Are you a hard working man or woman that sits at a desk working your brain but not your muscles? Would you like to know some quick tips to having the best of both worlds? Working out in the office may not be the most glamorous thing but we know that office workers may not have much time for the gym. Doing simple stretches and exercises can also help you stay awake and alert. Here are five stretches and exercises each that can help!
Stretches (15-30 second duration)
Although these exercises may not be the best for an ultimate workout, they will keep you moving. On days that you cannot make it to the gym these simple exercises will keep your body in shape and motivate you to stay in shape. Don’t expect major results but you can expect to keep those gains until you can get back to the gym. No more excuses people!
Why do many people fail at working out, losing weight, or meeting their goals?
I believe people lose motivation.
At some point, the appeal of 'getting there' is shadowed by the actual effort, time, and work that go into the process. So how can you keep motivated? What can you do to meet your goals and succeed in your fitness regime? Here are some tips that may help you out:
1) Keep a schedule!
If you write a schedule with your workout plan already prepared and planned out, you are more likely to stick to it! It takes 30 days to create a habit, and after doing so, you're workout routine will become a habitual practice.
2) Find an accountability partner!
Find someone to keep you on track as you work to meet your goals. Whether you keep tabs on each others diets or workouts, or spot forms during intense sessions, a good workout buddy will do wonders when you're seeking encouragement to keep moving. (At Hell Camp, you don't get the choice!)
3) Reward yourself!
When you workout consistently and keep up a strict routine, you may think that keeping away from sweets during a diet, or a rest/stretch day during a fitness regime is the normal thing to do. You would be wrong! Though we like to encourage people to keep going and push to their limit, at the end of the day, we are still human. Take a rest, reward yourself and your body! You deserve it! Also, if you plan for a reward after meeting a certain goal, you are more likely to continue on in the hopes of obtaining it!
4) Break it up!
You ever hear of people working out too hard too fast? Or dieting for an ultimate weight that's many pounds lighter than their current weight? Long term goals may work for some people, but breaking goals up into smaller segments may help you reach your goals at a more effective manner.
5) Last but not least, BELIEVE in yourself!
We know, it's really hard to keep a goal in mind. But, with all of these steps and ideas your motivation is bound to stick! At the end of the day, however, the most important thing to do is to believe in your own ability and power as a motivated being. You may have worked out to impress someone, lose weight, or even get your adrenaline pumping, but if you don't believe in yourself than it will be extremely hard for you to reach your goals. You are powerful, your are capable, and you can do anything you can put your mind to!
If you found these tips helpful, please comment below or let us know some things you find helpful that motivate you to meet your fitness goals! If you're interested in a Hell Camp, check out our latest events to sign up for our next workout session! We'd love to see you there and keep you motivated!