“A sound mind resides in a sound body” is a phrase that has been motivating people to work out and move their joints to keep fit. But there are hindrances and laziness which keeps a person from stepping outside, and a catchy phrase doesn’t always help. One needs to have a glimpse of the merits of jogging and demerits of quitting. Knowledge is power, which in this case is strong enough to wake you up and drag you out of bed early in the morning. We’ve got five jogging tips that will keep you motivated for that early morning jog.
Determine your goal for which you are running for, overall fitness, weight loss, or something else entirely. Approximate the amount of energy you need to give to running and create a schedule based on it. Also, fix a proper dieting plan that suits you and your fitness goals. You can also get help from a professional and get your plan in writing.
Once you are done making a plan, make a schedule. Make sure it’s clear and consistent, and hang it on the wall you look at first thing in the morning when you wake up. Set an alarm, go out and do your best every day, and stick to the schedule.
Keep a Balanced Schedule:
Have a long or hectic day ahead? It might be easier to just skip the workout this morning, right? Don’t do it. Keep your schedule flexible and give busy days little less time, but do not kill the routine. You can still manage a half-distance jog, or maybe just a walk. Got a day off? Maximize the run, and push yourself a little harder than usual.
Keep Checking Yourself:
Always try to keep checking your performance, and assess how beneficial or useless your efforts have been. If the plan you just created does not work suitably for the desired outcome, change it!
Don’t go too hard on yourself the very first day. Instead, gradually increase the effort. If you beat yourself up too badly the very first day, you might get demotivated for the next time. Ease yourself into your routine, then keep pushing forward.
Don’t let yourself get bored of jogging, and try to keep your mind intensely occupied. Early morning is the perfect time to think of new ideas, as well as revising decisions or creating a strategy for the day ahead. Music and podcasts keep you motivated, too, so bring some headphones and your phone with you on your workouts. If you are feeling low or exhausted, remember that you almost always feel better after a run.
Bring something home:
We do not expect you to win a marathon, but if you think you have started getting a good grip at it, do participate in local racing. If you by chance win any of those, it will motivate you to do even better in the future. Do not expect every day to be your best. Sometimes there will be challenges and setbacks, but all good things come with time and effort.