Some ways to stay motivated are take before and after pictures. This will
show you want you looked like before and how you look now. Of if you
are just beginning, have a picture of yourself and then a picture of a
healthy individual to show what you are reaching for. Be careful with
this, you need to be realistic. Write down your goals and tell your
friends/family your goals. This will make them seem more real. If
you just have them in your head they can be easily changed or
forgotten about. If you have them on paper where you can see them,
you are much more likely to stay on track with your goals.
Use other people to help you. Get a trainer, workout with a friend, work
it into you schedule no matter how busy you are. If you have someone
there working with you are will work harder and keep at it. Thirty
minutes a day is all you need when you start out. Think about it,
instead of watching that extra show that you recorded on the DVR, go
outside and go for a walk, or watch the show, however do some
exercising during the show that keeps you moving.
How to work with your fitness trainer to get in
Having a personal or fitness trainer helps a lot of people achieve their
workout goals. When you go at something alone it is always easier to
deter from what you want. It is very easy to talk yourself into
something such as, doing less exercise, eating that extra helping and
so on. As far as the exercise goes if you have someone to help you
with your workouts you are more likely to work harder. When you have
a trainer, they can encourage you and keep you motivated when you are
getting tired. Having someone there telling you and helping you get
through those last few reps is very important.. Having a person there
to talk to and answer your questions also helps.
When you understand what all the
exercises are doing for you it is much easier to do them.
Having somebody to talk to is important when working out, especially
if you don't carry out a regular exercise program on your own. A
trainer can keep your mind off the work ,to some degree. Also, if you
have not had proper training in exercising and lifting weights,
assistance is essential. Learning proper technique is something you
must do. This prevents injury and unwanted soreness. You will
probably still get sore, however it will be the good sore and not the
sore due to improper form.
Yes, personal trainers can be costly, however, get a few sessions and have
him or her teach you some things you can do. If you are not used to
working out then having an appointment set up will help you get into
the routine. Listen to what they have to say about diet and exercise
routines. Most of the time they know what they are talking about.
Also, if you do something you don't like or do not feel comfortable
with, speak up, there is more than one exercise for every muscle;
something can always be substituted.