The first month of 2019 is almost over! A New Year often starts with good intentions; new resolutions to give our fitness a boost after a relaxed festive period. But if you’re finding yourself flagging and in need of some fresh motivation, I’ve got some suggestions to keep you on track and help make your resolutions changes for good.
Keep track of your progress
This is one of the easiest ways to motivate yourself. Track your gym sessions or workout lengths to actually see how you are progressing – scribble it down, use your phone’s notes page or even a workout app! Record how many push-ups you can do, how long you can run for, how many training sessions you have per week… It all adds up.
It’s easy to get stuck into a routine when it comes to training or fitness, but it’s a good idea to keep checking in with yourself. Make sure you’re enjoying what you’re doing exercise-wise, you’re enjoying working with your coach, you’re enjoying your gym. If not, change it up and try something new! Try working out with new people, a new gym or environment or a new type of exercise. Always mix it up so you avoid getting bored and find out what you enjoy.
After all, you’re only a month in! Real change doesn’t happen overnight, and as I said in my previous tips it’s regular training that will mean you see results. Having specific goals is great, but having unrealistic goals is a sure-fire way to demotivate yourself.
For me personally, training with others is the best way to keep myself on track. Get your friends involved, find a class to join – surround yourself with other people who can help keep you motivated. For me, this is why I love netball! I think it’s a great choice for people looking to shake up their regime and try something new.
Vitality Netball World Cup 2019
The Vitality Netball World Cup is the world’s most prestigious netball competition and takes place from 12-21 July 2019 at the ACC Liverpool campus – home to BT Convention Centre, M&S Bank Arena and Exhibition Centre Liverpool. The tournament will feature the top 16 teams in the world, including the England Roses, at an exciting time of unprecedented growth for women’s sport and netball in the UK.
Jade Clarke is a Vitality Netball World Cup ambassador and is the most-capped player of the England Roses, playing netball for over 25 years. Jade has competed in four Commonwealth Games and was a member of the gold medal-winning squad at 2018’s tournament.
Tickets for the tournament are selling fast, with over 80,000 spectators confirmed so far. Head here for more information.