Is your New Year's fitness regime falling flat? Follow our top motivational tips to get you back on track
Is your New Year’s fitness regime falling flat? Follow our top motivational tips to get you back on track
Create a personalised training plan and stick to it, say the fitnes experts at Bupa Great North Run. Youll have less excuses to miss training when it's been set in a schedule. You may even choose to invest in a few personal training sessions, it'll make you less likely to cancel when you have someone other than yourself to answer to!
Print out your training plan and stick it somewhere that youll see it every day (like the fridge!). This will play on your conscience if your motivation is waning.
Log your training in your work and personal calendars to help integrated it into your daily routine.
Gather a troop of like-minded people to train with. This makes training more fun and you'll be less likely to cancel when you've committed to a fitness date.
Keep a training diary. This will help show your progress. As your fitness levels increase, your sense of achievement will grow and your final goal will seem in well within reach.
Share your goals with your friends and ask them to keep tabs on your progress whenever they see you. This will make you want to have something positive to report back each time you see them.
Ask people to sponsor you. This will not only mean that you're doing a charitable deed but you will have to complete your goal to get the money.
Dont be afraid to treat yourself. If your training is going well then get a take-away at the weekend, or a go on a spa break at the end of your training programme.
Read up on the health benefits of getting fit. Understanding the benefits of better cardiovascular function (heart and lungs), stronger bones, better sleep, better concentration etc will help you stay motivated and on track with your training.