to remember that you have to get over it. Stand up, shake yourself off and move on with your fitness routine. Do not give up just because of one diet or workout slip. It is okay to screw up every now and then, as long as you forgive yourself and quickly get back into your everyday routine.

It can be a difficult and frustrating journey trying to lose those excess pounds, but we need to remember that slow and steady wins the race. Do not expect to change your everyday routine in mere seconds and see results from your new and healthier routine right away. It may take some time to get where you want to be, but it will be worth it in the long run. You will end up feeling and looking healthier, while improving many areas of your life.

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Most of us are bombarded with reasons to exercise in the morning and how much better it is on your body to wake it up with a nice workout. However, some of us just do not have the option to workout in the morning. We may not be a morning person or our schedules might not allow it. Do not fear! There is nothing wrong with having to exercise at night. In fact, there are actually some added benefits in choosing to perform your fitness routine at night instead of in the morning.

Beat the crowds

Gyms are usually more crowded in the morning hours. Everyone wants to start their day off by squeezing in their fitness routine before work; therefore, if you opt to visit the gym at night you can take advantage of working out at non peak hours. At 9round, there’s never a line, so you can enter anytime.  There are NO class times so scheduling your workout around a specific time is totally eliminated.

Form a better habit

If you choose to hit the gym at night, you will be less likely to splurge at happy hour. You won’t feel like indulging in too many drinks or appetizers after work if you know you have a fitness class waiting for you, and after your workout you will be more likely to reach for a healthy snack. You will easily be able to avoid just going home and sitting in front of the tv for hours with your post workout routine on your mind.

Exercise when you feel best

Some of us are just not morning people. We can barely drag ourselves out of bed at six in the morning let alone push ourselves through an entire workout. So, why would we not choose to workout at night? As a night owl, we perform better at night, and if we want to get the most out of our fitness routines, then we should obviously workout at night. Our energy levels are higher, and our bodies are more prepared for our fitness routines.

Release your stress

After a hectic and stressful day, it can feel good to skip the bar and hit the gym. Hitting the heavy bag at 9round can be the perfect way to alleviate that stress stored up from a hectic day at the office. A fitness routine can help many of us de-stress and relax. It is the perfect way to get rid of all of our daily pent up frustrations.

The only bad workout is the one that didn’t happen, so just pick the best time for YOU!

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Most of us have had those days when we do not feel like getting off of the couch. We just can not seem to get going no matter what we do. That is okay. Every now and then everyone deserves a little rest break. However, if you begin to notice more and more days like this, then you need to do something about it. We can all lose our motivation, but we have to actively seek it out in order to find it again and stick with our fitness routines. Do not worry if this happens to you. An easy way to find your motivation again is by remembering what made you start your fitness routine in the first place. However, if this does not help, we have gathered a few tips to help you find your motivation and overcome some of the more common fitness excuses.

  1. My goal is so unachievable, why should I even try? A lot of us jump into our fitness routines and hope to see immediate and quick results. However, we need to realize this is just not the way it happens in the real world. You will most likely start to slowly notice changes in your endurance, speed, flexibility, weight and dress size. It is best not to focus on one thing like your weight but try to look at it as a whole in order to see the good that your fitness routine is doing. Also, try to make your goals in sections or smaller increments. This way you can conquer one and move on to the next.

  2. My body is too old or too out of shape, why should I even start? You are never too old or too out of shape for exercise to help you. Did you know that if you try to add more to your walk everyday, you could actually start seeing the effects in your waistline in as little as twelve weeks? It is something to aim for. However, if you feel as if you may not be healthy enough to perform a certain type of fitness routine, then visit your doctor and voice your concerns. They will easily be able to recommend an appropriate fitness routine to fit your needs. This way you can play it safe and be on your way to living a healthier life.

  3. My fitness routine is boring, why should I even bother showing up? If you do the same thing over and over like jumping on the treadmill you will probably become easily and quickly bored. If you are experiencing this type of boredom, then it is time to switch up your routine. Not only will this keep you excited about your routine, it will also make sure that your body is not becoming use to your movements, which can make your fitness routine ineffective. So, the next time you are feeling bored try looking for a fitness class that is a little outside of the box and one that can be easily adapted. You could try kickboxing, dancing or yoga. The choices are endless.

There are many reasons that make us want to workout like getting healthy, losing weight, fighting stress naturally and wanting to increase our energy. However, the sad truth is that we only need one excuse to quit our fitness routines, and usually we can easily find those reasons. However, we must remain consistent with our fitness routines and stay motivated. This means that it is going to take a lot of hard work and perseverance in order for us to get all of the benefits associated with exercising regularly. So, the next time you feel as if you may be losing your motivation or slacking on your fitness routine try looking at why you started and what all you have accomplished. If that does not work, then maybe some of these motivational tips may just do the trick.

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