Hit an exercise plateau? Feeling uninspired and unmotivated to workout? Here are two surefire strategies to get your fitness back on track.
1. Set Goals
By setting specific goals and having a structured plan of how to achieve them the fact that the weather is cold or your schedule is busy become irrelevant. When you set a goal and want it badly enough, the usual exercise excuses won’t get in your way. Set specific goals and make sure you can monitor your progress. It’s also important to have a clear date in mind to achieve them. An open-ended goal is simply an idea and won’t come into fruition until you commit to a start and completion date. What’s your goal?
TOP TIP – Pick something specific you really want to work on, an outcome that will keep you pushing really hard and make it your passion. If you don’t have a goal already set one today and tell a friend who will support you all the way.
2. Try a fitness challenge with friends
We are all social creatures and a little more competitive than we realise. This can be harnessed to improve your fitness by inviting a few friends or colleagues to join you in a workout challenge. Train together, push each other, support each other and use a little friendly competition to drive you. Celebrate your results and strengthened friendship come summer when you all have achieved great results.
TOP TIP – Join a training group together to find more like-minded people to push, support and compete with.