Proven Ways to Stay Motivated on Your Fitness Journey

Proven Ways to Stay Motivated on Your Fitness Journey
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Feeling discouraged in fitness? You're not alone! Motivation can be difficult, but it doesn't have to be.

In this article, we’ll outline our top proven motivation and tracking tactics. We'll also provide you with fitness ideas to maximise your results. Read on to learn how to stay motivated!

Find your why

Stuck in your fitness journey? Find your "why" to motivate yourself and get through bad times. A strong motivation to get fit and healthy makes it easier to stay devoted to your goals.

How do you discover your why? Ask yourself key questions. Why is fitness important? For your health? To gain confidence? Get additional energy to keep up with your kids? You can find inspiration to keep going by delving deep and finding your actual motivations.

Once you know why, write it down and display it. Daily reminders of your why keep you focused and motivated. Perhaps a post it note on your smart treadmill screen, or a slogan you repeat throughout exercise. A visual reminder of your why is powerful.

Remember, your why is individual. Don't compare yourself to others or allow their aspirations to influence you. Finding your why will help you stay loyal to yourself and your fitness goals.

Set realistic goals

Setting realistic goals helps you stay motivated in fitness. Starting a new workout programme might be exciting, but without realistic goals, you may lose desire.

Be honest with yourself about your fitness level and ability while setting goals. Overambitious ambitions can frustrate and disappoint. Set smaller, more manageable goals that can be completed in a fair period.

Start by attempting to run a 5k in three months on your smart treadmill, instead of a marathon in one. Setting smaller, manageable goals will keep you motivated and show progress.

Goals should be explicit and measurable. Instead of "get in shape," pick a concrete goal like "lose 10 pounds in three months" or "complete 10 push-ups without stopping." A goal offers you something to work towards and lets you track your progress.

Remember that everyone's fitness path is different, so don't compare yourself. You should set relevant, realistic goals and alter them as needed. With focus, determination, and reasonable goals, you can reach your fitness goals.


Track your progress

Tracking your progress might motivate you on your fitness journey. Tracking your development lets you see your progress and appreciate your successes.

Setting mini-goals or milestones helps you track your progress. Divide your big goals into smaller ones. If your aim is to run a marathon, designate milestones like a 5k, 10k, half-marathon, etc on your smart treadmill first. Every milestone should be celebrated and used as inspiration to keep going.

Progress tracking might also reveal areas for improvement. If you're having trouble with one activity or not making progress, you can change your workouts or consult a trainer. Actively assessing your progress lets you make modifications to keep going.

Prioritise self care

Prioritise self-care during your fitness journey. Maintaining your physical and mental health is essential for motivation and success. Self-care means being nice, compassionate, and respectful to oneself and taking time to relax.

Listen to your body first. Consider its wants and rest it. Overworking without rest can cause burnout and demotivation. Rest days allow your body to heal, so include them in your workout plan.

Manage your mental and emotional health as well as your physical health. Try mindfulness, meditation, or your favourite pastimes to relax and reduce stress. Prioritise sleep and healthy eating for general wellness.

Celebrate your successes and reward yourself for your hard work. Enjoy a spa day, a favourite treat, or a chance to reflect on your success.

Visualise your success

Visualisation might help you stay motivated in exercising. Visualising your success will help you visualise your goals and remind you why you're working hard.

Visualising your success keeps your goals in mind and motivates you. You're training your brain to believe you can succeed.

Use other senses to boost visualisation. Imagine hearing the audience cheer as you cross the finish line or feeling your muscles work and strengthen. This might make your visualisations more vivid and powerful.

Remember that visualisation does not instantly achieve your aims. This tool can keep you motivated, focused, and determined in your fitness path. Each day, visualise your success to encourage and drive you towards your goals.



Stay Motivated with Echelon


With an Echelon membership and equipment such as the smart treadmill, you can stay motivated by having access to thousands of live and on-demand fitness classes.

You’ll experience studio-quality workouts taught by industry-leading trainers from the comfort of your own home.