Exercise and the importance of motivation from our top personal trainers in the new year.
Believe in yourself and strive to be the best version of yourself. We are firm believers that a healthy body equals a healthy mind. Exercise can be a fantastic way to help you to deal with the stresses of everyday life. The hardest part of your work out is getting started, so ensure that you get yourself booked in for that personal training session with our top London personal trainers.
It can take a few weeks to start seeing the results visually, but our personal trainers will assure you that after just one work out you will feel better mentally. As our female personal trainer, Louenna likes to remind us, “no one has ever regretted doing a workout”! This is because exercise releases endorphins (the feel good factor) that you experience after exercising. This is the hormone that we know will help you to feel invigorated, energized and extremely happy for the rest of the day. This is also why we highly recommend getting up early and exercising first thing. Studies have shown that exercising in the morning speeds up your metabolism for the rest of the day, even up to 24 hours afterwards (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19305201). This in turn allows your food to be broken down and digested faster. It has also been proven that you can burn up to twenty percent more body fat by working out before your first meal (https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-nutrition/article/div-classtitlebreakfast-and-exercise-contingently-affect-postprandial-metabolism-and-energy-balance-in-physically-active-malesdiv/9DAC8DE59DEEF7926E81FF2BB2C5B7EB)!
We know that not everyone is a morning person, but we have experienced the advantages of the early morning sweat, which we remind ourselves of when we wake up to the 5.40am sound of our alarm. Not only will you feel good for the day, you will be much more productive at work, eat healthier and sleep better.
The key to sustaining motivation for long periods of time is setting goals. For example, running a half marathon, reaching a certain body fat percentage, losing a specific amount of weight and so on. Set yourself an aim and strive to achieve it – this way you won’t want to give up. Once you have achieved that goal, set another one and you will find yourself developing different skills. You will most probably surprise yourself and do things that you never thought were possible.
Do not make excuses, it’s a new year, a fresh start and you will want to do this for YOU. If you need more motivation, our top London personal trainers are here to motivate you each step of the way!
What keeps you motivated? Get in touch and share the motivators that keep you fit and healthy.
Here’s to a Happy New You – you’ve got this!