MAINTAIN THE MOTIVATION! SIMPLE STEPS TO KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING WHEN YOU FEEL STUCK.
You’ve been consistent and you’ve established your workout routine for quite some time, but now that trusted routine is making you feel like you’re in a slump. As creatures of habit, we find comfort in consistency, but how do you shake it up and get excited again? Many of us use life events or vacations to keep the momentum going but there’s not always something on the calendar to help you strive for long-term health and fitness benefits. Here are some ways to reinvigorate your drive and keep that motivation strong.
First, start slowly. Getting out of a routine can be exciting but sometimes overwhelming. Be sure to do an assessment of your current baseline of fitness and then formulate a plan on how you’d like to improve.
Try Something New. Different activities can keep exercise boredom at bay. Participating in classes that you’ve never done before is another great way to keep it interesting. With HIIT, Killer Cycle, Kickboxing, BodyPump and more, we have plenty of options for you!
Make Healthy Choices. Nutrition is game changer when it comes to switching it up. When you’re not giving your body what it needs, you may feel sluggish. Whole, nutrient dense foods are the best way to support your exercise and your body to work to better serve you!
Set New Goals. Maybe you’re feeling like you’re in a rut because you’re not sure what it is you’re working towards. Setting specific, achievable goals is a healthy and encouraging way to keep the wheels going. Maybe it’s going up in weights that you lift, or running faster pace, or getting more energy to carry you through the day - write them down and commit to them!
Find a New Community. Working out alone may have gotten you to this point but try to seek out a new community to keep you accountable. By joining UFC GYM, you’ll find a fitness community that uplifts and encourages you to reach your goals. The energy and friendly competition will drive you to new levels of excellence while forging friendships in and out of the gym.
Getting your fitness motivation on point now sets you up for success moving forward. It always feels hardest at first but use these tips and you’ll need less and less fitness motivation every day!