The Mayo Clinic offered several tips for staying motivated with fitness goals. A few were shared in yesterday’s blog. Today are some more:
- Track your progress on paper. Seeing the benefits of regular exercise on paper may help you stay motivated.
- Join a group. Invite friends or co-workers to join you when you exercise, or organize a group of neighbors to take fitness classes at a local health club.
- Reward yourself. When you reach a long-range goal, treat yourself to a new pair of walking shoes or new music to enjoy while you exercise.
- Stay flexible. If you’re too busy to work out or simply don’t feel up to it, take a day or two off. The important thing is to get back on track as soon as you can.
When designing a personal fitness program, consider your fitness goals. Think about your fitness likes and dislikes, and note your personal barriers to fitness. Then consider practical strategies for keeping your fitness program on track.