knows it..doing cardio is a must if you want to stay in
shape that's a gimme. But how can you become consistent
with it. Here are my tips:
Visualise your success. When
I first started Personal Training full time I had only
a couple of clients so what I did was I printed out a
weekly time sheet and wrote fake names of clients in the
time slots which I was prepared to work. Then every morning
I made it a ritual to look at this piece of paper with
all these fake client names on it and visualise the great
feelings and positive client feedback of me helping these
people get to their goals and how great it is to have
these great clients. I learnt this from watching a video
I had called "The Secret" some of you may have
heard of it. I was desperate I didn't know what else to
do. It seemed ridiculous and stupid but I can't put it
in words how it actually worked. In a matter of months
I was fully booked. The same can be true for your physical
body. Think about what you'll gain by losing weight and
being lean, picture yourself doing things that you couldn't
do. Feel the feelings of people giving you compliments
and paying more attention to you.
Get yourself some vibes. I don't know many people
who don't get motivated by listening to their favourite
music. Do yourself a favour and buy an Ipod. It makes
doing Cardio far more fun.
Chat to people while you're on the machines. If
you are doing your long slow cardio as opposed to your
interval/speed type training chat to the person next to
you. I always find that the time goes heaps quicker when
your engaged in interesting conversation with the person
next to you. Who knows you might even make a new friend.
What a bonus. If the person next to you is the shy type
attack the person on the other side. If they are not the
talkative type go to plan C and whack on that ipod.
Do the cardio as a planned event with your friend. It's
harder to get out of doing cardio when someone is waiting
for you. Pick a time and have a game plan.
Use competition as a motivating force. I'm the
competitive type so when I see a physique I like or when
people try and put me down for being a fitness freak.
I use it to drive me towards my goals. When I see someone
lifting more or using better technique or doing something
new or doing something better. I immediately try and better
them in a positive way. It's my way of motivating myself
to strive to bigger and better things. Same can be said
with developing your ideal physique.