How to stay motivated
Last week I had the pleasure of being a guest speaker on Deirdre Rawlings, Phd,ND,MH, detoxification webinar. If you know Deirdre you know that she takes diet and health to a higher level and that is why I enjoyed working with her and taking questions from her followers.
One question in particular was from a young lady by the name of Monica. Monica stated how much she enjoyed exercising, even with fibromyalgia, but she often felt down when she would become stagnent or plateu. Meaning she would get tired and probably bored with her exercise routines which can easily ruin your motivation.
My answer to Monica was the following, maybe it will help you as well:
"Monica, we all hit plateaus, those times when after feeling so good about ourselves we fall off and begin to doubt our capabitities. It happens to us all. Those are the times when we need to back off a bit. Maybe take off from exercise for a week and just walk or rest.
Your body needs change. That is why it is very important to change your exercise routine every 3 to 4 weeks. Believe it or not your body is very smart. It knows when to work, when to rest, and when one of those same old exercise routines is coming.
The best way to get fast results with your body is to keep it guessing. Surprise it every few weeks with a new exercise or more intensity. I promise it will pay you back with greater health."
It's the truth folks. It's not enough to just exercise. Just like professional athletes, you need to rest and change up your exercise routines often.
This is exactly why my 12 week system works.
The system is broken down into exercises, reps, sets, and rest. It even tells you the days you need to exercise.
This approach works. It has for others and it will for you. Whenever you lose your motivation for exercise - take a break. Rest and then come back a few days later.
Whatever you do - "Don't Give Up!" never, never, NEVER!!!
Exercise is hard enough and with fibromyalgia it can sometimes be very painful. Stay focused on the results you want, remain positive, and have faith...
The best things have yet to come!
Failure cannot cope with persistence!
Eric Suarez, CPT.
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