Fad diets and fitness programs are called ‘fads’ for a reason. People jump on board with the latest trends, go 150% full out in the first week, then realize that the intensity, demands or obligations are not sustainable. This is where many people ditch their drive for that healthy, fit body that they want, and go back to old ways. For a great deal of the population, this can happen multiple times a year, and lead to feeling exasperated with not getting anywhere. Sometime it is a case of the health program not fitting with your own lifestyle, or sometimes it is lack of knowledge and resources in how to support yourself and the changes. A lot of the time it is about motivation, and just running out of steam and drive to continue on. Here we offer 3 tips on how to maintain motivation.
Why And How
Write out your goal and reasons why you are embracing on these changes. It is not enough to have a loose idea about ‘getting healthy’ – the more you make a solid goal (weight loss, fitness goals of strength or running distance), the more clear your vision of what you’re working towards. A great way to help you stick to this goal is to ask yourself WHY you want to make the changes. This will be the reason you come back to when results plummet, or dedication waivers.
Try Something New
If your workout regime first started off with inspiration, but is now becoming a familiar begrudging routine, then change it up! There’s nothing like a new fitness class, circuit, or workout style to inspire you to stay on track. Not only are new fitness regimes motivation boosters, but trying out new recipes or health foods is also an excellent way to keep your motivation alive.
Keep Yourself Accountable
How much more likely are you to hit snooze on your alarm when you know that you’re meeting your friend for your workout? Making dates with friends who are also looking to get fit or healthy is an effective way to keep on track. Similarly, when it comes to healthy eating, you should voice to friends and family your changes. This gives you more leverage to stick to your word when spoken aloud.
For more help on how to live a healthy lifestyle and stay motivated, talk to Lerner Chiropractic. They can help you learn effective and easy methods to reach your goals.