When it comes to starting a new fitness regime, I think it is fair to say that many of us may have started and then quit. There are many reasons why we quit. For some of us, we start a new diet plan and quit because we realise we cannot maintain it, wile some of us quit fitness regimes because we get bored or feel like we do not get the results we were hoping for. But the major underlying reason for quitting is lack of motivation. So mum’s, here are some tips to help you stay motivated:
1. Set yourself a goal
You need to constantly remind yourself why you have started a new diet or joined a new gym. By setting goals, and revisiting your, can help you stay motivated. Start with simple goals. So for example if your goal is to exercise more, pick a day will become your ‘gym time’. Then you progress to two sessions and so on. Goals need to be realistic and achievable. If our goals are too ambitious we may lose motivation.
2. Make it fun
Just like there is no one diet that fits everyone, there is no one right exercise regime that is best suited for everyone too. So to make sure you stick to your exercise regime, make sure it is something you enjoy. Make it fun. Exercise doesn’t have to be boring, and here at the Yummy Mummy Club, our classes are anything but boring… right mums?
3. Join forces with those who will support you
When it comes to wanting to get fit, you are not in this alone. Invite Working out with like minded individuals keeps you motivated, on track and liable to turn up.
4. Reward yourself
After a session where you have worked hard, reward yourself. Now I do not mean go and get yourself a chocolate bar from the super market after every session, although treats every now and then are okay. Rather, take a few minutes to savour the moment and the endorphins, the good mood and feelings you get from exercise. This type of reward is what we call ‘internal rewards’ which can help us stay motivated.
So remember, set your goals, and make sure they are realistic, make it fun and something that you enjoy, surround yourself with like minded individuals, and reward yourself!
Disclaimer: Results may vary. Exercise and proper diet are necessary to achieve and maintain weight loss. Consult with your health care processional before beginning any diet or exercise regime.