5 Tips to Keep Yourself Motivated
It’s often been said that starting off is the easy part but staying motivated is difficult. This also applies to new year’s resolutions (which may seem like a distant memory at this stage). If you have successfully made it through January with your resolution, kudos to you! If you haven’t, never fear – it’s a new month, a fresh start, and the perfect opportunity to start again! So, whether you’re starting from scratch or building on last month’s progress, we’ve compiled some tips to keep you motivated throughout February.
- Track your progress to see how far you’ve come
It can be difficult to keep yourself motivated when it doesn’t feel like you’re making any progress. Having little reminders of how far you’ve come can be the best motivator to see how far you can go! We recommend documenting your progress every week, so you can look back on this when you feel you’re not seeing any improvements. This progress doesn’t just need to be body shape, it could be the distance you walked, or even new exercises you tried! Top tip: the Slendertone Connect Abs toning belt uses the Connect App to track your progress and toning sessions in one place so you’re always up to date with your fitness!
- Reward yourself!
We can become so focused on improving ourselves, that we forget to reward ourselves for how far we’ve come. It's important to treat yourself for reaching your goals! A treat does not need to be junk food, it could be a spa day to celebrate reaching a big goal, a new shirt to celebrate reducing your waistline, or even just taking time to relax! Top tip: reward yourself each time you successfully complete five toning sessions a week! Don’t forget to turn up the intensity of your belt to increase the effectiveness of your toning session!
- Prioritize your time
One of the main reasons people lose motivation is because they don’t have time to exercise or eat healthy. But think about it, how often have you told yourself you don’t have time for a thirty-minute walk and then spent thirty minutes (or two hours) watching television? Most of us are guilty of this one! To avoid this, plan out your day and schedule time to exercise and prepare healthy meals. Top tip: wear your ab toning belt while preparing healthy meals, watching tv or doing housework to ensure you never miss a toning session again – no excuses!
- Be patient – consistency is key!
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and this is the number one rule when it comes to a healthy journey! There is no quick fix to a healthy exercise or toning journey, which is why it’s important to reward yourself along the way. “If you are persistent, you will get it; if you are consistent, you will keep it!” Top tip: Take pictures along your journey to see the visible results of your progress. This is a great way to keep track of the changes in your body shape.
- Look to the future and visualize the results you want to see
One of the greatest motivators is visualizing the person you could be in 6 months, one year. Visualizing yourself in a certain situation or looking or feeling a certain way allows you to imagine what life would be like at that time, and keeps you motivated to achieve this! So set a timeframe - 6 weeks, 6 months or a year - and decide what changes you want to see once that time comes! Top tip: The toning belts can be worn while exercising to increase the results of your workout, helping you reach your body toning goals!