How to Stay Motivated With Exercise After Your Holiday's

How to Stay Motivated With Exercise After Your Holiday's

Understandably, many people commit to a brief period of exercise in anticipation of a vacation filled with indulgence. The goal is often to shed some weight to enjoy hotel buffets and drinks without significant weight gain. The problem with this approach is that it treats fitness as a temporary means to an end rather than a sustainable lifestyle choice. To maintain motivation for exercise, a shift in mindset is necessary.

Exercising a few times a week throughout the year is more beneficial and less challenging than an intensive cardio regime just before a holiday. However, this requires consistency and motivation. The best way to foster a positive attitude toward exercise is to build up slowly until it becomes a regular part of your routine. Start with one 20-minute session per week, and gradually add more as you become comfortable.

Set Mini Goals and Work Towards Them

To boost motivation, set specific fitness goals. These could be a target weight or a number of sit-ups. Whatever the goal, it provides something to aspire to and work towards. Your drive to achieve these goals will help you through low-energy days. While this is a simple psychological trick, some may need more tangible incentives to get motivated.

Use Exercise as Therapy

Exercise is also an excellent form of escapism and can naturally boost your mood. For those with busy, stressful lives, fitness can be a great stress reliever. A good workout increases the production of endorphins, the brain's feel-good neurotransmitters. Physical activity also helps reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression and improves sleep quality.

Throw a Workout Partner into the Mix

If you’re still struggling to enjoy exercise, consider teaming up with a workout buddy. Having a friend join your workout or coordinating runs with a fellow runner can make exercise more enjoyable and less monotonous. Training for a 5k with a friend or starting a boxing class together can leverage the joy of companionship to enhance your fitness routine.


What Can We Do to Help?

At JLL Fitness, we specialize in inspiring home workouts. We offer a wide range of practical and portable fitness equipment, including weight equipment and cardio machines, to help you exercise at your convenience without leaving home. Additionally, if you're unsure about workout programs or exercises, we have plenty of exercise routines available on our social media accounts.

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