Morning workouts have several advantages, if you have ever tried this have you noticed how you feel more energetic during the day? This is because exercise can kick start your metabolism and keeps you burning calories at a higher rate for the day. Exercising before breakfast can also help overeating during the day studies have found. If you struggle to wake up here is an easy tip move your alarm clock away from your bed, this will make you get out of bed.
Befriend a gym goer and train together, studies have found that training with an exercise partner can increase your productivity in the gym by almost 10%, let alone the social benefits can help you get in a good mood for the whole day. Ensure you find someone with similar goals to you, so you can tailor your programs together.
I’m sure you have heard of this saying before, but it is very relevant to when working out. Each week plan your workouts, when your going to do them, what the workout consists of and the end goal of the workout. Write everything down so you can track and see your actual progress week on week.
Ever been to the gym and forgot your iPod? yes, I know I have been there. Having a motivational playlist can increase your workout output, help your mood and in general just great to sign along too.
This tip does obviously link in with 3, pack your bag, get your playlist ready and get your trainers by the door in the evening ready for the morning workout. Don’t leave anything till last minute.
As you start to see changes in your body treat yourself, maybe new top or new jeans or a dress. This will help show you the progress you have made and keep you focused on the long-term goal, let’s face it everyone likes shopping.
Tell everyone and anyone about your training, with a world of social media and influencers becoming an inspiration for someone else and post your workouts and show your progress to the world. It will also keep you accountable, plus you might even get a well done from friends with your efforts to improve your life and live longer (Plus how good your looking obviously).
Most health clubs have on hand experts to help you, there is a reason they are there and not just to look pretty, some clubs this will be included in your membership and some may ask for an extra charge. The professionals have trained in writing programs and planning to help clients reach goals, use them.
Ever wrote a diary when you were younger or still write one? Keep a log of how you feel after each workout, this will help you look back and if you’re in a bad mood you can do a workout that made you feel great.
Changing your life is not a quick fix, write down your big goal pin it on the fridge, stick it to your bedroom wall anywhere you can see it every day and slowly but surely keep working towards it.