Maintain your Fitness Routine
Maintaining your fitness routine and motivation are very important!
Here are a few tips to help you continue your fitness routine when motivation is low. Remember, it’s never too late to start over or find some new tips!
#1 Eat Whole Foods: It’s helpful to eat every 2-3 hours and consume whole foods (like fruits, veggies, lean meats, whole grains, and dairy). Give your body the fuel it needs to perform well.
#2 Get an activity monitor: Challenge yourself to move around, get more active, and find a support system.
FitBit, Jawbone, and Polar watches are just a few popular activity monitors.
#3 Monitor your food and water intake: Plan your meals ahead of time, utilize food dairies, and apps to keep you on track. Some of the popular apps will remind you to record your meals, drink more water, and move around.
#4 Signup for a Fitness Challenge: Find online communities or fitness challenges to find encouragement, motivation, and tips. This is great for accountability and learning new things.
#5 Get a Healthy Lifestyle Journal: The journal helps you visualize your progress and weight loss stats. This journal can also store your weekly goals, progress pictures, and motivational sayings.
#6 Make it FUN: Find creative ways to encourage and reward yourself for doing a good job. Get your family and friends involved – use this time for bonding. Here are a few reward ideas: New exercise equipment, gym shoes, kitchen tools, a cookbook, a pedicure, or a chair massage. Having someone or something to look forward to is very motivating.
These are just a few simple suggestions to help you continue on the track to meet your fitness goals. Take one step at a time, and you will see results soon!
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