It is the beginning of 2016, and new year’s resolutions are popular right now. A top goal for most people is to get fit and lose weight.
If getting fit is your intention, you should be proud of yourself for setting such an admirable goal. You must make exercise a habit in order to achieve this goal.
During the first few days, it might be easy for you to stick with your exercise routine. As the monotony of exercise sets in, you might find it hard to stay motivated until you reach your goal. Here are 9 surefire ways to stay motivated to exercise in 2016.
Make a Body Vision Board
Do you want tight abs, toned arms and a firm derriere? Create a vision board with pictures of your goals. Pictures will keep your goals in the forefront of your mind.
Cut pictures from your favorite fitness magazines. Put these pictures on boards around your house. For an added effect, place pictures of fit bodies on your refrigerator or in your car.
Schedule Morning Workouts
If you have a busy schedule, morning exercise routines is a great way to ensure that you will stick to your plan. This is a great way to satisfy your exercise commitment before your work day begins.
Create an Alternative Workout Plan
On the days you do not feel like exercising for an hour, you can exercise for 30 minutes. Resist the urge to have an all or nothing mindset about exercise.
Keep a Fitness Journal
Put your smart phone to good use or use a journal to track your fitness routines. After a few weeks of working out, you will be able to look at your previous workouts with pride. This will motivate you to keep pushing forward.
Create an exercise incentive plan. For example, you can buy yourself a new book after your tenth workout.
Get New Workout Gear
Throw your ratty old shirts, jogging shoes and yoga pants in the trash. New workout attire will inspire you to hit the gym or take a walk in the park.
Get a Partner
Exercising without a partner can get lonely. Find a fitness partner who is committed to getting in shape. You do not have to tackle this goal alone.
Get New Music
A good soundtrack can motivate you to exercise like there is no tomorrow. If your music is boring, download new music to spice up your workout routine. You do not have to wait until you get to the gym to play your music. For extra motivation, play it in the car on your way to the gym.
Enroll in an Exercise Class
Zumba and Spinning classes are great forms of exercise. Enroll in your favorite class and watch the pounds melt away.
You can stay motivated. By implementing these tips, you will get results from your routine in no time.