Starting your fitness journey can be daunting. Realising that you want a healthier lifestyle, maybe to transform your body or to become the strongest version of yourself, it takes a lot of hard work. While many of us have that original motivation propelling us to eat clean and train regularly, there are a few insider tips to make sure you keep that motivation going, and don’t slip back into bad habits to make sure your journey is a lifestyle, not just a phase. For a little extra push take one of our premium pre-workout formulas. Our ingredients increase the blood flow and are packed with nutrients that target your muscle tissue so you and your partner can have killer workouts, push yourselves for those extra reps and really see the results.
Change your Mindset
If you are already looking for ways to find motivation, it probably means that you are lacking in that department. Shift the way you are thinking about your reasons for training. Move away from the idea that you want to look like a certain on-trend body shape, and start to think of changing your lifestyle. Who do you want to be? Not who do I want to look like?
Do Something Fun
Find an activity that fits your passions and personality and it won’t feel like a chore. Compare a mountain climber to a boxer; their training is completely opposite but they are both incredibly strong. If running makes you want to groan and roll your eyes, try a team sport, or weight training. There will always be something that works for you.
Set Achievable Goals
If you are new to training and feel yourself starting to wonder how you will ever have that six pack you have been dreaming of… start thinking of more achievable goals. Set a goal to run 3 miles non stop, or to add 15k onto your deadlift.
Make your workouts short! You don’t have to spend two hours a day in the gym to achieve your fitness goals. Try a hike outdoors to get your cardio up. Or try a HIIT workout to get more bang for your buck, spending only 30 minutes in the gym.
Bring a Buddy
Everything is more fun with a friend. Not only will the training itself fly by when you have someone to share it with, but having a gym buddy gives you structure. Agreeing a time to meet, an activity to do, and a time to finish leaves takes away the chance of procrastination.
We’ve all been there, driving home after a long day at work and you start to think “I really don’t want to train today…” Having a friend waiting for you at the gym takes away the opportunity for you to drive straight home and get on the sofa. When you’re having a low energy day, let them bring you up, and you can do the same for them.
Download a Killer Workout Playlist
Nothing makes time fly like putting in your headphones, zoning out, working up a sweat to a great song. Whether you’re into cheesy 80’s pop, metal or trance, music will push you on and make you forget how hard you’re working.
These tips should help you change your fitness phase into a lifestyle, and help you reach your goals. Remember, it’s all relative, find what works for you. And don’t forget to think about those endorphins after you train. As much as you are dreading it before you start, imagine how great you’ll be feeling by the end.