Keeping yourself motivated can be difficult at times particularly if you have spent the last year or so having to stay at home the majority of the time due to the pandemic. It will not be an easy process so pushing yourself that little bit will help you to get out of bed, exercise and ultimately feel better. If you can stick to this then the end results will be worth it to keep in shape and ultimately lead a healthy lifestyle.
Implement a Routine For Yourself
If you can get into the habit of getting into a good routine which involves getting a good night’s sleep, eating at particular times and getting all your work tasks done then it will be a lot easier to get into an exercise regime as well. This can also prevent you from snacking on unhealthy foods during the day, if you are eating at set times as you will feel fuller for longer and be energized for your daily exercise.
Eating The Correct Foods To Nourish Your Body
Eating well is important. It is eating the right foods that is essential and not just filling yourself up with processed foods, or those that are high in salt or sugar as they are not going to nourish your body. Choosing the correct foods before doing a workout is very important so that your body receives the necessary fuel it needs to get you through your exercise. Eating foods that are high in protein such as chicken or eggs are great choices along with oats which provide an excellent source of good carbohydrates.
Exercise In Company
If you find you are not being as proactive on your own with your exercise regime then why not go to the gym with a friend or head out for a run or cycle together. This might help you get motivated to get out of the house and do some exercise. Also if you have arranged a time and place to meet them you are more likely to stick to this then if you have not set a time for yourself to start exercising.
Fit Your Own Personal Trainer In Your Pocket
If you need a little extra motivation when you go out for a run or cycle then you can always try using a personal trainer app to help encourage you. There is a wide variety of good ones that you can easily download onto your cell phone that allows you to track what you eat and set your own fitness goals.
Vary Your Exercise Regime
Whilst it is good to have an exercise regime you also want to mix things up a little to keep it interesting and challenging. If you stick to the same routine each time you might not feel as motivated as you did at the beginning and will only be going through the motions. So shake up your routine and do things in a different order to keep it interesting.
Try Not To Overexert Yourself
Being active and doing lots of workouts and exercise is good as long as you do not overdo it. You need to allow your body to have some rest days each week to recover and repair itself. If you do not you could easily tear a muscle which would not be able to heal itself properly and then you will be in continuous pain, which will not be beneficial.
Patience Is Key
The results you aim to achieve with an exercise regime such as losing a certain amount of weight and toning up your muscle mass is not going to happen overnight. You need to realise that it will take time and you should be patient with yourself and not be overly critical that you have not reached your goal yet. If you stick to exercising and eating well you will get there. So having a positive mindset can certainly help in this sort of situation.
This Is About Your Fitness Journey and Not Someone Else’s
It is extremely easy to compare yourself to others when scrolling through social media. But the reality is, it is not going to make you feel any better. In fact it will just make you feel worse. You need to remember that this is about your goals and achievements and not someone else’s. So whatever someone else is doing on Instagram does not affect your personal health and fitness journey.