No sensible individual would ever want to lead an unhealthy life. We all want to be healthy, fit, and happy. Yet, we find it virtually impossible to stick to our fitness regimen in a disciplined manner. We often start bodybuilding with a lot of enthusiasm. However, we lose motivation in a span of a few days or weeks.
After six months, we find ourselves in the same position that we were without any improvement in our physical or mental fitness. What can you do to make sure that your bodybuilding routine does not fizzle out after just a few weeks?
Get a Fitness Buddy
Exercising alone can be a lonely affair. Going to the gym can seem like a burden when you are tired after a tough day at work. In such a scenario, having a friend who can motivate you and encourage you to push yourself can make a huge difference. Simply sticking to the routine will help you develop the habit of exercising on a daily basis. You will find it a lot easier to do so if you have a friend to help you with your bodybuilding routine.
Make Smart Use of Technology
Seeing is believing. Watching your flabby stomach get transformed into a six-pack can be a very exciting affair. However, this can take a long time. Make use of wearable fitness devices and smart phone apps to track your efforts on a daily basis. Knowing that you have burned so many calories in a single day or that you have one so many miles in a single hour can help you stay motivated.
Compete with Yourself
Many persons make the mistake of reducing their bodybuilding routine into a mechanical exercise consisting of repeated lifting weights. This is not the right approach to your fitness routine. Instead, try to compete with yourself.
Enhance the weights or increase the reps of your exercises on a daily basis. If you ran for 15 minutes yesterday, try running for an additional two minutes at top speed before giving yourself a break. If you quit gym ten minutes early, then try doing a brisk walk around the neighborhood to make up for the gap.
Don’t Give Up
Despite your best efforts, it is possible that you may stop going to the gym or take a break from your bodybuilding due to lack of time or any other reason. Don’t give up. Restart your exercise routine the moment you get a chance. Over the long run, the fact that you continued exercising even with frequent breaks will be a lot more beneficial than not exercising at all.
Exercising for a single day is easy. However, doing so in a consistent manner for a long period of time can be a tough challenge. Think out of the box and focus on innovative ways to stay motivated so that you can reap the benefits of your fitness regimen.