If you’ve started a new workout and fitness regimen, you will need to find a way to stay motivated. Many people give up their fitness habits as motivation fades, and holding onto that original level of commitment can be very tough. Here is a quick post sharing six tips to keep motivated on your fitness journey. SIX TIPS TO KEEP MOTIVATED ON YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY Set goals and be specific. Specific objectives are much easier to aim for, as you can properly track your progress. For example, instead of aiming to ‘run more’, set a goal to run a certain distance or train for a race. Aim to complete a certain number of pullups, or lift a certain weight. Keep your goals achievable, but a challenge. An unrealistic goal can lower motivation as much as one that is too easy. Set a goal that will keep you engaged. Make a training plan. Depending on the goals you have set, there are a few different ways to approach your training. You could get a personal training plan from a personal trainer, or find a training plan online that fits your goals. A training plan gives your goals structure and breaks down… View Post
At this time of the year, we’re all often thinking about all of the different things we might like to get done, and that can be something that either excites or terrifies you. But it doesn’t have to be something that means significant change is coming – not unless you want. January is a time for fresh beginnings, yes. However, if you’re already struggling and worrying that you will fail, maybe the case is you’ve not set the right intentions for this month. Instead of trying to be too ambitious, you need to make sure that you enjoy the fresh start, and that it sets the pace for your year ahead. Let’s take a look at what January could mean for you. Relax First of all, you’re just going to want to make sure that you relax. Because trying to put too much stress on you right now is only going to stress you out. But when you choose to take more of a relaxed approach to the month, you’ll be in a better place to be able to get some things done. Laugh Next, remember to laugh and have fun. Even if you’re setting resolutions, you don’t need to be… View Post
I don’t know about you, but when I was a young girl, one of my favorite things to do was jump rope. I loved to make up songs with my friends as we would skip along without a care in the world. Ah, good old fashioned nostalgia! School year items seemed to come and go quickly, but the jump rope never seemed to go out of style. Fast forward about 25 years, and I still can’t resist a good go with my jump rope because not only is it fun but it is also an excellent way to get in a quick and effective workout! The jump rope is a strengthening and conditioning exercise. You don’t need to get fancy or as intense as Rocky Balboa to get the most out of a jump rope workout, either. All you need is a jump rope (long enough for you depending on your height), a suitable surface for jumping, and a timer app for your phone (or an egg timer, because nostalgia) and you’ll be all set to start jumping yourself into a sweat fest! Jumping rope does take some coordination, so pace yourself if you tend to be on the less coordinated… View Post
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