Running Out Of Motivation? Here’s The Budget Way To Stick To Your Fitness Resolutions For 2018!
With the dawn of the New Year, loads of people get zealous about making new resolutions. To a large extent, many of these resolutions revolve around getting fit and staying healthy. In fact, gyms and health clubs see a noticeable spike in new enrollments at the beginning of the year.
However, as the months roll by, we tend to lose the sincerity and commitment that we felt at the start of the year. Visits to the gym start dwindling and we let other stuff take priority gradually. Pretty soon, before we know it, we are back to where we started!
If you are one of those people who’ve vowed to adopt a healthier lifestyle in 2018, first of all congrats on making such a wise and much needed decision. However, it is only natural – and even human – to be tempted to let those resolutions go by…. as you might have done in the past. But here are some tips to help you keep up your morale and stick to your resolutions:
1. Keep Visual Reminders: You can prep and prepare yourself, by setting up reminders about your resolutions that you will see every day. For instance, stick up a motivational poster above your bed that you will see when you wake up, put up sticky notes with reminders at your workplace, keep a positive screensaver or wallpaper on your phone or laptop, or design a vision board and put up pictures of people working out/running. When your brain keeps receiving these visual cues on a constant basis, it is much easier to get yourself up and working towards your goals.
2. Get A Workout Buddy: Working out can be a bit more fun when you have a friend to join you! Not only that, even on days when you don’t feel like dragging yourself out of bed, the thought that someone is waiting for you at the gym or running track, will give you that extra push. Healthy competition is a plus and you could have a friendly competition with your friend about how many kilos each of you have lost or how much weights you both could lift or how many squats you both have been able to pull off or how many miles you both have run. Sometimes comparison can work wonders!
3. Take Help From Tech: Nowadays there are a number of apps and gadgets that can help you stay on track with your fitness. The Fitbit is a popular one but it can also be on the expensive side. You don’t need to shell out a huge amount of money to stay fit.
The Sony SmartBand is a similar wearable fitness gadget which can track information such as how much you’ve walked or cycled etc. It is available at UnBox for just 105 AED – at a discount of 420 AED. Also, it helps to switch up your workouts in order to beat monotony in your fitness routine.
So, if you go to the gym a couple of days per week, you could practise Zumba at home for another 2 days. Zumba is super fun and burns lots of calories in no time at all! If you’d like some guidance, you could pick up a Zumba DVD set from UnBox for just 120 AED.
Swimming is also an awesome workout for your whole body and you can make use of the water resistant and durable Oregon Swimwatch to track your activity in the pool.
I hope these pointers help you hold onto your fitness resolutions for 2018!