If you have finally decided to hit the gym to get fit, it may be exciting in the beginning but after a few weeks the excitement may fade, and motivation will be lost. You may start making excuses so that you can skip the gym and it becomes your least priority. Most people experience this kind of burnout hence we have discussed below how to avoid and overcome from it.
Pay Attention to the Body Signs:
You need to pay close attention to what your body is indicating. Do not push yourself too hard when the body signals you that it needs rest. Just take a day off. Similarly, when it comes to a workout which you are unable to do, do not force yourself to do it but try some other exercise. Listen to your body what it feels like doing in the gym on a particular day instead of pushing a routine you don’t feel like doing.
Try Different Routines:
The same routine every day may get monotonous and boring. You will get disinterested very soon hence keep changing your routine often so that new workouts excite you and keep you motivated.
Avoid Injuries and Take Breaks:
You may be super committed to your workout routine and you love to get motivated and pushed to do more which is great but do not overdo it. People make the mistake of doing over workout and after that their body starts giving up due to lack of rest for muscle recovery hence you will suffer from back, neck, shoulder or knee pain. Hence make sure to take enough rest and not cross your workout limits. Too much workout may also lead to tiredness and lack of concentration in the gym causing injuries and pain in the body. If you are suffering from too much of pain such as back, neck, knee or shoulder, get physical therapy done from TRi Physical Therapy to recover faster and get back to your routine.
Workout with a Buddy:
This brings us to our next point which is trying to get hold of a workout buddy so that both of you can keep each other motivated. The ideal way would be to get a personal trainer who helps you with your routine and encourages you, but that may be an expensive affair. Getting a workout buddy is free and it does help a lot.
Don’t Focus on the Scale:
Do not obsess over the weight but focus on your overall fitness level. Maintaining a good workout session for months will definitely yield results hence focus on your routine more than the scale as, if you only get motivated by looking at numbers then you may feel down when your weight does not change.
Keep Yourself Motivated:
Set a goal and treat yourself when you achieve it. Giving yourself small perks when you achieve workout success will always keep you motivated. prefer to get a dress of your new size, that will encourage you to be more fit. But do not overspend. By the next one when you achieve the next goal.
Remember to Stay Patient:
Do not assume that you will get fit in a month or two. Fitness is a practice that needs to be done for a long time before you achieve your goal hence do not get frustrated and give up, rather show some patience and your body will reward you.