Recognizing where you are and planning where you want to be are the first steps to lasting motivation. Step by step, you can develop healthy habits that will inspire and motivate you for success. That success can be centered on your health, career, finances, relationships or weight loss. The secret to lasting motivation ..
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When your workout becomes old and stale, it’s time to test your true strength and ramp up your fitness program. Doing the same exercises at the same level every time you workout is not only boring to your mind, it’s also boring to your muscles. No longer a challenge, your muscles ..
1. Find an exercise buddy. Having a friend to exercise with makes it so much more fun. It also keeps you accountable so you don’t miss any sessions. It’s nice to have someone to talk with and who will keep you motivated to reach for the next level. 2. Keep a ..
The hardest part about dieting is giving up foods that you enjoy eating. If you want to keep the weight off, you know you must make certain changes in your lifestyle that will most likely be permanent. Certain foods must be avoided and others must be monitored carefully. Sometimes even the thought of giving up these comfort foods is more than we can endure, so we give up on our diet before we even get started.
Most days I stay busy from sun up to sun down. It’s not that I like to have such a crazy schedule, but there are so many things I want and feel the need to do each day that it’s hard to take it easy. I confess, I do take a restful day usually on Sunday, to enjoy time with family and friends because I believe one day of rest is needed to recharge and refresh. All throughout my busy days however, I find …
Now that you have decided to lose weight and get in shape, you may be looking for the motivation to keep you inspired. I am here to help you every step of the way whether you are searching the Fitness4Her website or out shopping the town. If you are interested in losing weight and keeping it off, then it’s time to learn to take charge of your life. Losing weight is …
We all know it’s coming. We can feel it in the air as summer fades and we head straight into fall. Soon the air will be thick with rich holiday smells wafting from the kitchen enticing us to gorge on sweets and goodies that we’ve denied ourselves all year.
Have you ever stepped onto the scales and just hated the number that appeared as your weight? Many of us have felt that disappointment. However, for some women, they are so ashamed of their weight that they experience self-loathing or depression.
Some people admit to me that they would rather do anything than workout. They wonder how I stay motivated. Well the truth is, I enjoy it so much that I can’t imagine what it would be like without it. Sure, I didn’t always exercise so regularly, there was a time when I rarely exercised. I knew if I could tell you some of the things that worked for me, then maybe when you felt the need for a little motivation, these ideas might help you too. So I went back to my archives and dug up some of the tips that helped me catch “fitness fever.”
Who says you can’t get a great workout and still have fun? For many of us, the hardest part about exercising is just finding the motivation to get started. There’s really not much to look forward to when you run on the treadmill at the gym or lift weights.
You’ve been dieting and exercising for a few months now but you don’t seem to be losing as much weight as you were in the beginning of your program. It’s hard to stay motivated when you don’t see results.
In order to keep you motivated, we need to first uncover your definition of results. Why did you begin the program? Was your initial reason to begin dieting and exercising to lose weight?
Sometimes, no matter how dedicated we are, we begin to lose our motivation for exercise. Before you talk yourself into foregoing your workout routine, read these helpful hints to get you back on the Exercise Express.
Beginning a fitness program takes guts. It also requires inspiration and determination. If you really want to get fit, you have to go all out. You may find it necessary to change many of your old habits, exchange exercise for lounging on the couch and snack on carrot sticks instead of potato chips.
Certain times of the year we seem motivated to begin a fitness program. After the holidays is one time, but the other time of the year is in the late spring. As we shed our winter clothing, it becomes obvious that we also need to shed some pounds too. January and May are some of the busiest months for gym memberships, but women’s fitness should be an all year ‘round event, not a twice a year craze.
If your goal is women’s fitness, you want to feel and look your very best. It’s easy to identify the need but not always so easy to stay focused on the goal. Focus gets clouded when you become distracted. You must keep your target in sight at all times if you really want to stay focused on reaching your goal.
Is your fitness goal on your mind all the time? The more your mind stays focused on your fitness goal, the better chance you have of achieving it. The best way to put it in your conscious mind all the time is to sit down and write out your goals. The reason for this is because your goal isn’t a temporary thing.
Some women are so enthralled in their fitness program that they are motivated simply by their accomplishments. They work out regularly and seem to have no reservations about sticking to a healthy diet. Other women require motivation every day in order to continue their women’s fitness program.
Once you have mustered the motivation to begin a fitness program, you will want to look for ways to make this healthy change a permanent part of your lifestyle. Making fitness a healthy habit can be as simple as writing down your achievements.
Most of us have experienced the thrill of starting something new. Whether it’s exercise or a new venture, the beginning of a new endeavor can be very stimulating and filled with excitement. But after the first 30 days of exercise, sometimes the interest begins to wane, and then over time, the exhilaration that you once felt turns to boredom.
Believe it to achieve it! Those are the words that I live by. I believe that I can make a difference and then I set out to achieve it. This is true in my women’s fitness program and in everything that I set out to do. I am sure that whether you realize it or not, you have achieved exactly what you have believed was possible.
There is nothing like the proof of something that is written, especially when it has been written or recorded by your own hand. This is especially true when you keep a fitness journal to show your results in women’s fitness. A fitness journal is a great motivator to keep you focused on your goals.
There are inspirational motivators in life that can help you succeed in attaining your goals. But there are also those who actually try to work against your motivation. These people might even resemble assassinators of motivation. For some odd reason, they emit a negative view about everything productive.
