Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Motivation

What keeps you motivated?  I've never had a hard time exercising, it's in my DNA.  All through my years of fitness, I've met people who would start exercising and then fall off the wagon.  This relapse can last a few weeks to a few years.  I've always wondered why someone would stop and find it hard to resume his or her fitness program.

Exercise has to be made simple and interesting, especially if you don't really like to do it.  An exercise pedometer is a good investment and a good way to start because it is right on your body reminding you it is there.  It forces you to make an effort towards your 8,000 to 10,000 steps a day. A fitness buddy can also keep some people motivated, especially if your buddy is committed to the program -- pick your buddy carefully as they are not all created equal. Dance classes such as Line-Dancing, Zumba, and Salsa are excellent ways to keep in shape, and they are fun too. 

My clients like the idea of me coming to their homes.  They are not interested in going to health club for their workout routines.  One of the motivational factors is the knowledge that I am coming their way. If you need the motivation and you would like a trainer but the money is the factor, do small group personal training.  It's cheaper and there is that "buddy factor" involved to keep you on your toes.

No one is perfect; I should know better as I have experienced that fact over the years.  One just has to pursue fitness activities that keep their mind focused on their goal, whatever that goal may be.
What strategy works best for you when you set a fitness goal?

3 comments:

  1. I personally need to be motivated to work out but once I get started I'm good. It's nice to have a buddy to exercise with.

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  2. It's one of those things....

    I love having working out. I hate working out. I have to keep reminding myself how much I love it afterwards. :-)

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  3. The Provision Room, I had to motivate myself today to workout. I agree the high afterwards is awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

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