Before even thinking of going ahead with a fitness or a health program, the one thing you need to be sure of is your own determination for it.
The most important thing that you need to keep your health and fitness program alive – even more important than an instructor or a doctor – is your own motivation. You have to be determined to take stock of the situation. So, you are overweight and are looking at shedding some pounds. No gym instructor from anywhere in the world will help you if you don’t take adequate measures to have the right diet and to stick with your exercise routine. Even if you are sick and are looking at treatment, no doctor will help if you aren’t determined in following the treatment program, whether it is taking the medication at the right time or abstaining from some foods.
Why, even God doesn’t help people who don’t help themselves.
You have to make sure you will be motivated to carry on the program till the end. The best way to do it, of course, is to think about the end result. If you are planning to enter into a weight loss program, you could think about the great body you will have if you follow the program for a few weeks.
If you focus on what you are trying to achieve you will get that body!
The same applies for every health and fitness program. If you have some cardiac ailment right now, think about how sticking to the right medical program will make you after a few weeks. You will be able to do things as before; your life will be richer.
The best way to keep yourself motivated is always to think about what is to come. Think about the result of your efforts. The efforts you need to put in won’t seem so very difficult then.
The feeling of accomplishment in meeting your workout routines makes you feel so great and it pays you back with increased energy and your better sleep almost right away.
Don’t get discouraged if the scale doesnt show a loss for a couple of weeks, the body will be reluctant to believe that you have turned over a new leaf.
I believe in you and more importantly, YOU believe in you!