Inspiring Fitness Tips For Getting In Shape This Spring/Summer

The days are getting longer and warmer, meaning it’s time to pull yourself out from the comfort of your winter layers and revive your sluggish energy levels and winter wobble with some exercise.

If you want to feel body confident this summer, now is the best time to begging your fitness regime.

But we all know that finding the motivation and feeling inspired to step into your exercise gear and get active can be a lot harder than you think. Motivation is a lot more complex that people realise. It is what causes us to act, it is a process that initiates, guides and maintains goal orientated behaviours, and it’s not a simple case of flicking on a motivation switch. It involves so many different aspects; biological, social and emotional being a few. This is why it’s hard to get motivated as you actually have to attack motivation from lots of angels to find the recipe to ‘get going’

However with a little help from these motivational workout tips, you’ll feel more inspired (and enthusiastic) in preparing your exercise regime, and more importantly, enjoying yourself while you’re at it.

Enjoy it – If you have no passion in what you do, even the greatest motivation power won’t get you over the first hurdle. Think of it like your job. Love your job and nothing everything runs smoothly and your motivation is constantly high, hate your job and the week s will drag by.

Give yourself plenty of options – Due to your natural peaks and changes in your mood (especially women due to menstrual cycle) you need to have 4 or 5 different activities to choose from depending on your mood. For example, if you’re feeling low in energy and don’t want to move from the comfort of your own house, then invest in a piece of home gym equipment such as a treadmill, cross trainer or a vibration plate, then you won’t have to magically find the superhero powers to motivate yourself.

Set Yourself a Challenge – However cliché this may sound, it works! This doesn’t mean signing up for a triathlon or climbing Everest. It might be trying to complete a lap of the park without jogging or walking.

Share Your Achievements – if you get feedback from another person, their enthusiasm can help you feel values. If you feel good about yourself, you naturally enter a self generating positive motivation cycle.

Have a Fitness Buddy – Sometime shaving a friend giving you that extra push is really helpful. You can actually motivate each other, especially useful if you can’t be botherd.

Don’t go over the top and set yourself unrealistic goals. You could end up burning yourself out, and getting yourself back on track will be hard work. It’s important that you get plenty of rest!

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