1. LOOK AND IMAGINE
Did you join the gym but found a thousand excuses not to go to train? Think carefully about the emotion you felt when you signed up, the body you dreamed of having, and the well-being you wanted to achieve by looking in the mirror. Here, imagine what you could become when you finally start training. The results from time to time will be your biggest motivation.
2. SET OF OBJECTIVES
After imagining how you want to become, set yourself attainable goals. Is it one of your dreams to get back into a beautiful dress that you can no longer wear? Write in your diary the result you want to achieve in a short period thinking that you absolutely cannot postpone it to that date. It will be a great incentive to get busy and finally get back into the dress you love!
3. RISE FROM THE SOFA
Being on the sofa in front of the TV may be eating snacks that will certainly not do your body or mind any good! As you sit there think about how much precious time you are wasting. Time goes by very quickly and one day you may regret these moments when you could get off the couch and take action for your own well-being. So don’t put off until “tomorrow”, tell yourself not to waste any more time: get up, pack your bag and go out!
4. AGREE WITH A FRIEND
An extra boost could be given by a commitment made with a friend. So make appointments, like 2 or 3 times a week, with a friend to work out together. You will both benefit.
5. MODIFY THE TRAINING SHEET
Getting your training schedule changed is always important to keep progressing in your exercises and get more and more visible improvements. If you keep doing the same type of training for months and months, you’ll fall back into the routine and won’t find the motivation to keep going. Then ask your instructor to modify your form and ask him how long the one he prepares for you will be valid. Mark the date of your next new card on the agenda and you will not fall into boredom!
6. SHOOT AND PUBLISH
From the first day you start exercising, periodically take full pictures in front of the mirror, for example, every 20 days, and post them every time on your social networks. It will be rewarding and motivating to read the comments of your friends who will congratulate you on your improvements and encourage you to keep going!
7. SCALE, YES AND NO
Weighing is fine, but certainly not every day, as it may demotivate you. For example, starting to build a new leaner and firmer body does not mean losing weight drastically, because even the firming muscles will obviously increase weight. This is assuming you are also eating a healthy diet in addition to working out in the gym. Without proper nutrition you cannot get better results, the two must go hand in hand. Then contact a dietician or nutritionist who will give you all the tips on the matter based on your needs.
8. YOUR DREAM GYM
Finding the right gym can have a huge impact on your motivation. Whether you like being among the newbies and surrounded by lunk alarm or being among muscle heads and surrounded by heavyweights, if you are in your comfort zone your workout will be extra rewarding and it will motivate you to go to the gym every day of the week.
9. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF
If you think you can’t do it, you are very wrong! Change the way you think about yourself, and understand that you have all the possibilities in your hands to be able to achieve your goal. Start and do not give up, you will see for yourself that underestimating was useless, acting yes. Remember that each step brings you closer to the new you!
10. GIVE YOURSELF A PRIZE
Every time you reach a goal, give yourself a reward. The important thing is that it is not junk food! Give yourself a gift, like a new shirt, some new headphones to listen to music while you work out, or a walk in a new place. Match the challenges with gifts for yourself and it will be more and more motivating.