If this is month when you’ve vowed to get in shape for good, you’re not alone. Plenty of us promise ourselves that the start of a new year will be the start of a new me. The trouble is a fair few of us find that we get through a couple of weeks of exercise and lose motivation. If you’ve been in that situation before, we’ve got a 3 ideas to help you stick with It and find your fitness.
Treat yourself now and again
One of the biggest reasons why people fail to stick to their new fitness regime is that they try to punish themselves. You decide the only way you’re going to lose weight or get the body you crave is by exercising relentlessly and starving yourself of the things you enjoy. But, all this does is make you feel negatively towards your exercising, and deprived because you can’t indulge in the things you enjoy anymore. So, don’t forget to treat yourself in moderation. A slice of pizza isn’t going to ruin your diet, nor is a piece of chocolate cake. Just don’t be eating those thing every day!
Don’t give yourself too much to do
Fitness resolutions can also fail if you give yourself too much to do. It’s easy to get into the mindset of wanting to lose weight, tone up and improve your stamina. So, you commit to doing strength training, running and exercise classes each week. But then you burn out, start feeling exhausted and lose the energy to keep going. A better bet is to start small and focus on one area at a time. For example, the Wondercore Smart lets you focus solely on toning up and strengthening your core muscles. It gives you a great workout, but it’s specifically targeted to help you achieve the result you want around your middle.
Vary your exercises to keep things interesting
It can be tempting to buy yourself an expensive piece of exercise equipment in the January sales, to help you reach your fitness targets. But be careful... you’ve no doubt heard tales from people who’ve bought themselves a treadmill, or an exercise bike, only to get bored of doing the same activity day after day after day. We recommend trying something a bit different, like the Thane Orbitrek Elite. What’s great about this fitness machine is that it gives you 2 solid workouts in one. You get a great aerobic workout that burns calories – around 800 calories an hour in tests – and helps strengthen your heart and lungs. At the same time, you’re also getting a great resistance training workout. So, as well as shedding pounds, you’re also build those lean, lower body muscles that are great to show off come the summertime.
Check out how you can work out in two ways at once with the Thane Orbitrek Elite here.