Stay Motivated with these easy strategies:
- Set Goals for yourself.
Make a list of long term and short term goals. What do you need to do to get there? Map out a timeline for yourself.
- 2. Make a plan.
Plan out your week on Sundays. What will your gym schedule look like for the week? When are your rest/recovery days? Prep your meals on this day as well, so there is no guessing throughout your busy week. Pack meals in Tupperware and label each one.
- 3. Get enough sleep.
Aim for 8.5 hours of sleep per night. Studies show that more shut eye equals greater fat loss.
- 4. Drink Water!
Stay hydrated throughout the day, every day.
- 5. Journal your progress.
Write down your gym routines, meals, and how you’re feeling each day to keep track of your progress.
- 6. Muscle Confusion.
Change up your routine every few weeks. This will keep you from getting bored in the gym and keeps your muscles guessing. Also, variation avoids plateaus.
- 7. Don’t get discouraged.
Weight loss and muscle building doesn’t happen overnight. Stays focused throughout the first couple weeks, and then measure your progress. Don’t just go by what the scale tells you. Look at how you’re feeling overall, how your clothes are fitting, etc.
- 8. Think of it as a lifestyle change, not a diet.
If you constantly tell yourself that you’re on a diet, more than likely, you will fall off. Think of your new habits as a lifestyle change. Eating clean and exercise should be fun, not a punishment.
- 9. Surround yourself with people who support you.
Positive surroundings will help you stay on track. Encourage your family and friends to join you in becoming healthier and happier.
- 10. Hire a personal trainer.
Working with a trainer can give you that extra push in the gym that you may not have on your own. Schedule a session or two every week for extra support.