Six Tips to Keep Up Your Exercise Motivation
The next time you start to slide with your exercise program,
stop! On again off again exercise will never get you the
results you want. Instead, use these six tips to stay on track
and achieve and achieve your desired fitness goals:
1.Don't beat yourself up if you miss a workout. Life is full of
challenges and unexpected obstacles. Setbacks happen.
Don't let a couple of missed workouts turn into two months of
2.Take a break. A plateau, burnout or lack of motivation might
be your body asking for a break. Take an occasional break
from your regular exercise routine for a few days or so,
keeping active with some low intensity activities like walking
or riding a beach cruiser.
3.Write it down. Does it ever seem like you're not getting
anywhere? Monitor your program to adjust your regime as
necessary. Writing it down also lets you measure the
improvements you've made over time, which is good to
review during times of waning motivation.
4.Treat yourself to technology. Tools like heart rate monitors
and calorie trackers make exercise more fun and let you see
instantly the results of your efforts.
5.Club it. If you like to bike, run, swim or dance, join a club.
The social component makes it fun while the group can
provide accountability and motivation to stay on track.
6.See the whole picture. Focus on all the benefits of exercise,
like how a good workout makes you feel or the decrease in
your cholesterol level. The more benefits you can identify
the more motivated you are to exercise, even at times when
you don't feel like it.
About the Author
Heather Moreno is a CPA escapee who followed her
passion for fitness. She is certified by the American
College of Sports Medicine and the American Council on
Exercise. Heather is president of PeopleFit USA'
getting you fit in 20 minutes a week over the phone. If
working out isn't working out for you or you've tried
your last diet, visit www.peoplefitusa.com. Is your
group or company looking for a fitness motivational
speaker or corporate fitness program? Ask Heather!