When it comes to weight loss, motivation always plays a major role. In fact, for many people, it’s the single most important element of all. While information is always useful, it’s not hard to find nowadays. If anything, there’s so much information on diets, exercise, and other habits that either help or harm your weight loss efforts that it can be confusing, leading to information overload.
Yet even information overload is only a problem when it interferes with your motivation. That’s the real key -to have a certain goal and move towards it, despite any obstacles. For many of us, this is a very inconstant factor. Our motivation varies from day to day.
If you are a beginning runner, here are a few tips to help keep you motivated. A beginning running program needs to be slow, easy, progressive, and hopefully enjoyable. Remember, the more out of shape you are, the more uncomfortable exercise is going to be, unless you keep the intensity low. If you cannot walk 3.5 miles in an hour, you are not ready to start jogging.
Buy some nice gear. Good shoes and comfortable gear might be something you look forward to using on a regular basis.
Involve the family. Family fitness is an awesome motivator for parents.
Let’s face it, we all know we need to exercise. Many of us know how to exercise. How many books and videos do you own? How many gym memberships have you had in your life? You may even be an expert on the perfect exercises for your body. But you’re not doing it! Why? Well the problem isn’t lack of knowledge, it’s lack of motivation. Does this sound familiar?
But desire alone is not sufficient without being followed motivation for healthy living and exercise. Get used to exercising regularly is a challenge. Hence, high motivation to encourage you diligent physical exercise.