Stick to Your Goals and Stay Fit
It’s not easy to make exercising fun and enjoyable. What with all the exhausting stunts that you have to pull and the dieting that you have to do. It should, therefore, be no wonder why almost half of the those enrolled in a fitness and exercise program most likely quit at the middle of the regimen or even earlier than that. Experts have come up with solutions on how to be able to stick to your goals and remain fit. Read on to find out.
- Choose an activity that you really love and enjoy doing and have that incorporated in your exercise regimen. This could be some sports or other factors such as doing your exercise at a favorite place or with a best friend. These factors will make the thought of having to exercise a little less burdensome when you’re actually having fun doing it. Experts call this extrinsic motivation because it comes from external factors rather than just coming from oneself only.
- Self-reinforcement and self-monitoring strategies as well as goal setting spell the success of one’s adherence to an exercise regimen. This means that if you are able to stick to your goals instead of depending on your instructor then you are most likely to finish your program successfully. Again, it’s all in the mind—if you will for something to happen, then there should be no difficulty for you to believe that it would.
- As to the best time to exercise, there is no specific time as to what time exactly. Experts agree that as long as you are most convenient with the schedule and that you feel fit to go for a run or a jog, then that is the best time to do so.
- Although this may not be a problem for others who plan to get fit, money matters should also be taken into consideration. Being stressed about your monthly fees at the gym will do you no good and will most probably add to the causes of you not being able to concentrate with your exercise program. Try to get membership in a fitness facility that is friendly to your pocket, or if this will really prove financially burdensome for you, getting that regular jog or walk or run will surely work for you too.
- Weather and climate conditions should also be considered especially when you have other health issues that may be greatly affected by a bad weather for example. Some fitness facilities may also seem too hot and may be a problem with high blood pressure. Or outdoor running programs held in parks may prove to be a problem for you to stick to your goals if you are allergic to grass.
- Finally, having additional goals other than just for reasons of vanity and health will help you stick to your fitness regimen. With a specific sport in mind, you can always plot out a sport-specific program and see for yourself how well you have been able to stick to your goals.