The hardest thing with anything is starting. This happens even more when it comes to sport and exercise so here are a few ways to help solve that problem.
- Set a goal
Choose a fundraising challenge you want to do and set a reasonable time frame to allow yourself to be able to achieve it. Doesn’t have to be a large goal smaller more manageable goals are the best way to keep motivated. Having a goal for each session so that you know what you want to achieve before you go out can be the best way to make the most of what you are doing.
- Join a group
Whether it is running, waling or cycling there are plenty of groups out there to join, whether you are a beginner or have been doing it for years you will find people the same level as you.
It is a great way to catch up with friends while getting in the miles. Going with others will help you go out for longer and further without you realising, you will all motivate each other and before you know it you will be going for miles.
- Track your progress
There are many apps out there that allow you to track how far you have gone and break down your speed and distance. This is a great way to allow you to see you are improving, they track your personal bests and allow you to see that you have improved over time. It is a great way to keep track of your progress.
- Remember the benefits
While you are running remember why you are doing it, is it in aid of a charity or to just help you improve your health but always keep that in the back of your mind in order to help you to keep moving forwards. Add rewards at the end of each session so that you know that if you go out for so long you can treat yourself to your favourite food or to watch your favourite programme, this will help you stick to the goals you have set for each session.
- Reward Yourself
Make sure you look after your body by rewarding yourself to massages and buying yourself new kit to help make yourself more comfortable, look better and have a reason to want to go out and show off your new designs.
- Mix it up
Don’t always go the same routes, try changing things up by going out with new people and going different distances and routes. This will help you to run further and look forward to exploring new places. If you always run or cycle on the road maybe try going off road and changing things around, you never know you may prefer it more just check you have the right kit for the job.
- Even a short burst helps
If you don’t think you have time just pop out for a 10 minute run or cycle it will still help and make you feel so much better afterwards. If you only go out quickly make sure you give your all, you may only go for a short time but put everything into that so that you will get the same out of a short burst as you would out of a longer one.
Now all you have to do is start…we have shown you these tips so just take the plunge and go for it and remember look forward to the rewards at the end. Do it for a charity so that you can have the sponsorship and achievement all going for a good cause it will keep your mind on track and help you to achieve your goals and motivate you to keep going.