1. Keep track of your workouts
Log your daily exercise with InkCase! InkCase keeps your daily exercise log visible on the back of your phone. The visual reminder of your progress will make you feel better about working out and motivate you even more. Also InkCase comes in handy if you’re prone to forgetting when you’re supposed to be working out as it allows you to keep your workout timetable constantly visible too!
Not sure if that’ll be enough motivation? Mark every day you skip a workout with a giant red ‘X’. With all those accusing giant ‘X’s as a glaring reminder, you’re sure to be more motivated to go put your running shoes on!
2. Set achievable goals
Did you know that an additional 5 minute walk daily can help shrink your waist in 3 months without any dieting? It just goes to show even a little bit of exercise can work wonders too! So if you’re losing motivation, break down your exercise regimes and goals into smaller units. While it’s important to push yourself, setting unrealistic goals does more harm than good. Constantly not achieving your goals will only make you increasingly demoralised and unmotivated to exercise. I mean, who likes to fail constantly right? Start with simple goals and then progress to long term goals.
For example, if you haven’t exercised in a while, you can set a daily target of walking for 10 minutes. As your stamina improves, increase the duration gradually! Keep things interesting for yourself by adding other exercises such as skipping or burpees too.
3. Make it a family activity
Exercise together with your entire family! Health professionals advocate family fitness as a solution to the growing problem of child obesity and a form of family bonding. Parents who exercise with their children not only get healthier, but strengthen the family’s bond as the family gets to spend more time together regularly.
Afraid that your children may be reluctant to join in exercising with you? Pique their interest with the WatchPhone which integrates exercise into their daily life! The pedometer and calorie tracker functions in the WatchPhone present exercise in a fun and engaging manner by allowing children to keep track of their own level of physical activity. Furthermore, it also doubles as a GPS tracker and a means of communications between parent and child as the WatchPhone lets you call and text your child without the unnecessary frills of a smartphone.
4. Bribe Yourself
Give yourself something to look forward to by planning something nice for yourself after each workout! This’ll definitely make it easier for you to get through the workout when you have something fun to look forward post-workout. That way, working out won’t be the main focus of your day!
5. Make it fun
Don’t just stick to lifting weights and cardio; why not pick up a new sport instead? That way you get to work out, make new friends and have fun all at the same time! Nowadays, it’s so easy to sign up for classes for Zumba, Yoga or even Pole dancing if you’re feeling adventurous. So what’s stopping you?
6. Keep your workout playlist fresh
You’d be surprised at how much listening to music during your workout can impact you! Create a workout playlist and keep it constantly updated with high-energy music that gets your blood pumping to get the most out of your workout. With a rocking soundtrack, you’re bound to enjoy your workout more and be less likely to lose motivation!