Finding the motivation to exercise can be difficult. We’ve all been there. You form a plan, research some exercises and get into “working-out” for a few days, or even a couple of weeks. Then it starts to fall by the wayside, your running shorts aren’t clean, you’re hungover, you’re just too tired to work out.
You leave it for a day, then two, then a month goes by and suddenly you’re scared to even look at your trainers!
The above scenario is an example of the “all or nothing” mindset. The idea that, if you have missed a day of working out, or eaten a lot of junk-food, you have completely failed, and there is no point in continuing with your routine.
In reality, small setbacks are normal, and breaks are a necessary part of being able to keep up healthy habits.
Starting small and working up to more advanced workouts is important.
Knowing the types of exercise that are right for your body and lifestyle can help avoid burnout and injury. No-one is motivated with a sprained ankle!
Making space for your fitness routine is important too; having a dedicated area to exercise, making sure your gear is clean, and setting time aside in your day can help you feel more motivated and less anxious about your workout.
help you push your strengths and understand your weaknesses. Having someone who is knowledgeable about health and fitness be there to support you, believe in you and mentor you in the gym, in your home, or even online, is a more human, personal, safer, way to stay motivated.