How To Stay Motivated During A Fitness Regimen | Stephen Coleclough
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How To Stay Motivated During A Fitness Regimen

How To Stay Motivated During A Fitness Regimen

There’s no doubt that fitness is pretty hard work.

You’re constantly pushing your body’s limits in a variety of different ways – physically, emotionally and mentally.

It can be tricky to stay focused and motivated and we all know it.

However, there are a few different things that you can do to make sure that you’re not pushing yourself past the point of return, and that you do in fact stay motivated.

To try and help you accomplish this, we’re going to be taking a look at a few different tips for people who need a bit of motivation during their fitness regime.

Get A Friend Involved

Solo exercise is pretty boring.

It’s easy to lose focus and commitment when it’s just you that’s doing things.

In order to make sure that you’re not falling behind, it’s often wise to get a friend involved.

Someone who can encourage you and hold you to the plans you’ve made.

Plus, it’s often more fun to exercise with a friend than without. Running and workouts often become a bit more tolerable when your friend is a sweaty mess there with you!

Reward Yourself

You can and often will be your own worst enemy with fitness.

However, you can also be your own best friend too.

Reward and celebration are important components of keeping motivation at a high.

Remember to keep yourself happy when you’ve put in the effort.

You might watch a movie, take a hot bath or have a treat.

Whatever keeps you motivated, remember that anything you do is progress, and progress should be a cause for encouragement and celebration.

Don’t be too harsh on yourself, because otherwise you’ll lose the motivation required to do anything at all.

Look For Little Victories

When the task is long and impossible, it’s easy to lose motivation.

You’ll often find that you fall short when you’re trying to improve your fitness but the end goal seems so far away.

That’s when it becomes so important to celebrate all of the little successes.

Look for the small victories and accomplishments you’ve gotten.

Perhaps it was going that extra kilometre on your run.

Maybe it was lifting an extra couple of pounds during weight training.

Whatever the victory, acknowledge it.

Remember that success isn’t always big and flashy things – sometimes the smaller victories are just as important.

All in all, these are just some of the different tips and tricks that would help you when it comes to keeping your motivation.

You should learn how to accept that you’re making progress all the time, and not be too harsh on yourself.

As well as this, you need to understand that the path to fitness isn’t eventually a mountain, but sometimes a plateau and a level path.

When you’ve reached the ideal point of fitness, keeping it at that level is as much of a victory as getting there was.

Remember to stay motivated, and you’ll do great!

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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