This article is part of our Healthy Body Healthy Mind series
by Lorraine Scapens from Pregnancyexercise.co.nz
Keep Moving, Stay motivated
It can often be easy to start a challenge but it is a little harder to remain on track and stay focused.
You need to take a look at the big picture and record and measure your progress, this really helps as you can see and feel the changes occurring.
Also you mustn’t get down if you miss your exercise session or have that extra biscuit!
If this happens don’t fall off the wagon just get back on track tomorrow.
Each week is different and things will crop up, we have to be flexible. Some weeks though you may get an extra exercise session in, so stay positive!
10 Tips to Keep Motivated and Moving
1: Focus on what you want to ultimately achieve, things won’t change in a day
2: Exercise with friends
3: Track your progress
4: Reward yourself with $20 each week you exercise 3 times. Put the $ away and at the end of the challenge you can treat yourself to a new clothing item or a trip to the spa!
5: Note how much better you feel after exercise
6: Keep posted on Fb BHT for all the tips and advice during October
7: You will have more energy to run round with the kids
8: Try a New Exercise class or change your walking route
9: Try a new sport-book a paddle boarding lesson
10: Join Your Exclusive BHT Live webcam exercise class every Monday at 12noon (Sydney)
Next Week: Why we need to Move
Lorraine is a Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist with 20 years experience training pregnant and post natal women. She has specialized in Pregnancy and Post Natal Exercise for more than 15 Years. Her websites are Pregnancy Exercise and Turning Baby, and you can read her blog here. She is also on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. You can contact her at [email protected]. To see all of Lorraine’s articles, click here.
Disclaimer: This information is general advice only, and you are advised to discuss any concerns you may have with your GP or midwife, or before starting a new exercise regime. Lorraine is not able to provide you with medical advice. You cannot hold Lorraine liable in any way for injuries that may occur whilst training.