How to stay motivated when exercising!

Why do we exercise?

At the end of the day, there are really only 3 legitimate reasons to exercise

  1. To improve health
  2. To improve fitness (strength training, endurance, mobility, flexibility)
  3. You enjoy it

Training isn’t about getting fit and toning up. It’s about building a lifestyle for yourself, that you actually enjoy, and you feel the benefits from.

Don’t overwhelm yourself it’s a slow process

We can relate to that feeling of sluggishness or ‘tubbiness’ that comes with eating too much. We can feel like we’ve put on a stone after a meal out!

On the flip side we can also relate to having had a hard training session and looking in the mirror thinking that actually, you have toned up!!

In both such situations, this is not normally the case!

The best and most sustained results come from training over an extended period of time. Of course, The harder you push yourself and the more time you dedicate to it the quicker you will see the results.

The more you continue this lifestyle the more you will see the results, the longer you’ll keep them for and more important the better it will make you feel.

**Take away tip**

The best results come from following a consistent increased level of activity.

 

Confidence is key

There are two important factors that often get in the way of training. One is people find that they don’t have the time (if this is you read this blog “I don’t have time to train”).

The other is confidence. It’s easy to convince yourself that you’re not fit enough, and you don’t want to go because you don’t want to be the oldest, slowest, biggest but at the end of the day that doesn’t matter!

Whatever activity you pick, it should be for you, it should be regular, and most of all you should enjoy it!!

If you hate doing something but do it anyway just because you think it’ll help in the long run, you might want to think again and think hard about it.

It’s a tough road to follow but definitely a more fulfilling one. If grinding It out in the gym is something you enjoy and fits in with your lifestyle then go out and do it.

If you like the support, social, adventure and accountability that comes with Rebel then great go for that but don’t do things that you genuinely don’t like.

**Take away tip**

Willpower isn’t usually enough.  It works for a while, then it dies out.

 

**Most important takeaway tip**

Find something you enjoy