Devin’s Dash Training – week 5 – Stay motivated
1.) Jump Start: Don’t allow yourself to contemplate going out for a run. Just put on your running shoes and get out the door, quick! Once you start your workout its never as hard as you thought it would be.
2.) Stay Accountable: Commit yourself publicly using an online blog, e-mail or in person to stay accountable to other people. Report back to a friend or family member daily will help you stick to your exercise routines. This will help motivate you to do well and to report your success.
3.) Monitor your thoughts: Spend a few days a week to reflect on your thoughts and recognize the times that you speak negatively to yourself. Squash, “This is too hard!” and replace it with, “I can do this!”. Keep track of your progress in training by keeping a running journal. If you did not achieve the goals you had set, write down new, modified goals for the following weeks.
4.) Read about it: Read a book or blog pertaining to your fitness goals. It is inspiring to hear others stories and will reinvigorate you to achieve your individual goals. This is helpful when you have reached a wall in your training and need an extra boost of motivation.