- Exercise & Fitness
The Workout Motivation Basics
Just keep on moving
If you are just beginning hitting the gym, finding the drive to get you going can be difficult. Whether you want to build muscles, have an aerobic workout or just simply want to break a sweat, you need to seek for the drive to push yourself to the limits. However, people in general will prefer munching their midnights snack while relaxing on their comfy couch watching Saturday Night Live.
If you really want to get things done, you need to get out your comfort zone. In every endeavor or task you are in to, if you want to achieve great things, you need to pass through a series of hardships to reach your goals. There are no shortcut roads towards the road to success.
The same with working out, you need to be determined to be accomplishing things; laziness is a big no no. If you want a to achieve great results, there is nothing sweeter and more rewarding when you know you reached the top as you struggle all your obstacles and trials.
So what are you what are you waiting for? Put on your jogging pants and running shoes and let’s get started.
Know your purpose
While searching the motivation to workout, knowing your purpose why you want to workout is important as well. Usually, individuals wanting to workout are eager to maintain their good health, avoid certain disease, acquire physical attributes like coordination, power, speed and stamina or want to look more attractive by having a lean muscular physic. You need to identify these because you will have a clear goal to focus on. This will give you the inner drive to keep on going and accomplish your daily grind at the gym, even when the going gets tough.
Set Manageable Small Steps of Daily Realistic Goals
Starting a day in a gym with your list of goals to accomplish will give the direction to get thing done. Whether you want to spend your time on the treadmill for an hour or two or power lift 300 lbs. on a bench press. By doing small steps that you can realistically complete, you’ll find yourself achieving a sense of fulfillment for the day.
Monitor Your Progress
Having an exercise regimen on certain periods, you should monitor and track the progress of your workout as well as your results. You can’t be pumping a ten pound dumbbell or have a cardio-vascular workout at the treadmill forever. You need to gradually increase your load, duration and intensity if you want to acquire great results. There are helpful tools and guides to monitor performance. Using a step-counter pedometer and stopwatch timer comes in mind. Having a personal trainer can also reinforce your daily workout regimen. Not only they can track you’re the progress of your workout, but will give the guidance and encourage as pursue you workout goals.
Rest and Pacing is Essential
You do not need to rush things up in accomplishing your daily exercise regimen. It is a gradual process that requires patience and persistence. You can do alternate series of low intensity, high duration activities and shift to bursts of high intensity drills. It is important to carefully listen on what your body tells you. Wrongly forcing yourself can do more harm than good. Knowing when to speed up and slow down does have long term benefits. Also, do not discard the importance of rest. All work with no play will lead to eventual boredom. You deserve to occasionally reward yourself when you know you’ve done things needed to be accomplished. Having a daybreak on your daily exercise regimen and enjoying your favorite Whopper meal atleast once a week is perfectly fine, as long as you know you need to burn some calories the following day.
Believe in yourself that you can do it!
If you believe that you can do it, you already won half the battle. All you need is the follow up with action the goals you’ve been dreaming to achieve. Persist and persevere! And eventually, you’ll find and realize how sweet and rewarding it is surpassing the road toward success.