I was talking with a friend recently who was complaining about her recent weight gain. I was sorry to hear that she was having trouble staying motivated and currently was not participating in any type of women’s exercise program. She had always been active in the past, and it had been a great factor for her personal fitness goals.
When you are starting an exercise program you’ve got to get your head and your heart into it. That’s because if you aren’t convinced in your mind and committed in your heart, you’ll probably throw in the towel before you even start to sweat.
If you’re struggling to get through your women’s fitness workouts, it might interest you to know that exercise will become easier. So much easier, that as you become accustomed to the moves, you’ll actually begin to enjoy exercising. It’s true, exercise can become easy and lots of fun even for someone who has been sedentary for a while.
If you are truly searching for a way to get motivated to lose weight and get in shape, you need to look no further than Fitness4Her.com. An online diet, exercise program and women’s fitness blog, fully dedicated to women, I provide daily inspirational messages to help you stay motivated for fitness.
Many women are looking for motivation in order to move towards a specific goal, such as fitness. We all possess the ability to inspire motivational thoughts, but many times we use these to help others and fail to draw on that same wealth of inspiration when it comes to our own lives.
1. Don’t be a victim of your own past or proposed destiny. Don’t just assume that bad things always happen to you. When people get fixated on all of their problems, they neglect to notice all of the wonderful things that they have to be thankful for. You do have the power to change your life. That is the wonderful thing about circumstances that occur, although you rarely have a choice on what challenges come your way, you can make a difference in how they affect your life.
Your metabolism dictates how your body uses the calories that you consume. It determines the rate that you burn calories and in the end whether you gain or lose weight quickly and easily. So what factors affect how your metabolism works or are we stuck with the metabolism that we’ve been dealt?
You’ve been dieting and exercising for weeks but you’ve barely lost any weight, or worse, you lost weight in the beginning but now all of a sudden the only thing you seem to be losing is time! If this has ever happened to you, then you know how frustrating it is. It can even cause a woman to lose her motivation for fitness.
If you are looking for a way to stay motivated to exercise, some new workout clothes might just put the groove back in your move. A new sports bra, new shorts, a pretty new top or some great new shoes, are all smart purchases that you can reward yourself with. These are smart buys because you need extra clothes, especially when you work out six days a week and by the way, it is always smart to have at least two pair of tennis shoes, if you run you may want a pair of shoes that are specifically for running.
If you feel like you just don’t want to exercise maybe you need a boost in your motivation. It helps to try new things when you need to trick your mind to comply. If you’ve never tried imagery to help you get motivated, I’ve outlined the steps to help you get started.
Let us not be weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
When we first begin a diet and exercise program we are on fire with enthusiasm and fully believe we will be successful this time.
Have you set goals for yourself? While we all have dreams of what we want, both in the present and the future, by setting goals, we put that dream into action. This excites our brain as it begins to fire off neurons, figuring out how to complete the task of making lifestyle changes. This is a key factor in motivation. You must keep the brain stimulated to success.
Dieting. It’s not one of our favorite words in the English language, but it’s one that most of us come face to face with at one time or another. It evokes images of starving ourselves over salads and rice cakes at lunch while our ever-skinny friend wolfs down a plate full of nachos without a care in the world.
Are you the kind of person that commits to a diet once a year as your New Year’s Resolution? You lose the weight, and then as soon as you stop dieting, you gain it all back again? If so, then you’re like thousands of other women out there. You are a seesaw dieter.
It happens to the best of us; even fitness women who are seasoned athletes experience an idle period in their workout program where it seems like no effective change is taking place. That’s probably because you’ve reached a plateau in your exercise plan and need to rev things up a bit.
Jillian was a young lady who wanted to lose about 25 pounds. She hired a women’s fitness trainer…
If you are having trouble getting motivated to start exercising, think about joining a team. This may sound far fetched, but just hear me out. Remember when you were a kid, and played on a team whether it was an organized or a pick up game, camaraderie with other players usually brings out the best in our athletic abilities.
You started off strong, but lately you’re finding it hard to stick to that new diet or exercise program – so what gives? After that initial excitement and determination wears off, it’s hard for many women to continue exercising regularly, eating healthy, or both because things start to get in the way and excuses pile up, soon that fatty dessert becomes too enticing to resist.
Making the decision to lose weight is not an easy one. Sure most of us know when we need to do something about our weight, but when it comes to having to change the way we eat, it’s a different story altogether—especially if we have to deprive ourselves of our favorite foods. Many times, this is the problem with staying true to a diet. Not being able to eat the foods that we enjoy can cause our motivation to drop.
Beginning a fitness program take guts. It also requires inspiration and determination. Many women begin an exercise and diet program full of guts, inspiration and determination; but somewhere between day number two and day number 60, the motivation ceases to exist.
When you need a little motivation for your fitness routine, you need look no further than your newsstand. Lining the walls of any bookstore, or magazine rack are plenty of selections that specialize in ways to get fit. The covers boast buff bodies that attract the reader to buy.
I often hear people say, I need to workout, but I just can’t get motivated. Even seasoned athletes experience highs and lows occasionally before getting started.
For the last twenty-one years, I have spent the majority of my waking hours caring for my husband and/or three sons. There have been days, where if my husband hadn’t called me Karen, I would go to bed thinking my first name was MOM! Oh, don’t get me wrong; I love my family, dearly. It’s just with all the care giving, I had started to neglect me
So, you bought the gym membership months ago, and you’ve been there how many times? Enough to not resent the monthly fee you’re dishing out?