Fitness Tips to Keep You Motivated

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Are you struggling to find a fitness routine that keeps you motivated and engaged? It may be that your routine is not the problem, but rather the way you are going about following the routine. If you find yourself losing interest in a short period of time, fitness tips can be of great help. Incorporate these tips into your regular workout and you will soon find yourself eager to exercise and get into shape. Here are just a few to get you started.

Set goals. Make this a combination of short term and long term goals which are achievable. When you make these goals too ambitious, you are doomed to failure which is often why people lose their motivation. Say your ultimate goal is to run a marathon. If you haven’t run in quite some time, start by setting your goal of running one mile every day for a week. If you will be running outdoors, you may wish to make this four or five days a week to account for weather conditions. An intermediate goal may be to be running 13 miles by the end of a six month period and your long term goal to run a marathon in one year. Set goals in between also. As you accomplish each one, you will want to continue on this quest. Write these goals down for more success.

Engage in exercise with others who share your interest. Using the above example of running a marathon, find a friend or family member who would like to achieve the same goal. If you are unable to do so, look for others who are trying to do the same. You may wish to look for local running clubs or ask at sporting goods or specialty stores to see if there are others in search of a workout buddy. When you are working with someone else, you have someone to encourage you when you are losing motivation and keep you engaged when things are going good. It’s nice to have someone to challenge you to do your best and finding someone to join forces with is a great way to do this.

These two fitness tips will go a long way in ensuring you achieve your goals. Although they may seem very simple, they really work so never discount their importance. You can get into shape and stay that way. Using these tips will help.

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