Doesn’t really matter if you’ve been working out for years, or just recently have decided to make it a bigger priority, there are always tips which could improve the standard of your workouts. Sometimes we all need a little help and motivation along the way, so keep this list handy for whenever you want to feel inspired.
1. Get into it!
Stop saying that the diet, new workout regime, or lifestyle plan will start tomorrow. Start it today and you will see better results in no time. Don’t put things off which you can start today – otherwise this cycle is doomed to repeat itself.
2. Lose yourself
Go for a walk, run, or jog into a different surrounding. This will help the workout seem fun and interesting, as opposed to waiting until you reach a certain point until it’s over.
3. Wake up early
Take advantage of an early morning and start working on yourself. Average people don’t appreciate an early morning (especially during winter), so this way you’re already ahead of the curve!
Many women are anxious about weightlifting since they think it will put muscle in all the wrong places. Lifting weights will help to sculpt and tone the entire body – and is more effective in giving a full body workout as opposed to cardiovascular training.
5. It’s not always easy
There will be days that you feel like giving up, so indulge and take it easy. Good things don’t come easy, they take lots of time! Look back and think about all the progress you’ve made thus far.
6. Push HARDER!
Finish that rep, run an extra kilometre and add one more weight when you’re lifting, it won’t harm you in the long run. Take risks with your workout routine, and remember to keep trying new ideas when it feels tiresome.
Don’t be afraid of a little sweat while working out. That fake tan can be applied again, your hair won’t look bad, don’t even think about your makeup! Make the most of your sessions, and keep your mind focused on the end goal.
8. Be persistent
Work hard and never give up! This mentality goes for almost anything you can set your mind to, just try and weigh up the positives against the negatives if you’re ever stressed out.
9. What do you want?
Before adapting to a particular workout routine, identify what you want to achieve out of it. Speed? Run faster. Strength? Lift more. Agility? Keep going. Setting a goal makes it that much easier to work towards – the end game feels near.
10. Treat yourself
Always test yourself by surpassing your own personal limitations. Those who work hard, often play hard – so remember to treat yourself and know there is always a balance to every healthy lifestyle.
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