Written By Emma Sturgis / Reviewed By Ray Spotts
When setting new fitness goals, you need to be motivated to reach them. The goals need to be realistic, but even realistic goals require a lot of work. Below are some tips for staying motivated.
Set the Right Goals for Yourself
One important thing to keep you motivated with working out is to have smart goals. Don't expect to lose a lot of weight immediately, and don't expect to be able to do intense workouts right away. Start slowly by setting small goals for yourself, such as going out for walks or getting in a few good exercise sessions a week, and then update the goals as time passes.
Find a Way to Make Working Out Fun
If you want to stay motivated while working out, then you need to make it fun. Find workout equipment you enjoy, or get into yoga, dance, or something like Plan 7 Coaching rather than traditional exercise. Work out outside, at home, or in the gym, picking whatever is the most fun and motivating.
Be Accountable to Others or Find a Workout Buddy
When you need to stay on a good path with anything, it helps to have a friend on your side. Ask a friend or two to hold you accountable for all your workout goals, or see if a friend will work out with you. If a buddy wants to get fit, too, then you can motivate each other as you go through it together.
Eat Right While Working Out
You want to feel your best as you are working out. You will be more motivated to exercise when you see the scale going down and when you feel strong. Eat healthy foods while working out and make sure you get plenty of protein. With the right diet, you will lose weight, build your muscles, and be healthy.
Give Yourself Rewards When You Reach Your Goals
Keep yourself motivated to reach your fitness goals by giving yourself little rewards when you do. Put money aside for a new outfit when you have worked out a certain number of times, or give yourself a day to relax after reaching a goal. Give yourself a reward that motivates you.
Do what you need to do to be motivated when working out. Reward yourself each time you reach a goal and feel proud of yourself for not giving up. Keep working toward your fitness goals until you are as strong as you want to be.
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Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, Mass. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2
Founder Ray Spotts has a passion for all things natural and has made a life study of nature as it relates to health and well-being. Ray became a forerunner bringing products to market that are extraordinarily effective and free from potentially harmful chemicals and additives. For this reason Ray formed Trusted Health Products, a company you can trust for clean, effective, and healthy products. Ray is an organic gardener, likes fishing, hiking, and teaching and mentoring people to start new businesses. You can get his book for free, “How To Succeed In Business Based On God’s Word,” at www.rayspotts.com.