The decision to get fit and begin a structured fitness program should not be taken lightly. Everyone has tried to get fit at one time in their lives and managed to work hard for a few weeks but then find interest wanes. Staying motivated is the biggest challenge of any fitness program. Motivation failure accounts for the most number of people who drop out of a fitness program.
Much more than injury or illness, and more importantly, more than those who have successfully completed their program and are moving on up to the next level. So how can you stay motivated?
Those who succeed on fitness programs will often cite 4 key traits that helped them to achieve success. These are courage, commitment, control of emotions, and confidence. Experts call them the 4 C’s of motivation. Imagine that the 4 C’s are a chain all connected together and to achieve success in your program you must ensure the chain is maintained. A weak link in the chain will break causing motivation to break leading to failure. So, what can you do to keep the chain connected?
By following the 10 tips below you can stay motivated and enjoy your success and new found fitness.
Control of Emotions:
There are a great many factors that can cause a loss of motivation, and ultimately a failure to complete a fitness program, but remember for every barrier there is always at least two or three simple solutions. Keep the 4 C’s at the forefront of your mind and be aware of any threats to the 4 C’s. With good management you will exceed your wildest expectations.
Written by: Emmeline Hiatt