Staying Motivated in your Fitness Goals
Many people made a New Year's resolution about a month ago, and may be on the verge of giving up. Bob and Caroline Scott of the Louisville Athletic Club stopped by the studio to share some ways to stay motivated when you are feel like quitting.
Proverbs 4:25 - "Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you."
"This is about the time that a lot of New Year's Resolutioners start to fade in their consistency mainly because they set their original goals too high and aren't seeing the results as rapidly as they would like. A great way to stay motivated is to hire a personal trainer for a few sessions. This way you are accountable to him or her because you have a set time that you are meeting them. Also a trainer can show you exercises and routines that you probably wouldn't do on your own. If a trainer is not your thing, but you still want to be held accoutable then get involved in a group fitness class. Classes are a great way to meet new "gym" friends and they also provide camaraderie. You are more likely to stick to something if you know your friends are beside you!" - Caroline Scott
"Another way to stay motivated is to mix up your routine. Doing the same old thing at the gym can get boring, and eventually your body realizes this and starts to adapt to your workouts. When you body isn't being challenged results won't come as quickly. Trying a new class is a great way to mix it up. Let the instructor know that you're new and he or she can help you with the basics before you begin. Try a new machine in the gym that you haven't ever used before. Mixing up your routine is especially important because most people won't stick to something they don't enjoy doing or view as boring. Finally, a really simple way to stay motivated is to download some great inspirational music for your iPod and crank it up when you're working out! There's nothing like a great song to help you push through!" - Bob ScottFor these and other great tips, visit Caroline's Blog, carolinescott.org