When people first start a new workout program they usually work out really hard for the first few days and then give up. We all know these people. With the P90x craze, so many of my friends and even family members were posting a status on Facebook, counting the days until they would reach 90 days. The only problem was they never reached the 90 days. To be honest, I don’t know any of my friends that committed to the 90 day program. Getting into shape and losing weight should be a long term commitment. If you haven’t worked out for a while don’t jump into such an intense program. Starts working out at a level you’re comfortable with. Here are several tips on how you can stay motivated to lose weight.
“None of my friends ever want to work out,” said everyone with excuses. Finding the right partner is the best way to keep motivated. A workout partner will hold you accountable when you’re feeling lazy and don’t want to show up. They will also motivate you to make better eating and drinking habits. If you don’t have any friends that will be committed then find a workout or runners group on MeetUp.com. Start connecting with like-minded people who want to get healthy and have a schedule that you both can commit to.
It shouldn’t matter if your partner is stronger than you or weaker. If you work out with someone stronger than you then you will naturally start lifting more weight. This is because having a spotter will help with your form and allow you to maximize each set. The most important part of being a good workout partner is making sure that you both show up at least 5 days a week.
Listening to music has always helped me stay focused. For some reason music and working out seem to team up pretty well together. Refresh the music on your MP3 player with new workout songs to help you stay energized and motivated. Working out with new music is like switching up your workout routine for your mind. If you do the same workouts over and over again then you will reach a plateau in your results. I would argue the same could happen if you listen to the same music constantly.
You will see the best results if you commit to staying in the gym for a certain time. Setting a minimum time will allow you to explore other workout exercises that you can incorporate into your own routine. Staying longer in the gym will help with your endurance and allow you to add more sets. If you’re not sore by the time you’re done then you’re not working out hard enough! I recommend staying for at least one and half hours. Apart from that, you should also consider taking weight loss supplements. Yes, there are several brands in the market but you should choose the right ad reliable one. To help you out, check these resurge reviews.
Another great way to stay motivated is by taking pictures. Once you make a long term commitment to working out then take a picture right away. After a month you will start seeing amazing results if you follow through with these tips and also eat healthy. By eating healthy I mean going cold turkey on every food that is bad for you. Let me know in the comments below how you stay motivated to work out or if you’re ready to make a change.