Hi, i have random bursts of motivation to exercise yet they usually last a few weeks a time so i never keep on top of working out!
Has anyone got tips of what i can do to stay motivated as i really want to get fit & healthy yet my mood / energy changes and results in me giving up!
Thanks in advance.
Hey Steph, welcome!
It can be really tough to keep your motivation up but I guarantee that when you start seeing changes you'll be addicted to exercise!
It's very important to set long term and short term goals for yourself. Make sure they are achievable! For example, let's say you can't do 5 regular pushups. So make a goal to do at least 10 kneeling pushups a day and try to do your 5 regular ones at least once every week. This will give you a chance to monitor your progress then modify your goal once you reach it!
I've found, for myself, that I must challenge myself. Running and biking is an easy example. I ran 2 miles per run 3 times last week. This week I want to either run faster or run longer. So each time I run this week I be sure to at least try one or the other. If I fail miserably I have to make sure to prepare better for my next run!
Lastly, be careful! Nothing will ruin progress and motivation better than an injury! Be sure you get plenty of rest, stretches, and essential nutrition!
I hope this all makes sense and offers you at least a little bit of help! Good luck!