As a full time exercise enthusiast and coach I am always working on ways to motivate and lure others into fitness. I love studying and analyzing why we do what we do. Here are some tips based on some recent client interactions and commons struggles I face when trying to help others reach their fitness goals.
#1. Set goals each and every week (write them down).
#2. Be OK with modifying your goals and updating as you go.
#3. Shoot for 5-6 days of exercise each week (mix cardio, strength and flexibility).
#4. Enjoy the Fall weather and get outside when you can – don’t take it serious everyday.
#5. If you miss a scheduled workout, move on and try again.
#6. Ask yourself why you didn’t reach your goals in the past & make adjustments.
#7. Rest – If you are finally reaching your goals make sure you take some time off.
#8. It’s easy to get too bogged down in all the details. Keep it simple.
#9. What is your reward? This is important to know. We all need a REWARD.
#10. Be proud of the work you do! Keep it up and you will get results.
I hope you find these simple tips helpful. Check back each month for some new motivation (if I reach my goals of updating monthly.).