Motivation is the key to any successful exercise regime; lose it and you will see results stall. You need to keep your motivation levels high but this is often easier said than done. Here are our top tips to help you stay focused and motivated in order to get the most from your fitness equipment:
1. Set yourself targets. Targets are a great way to really challenge yourself. The trick is to set realistic targets, like imaginary stepping stones. Once you have reached the first target you will feel inspired to reach the next.
2. Reward yourself. Once you have reached a certain target why not treat yourself… for example, one target may be to drop a dress size. When you achieve this why not reward yourself with that pair of “skinny” jeans you have had your eye on?
3. Surround yourself with motivated people. Do not let a bad influence rub off on you! You could try exercising with a friend or a team. The chances are if they are motivated they will help you to stay in the same frame of mind.
4. Fit in a workout, even when you are busy. We all have busy weeks but it can be far too easy to skip exercise all together, blaming the pressures of life. But take at least ten minutes to exercise even when busy. You can do thinks like using the stairs instead of the lift, or parking a little further away from the office. It all helps.
So as you can see there are a number of ways you can keep your desire and determination levels high. If you have any other tips why not share them with us?