August 23, 2017
Don’t Quit, Workout Motivation
Written by: Femi Doyle-Marshall
It seems way too often that our life becomes hectic. New tasks or repetitive chores can be a hurdle for the passion driven gymgoer or the fresh new healthy lifestyle recruit. Time is tight, stress may be high or idleness can stalk that spark.
When you are faced with these boundaries a number of things can be done to help keep you on track. Always remember you can modify the plan or adjust the strategy.
Here is our list of the 3 Unbeatable Ways to Stay Motivated and Track your Training Results
Calendars: By far are no joke. I’ve witness countless successful trainers, coaches and consultants base an entire program off of one calendar training cycle repeated. The formula to produce results is rather simple. Find a method that works and repeat the process. Calendars can be the hidden gem that holds the riches you are looking for.
Make it big and visible. One thing that has surely been useful to me and many I’ve worked with is having a visual reminder. If you know you have to circle off training days (ie. Monday-Wednesday-Friday) odds are you will end up doing it. Options are truly up to you.
Large Wall Calendars: Found in business supply shops, university bookstores or big box retails stores. This can also be a white board style to save paper and hopefully the pocket book in the long run.
Pocket Agenda, Calendar or Notebook: The portable reminder. On the road I seem to have two things with me. My agenda and notebook. In the past I would write training reminders, place notes, track new Personal Records in training or just write words of wisdom between the sheets. Each piece was valuable. This might be the same for you.
This may be the hand held version of your wall calendar. Very useful as it can also prevent overbooking of appointments.
Pocket Book or Yearly Agenda: Look for something that suits your style. Placed you can find one or both options include retail stores, business supply outlets or even universities much like above.
Phone: Seem to have the most amount of flexibility when looking for a tech solution. Do you know of any good apps? Post them below I know many would benefit.
Alarms & Reminders: When you have a system set for your routine alarms and reminders reinforce your goal. For example setting the 1 o’clock slot for your training program can be aligned with a phone reminder 30 minutes in advance. Same can be applied for sleep routines or resting times. As you find what works best then creating a successful network of resources becomes easy.
You may already have a morning routine or a set time to sleep and wake. Now think of how these all can be combined to help your training goals. Perhaps a morning workout is needed to be supported by a half hour alarm. Small adjustments can assist.
Phones: If you are on the road a lot then this might be the best option for you. You can set multiple alarms to remind you of training times, eating times, rest or sleep. This is merely a tool to help. My personal recommendation is to not overdue it.
Apps: Quite a number of apps also can support your lifestyle goals by emailing your or sending you push reminders. A bit of research can help you streamline everything.
Friends, family and networks: The people around you can make a major difference in your overall success. Sometimes a training partner, friend or family member can provide the structure you need.
And that’s all for today. The 3 Unbeatable Ways to Stay Motivated and Track your Training Results. Each has a benefit. I find a mix has the most powerful effect in leading towards a successful goal. Try to find your formula
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