February is here, which means that it’s that time of the year when people start to lose their motivation to achieve those fitness goals that they set at the beginning of the new year. It’s the time when people start to get demotivated and tend to lose steam.
But hold up, before you give up on your goals.
We know motivation can be a bit hard to come by, but hey, it doesn’t always have to be external. Internal motivation also plays a major role, bigger than external in-fact. This is because external motivation is temporary, but internal motivation is permanent.
So, considering it as a secret, exclusively between you and us, we will reveal the winning strategy here and tell you ways in which you can internally motivate yourself to workout throughout the year.
By now, you would have some realization as to what works for you and what doesn’t. Hence, it would be a wise idea to reassess your goals and tailor them accordingly. For example - you made a goal to do 50 push ups a day, but you are only actually comfortable with 25. So instead of giving up on doing push ups altogether, it would be better to aim at 25 push ups a day and then increase gradually.
Having a clear idea of what you want, and not just some vague image of a toned body is highly important. Besides this, you also need to figure out what kind of workout you enjoy doing the most. It can be anything, ranging from Pilates to kickboxing. You just need to find your style.
Humans generally tend to think too far ahead. They mostly focus on getting that fit and toned body, without focusing on the day to day progress, and that is where things go wrong. Just like you can’t be a great player unless you really love that sport, you can’t get your dream body unless you really enjoy what you are doing.
Also, it is vital that you reward yourself every time you achieve a goal. Pamper yourself with whatever makes you happy (except a cheese burst pizza of course). This way, you will always have something to look forward to.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that humans are social animals. So why not use it to turn the tides in your favour? After all, who said that workouts had to be lonely and boring?
Having a friend to workout with can serve as an external source of motivation for you to do better. It can transform your workout session from a “thing you have to do” to a “thing you look forward to”. Plus, your friend won’t be able to complain that you have no time to meet him/her at all.
We know that fitness gear is not exactly cheap for everybody. But it also helps in making you comfortable while doing the workouts. One way to get around it is to give yourself a piece of fitness gear every time you achieve your goal. This can act as a reward for all the sweat you have broken for the past few days.
Also, a well-curated playlist filled with groovy songs and peppy numbers can help in not just motivating you but also making you feel better. Trust us when we say this, you won’t even realize when the workout is over when you have your favourite songs playing inside those headphones.
People differ in their choice of workouts. Some might prefer to do it from the comfort of their home while some might prefer to join fitness classes. In case you belong to the latter category, you are in the right place. Dubai has no dearth of fitness centres, one of which is The PAD Fitness.
The PAD Fitness offers Pilates and dance classes for both you and your family. It also has experienced professionals for trainers, so you will never have to worry about your workout going wrong. Call us on 04-2941745 to know more.