I am a health freak but I have never been a runner until 2016. Running has always been the best exercise for ages. There are actually tonnes of benefits of running not limited to following:
- Improves your health: Research shows that running can raise your levels of good cholesterol while also helping you increase lung function and use. It also boosts your immune system.
- Reduces the risk of various diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, stroke, and heart attack.
- You can lose and balance your weight.
- Running can provide a noticeable boost to your confidence and self-esteem.
- Relieves stress
It may seem surprising to learn all of the different ways that running can improve your health, but the truth of the matter is that these are only a few of the many benefits that it can offer to your body.
All well said but my real experience says it’s quite horrible to motivate yourself to run every day with whatever benefit one can tell. Moreover, with such a busy lifestyle one has it is far more difficult for you and me to maintain that everyday desire to RUN.
BUT BUT BUT….we know we are not going to give it up and that is why I am enlisting you 6 steps that have helped me to motivate myself to run every single day. I hope this might help you too. Here’s a six-step guide to get out of the door again.
DEFINE A GOAL
“Success is the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” —Earl Nightingale. Running will seem a lot more exciting if you are working with a goal in your mind. Having something to work towards makes it much easier to motivate yourself. So make a Long term goal such as “to race for your first marathon” and that when you break into short and medium-term goals. Your short/medium term goals can be: to run three times a week or to complete a certain number rounds in your nearest park. Follow your goals with utter diligence. Find a schedule to follow your goals. Man if you can achieve your short-term goals nobody can stop you now.
SEARCH FOR YOUR PARTNER IN CRIME
This step is going to help you to survive in your worst time when you will have least desires to get out. In my case, I and my wife push ourself whenever anyone of us is lacking the enthusiasm. When you have a partner you feel accountable for getting up and going for a run when you don’t really fancy it. The power of mutual experience is really motivating. Knowing that someone will be waiting for you whether the weather is bad or good whether his body sore or not, and that feeling makes a huge push to follow your routine to run.
DONT OVERPUSH YOUR BODY
Disclaimer: We don’t want injuries. Motivation to run might sometimes overpush your body limits and be cautious even for the small injuries. Small injuries if ignored might become tragic. Sometimes your body needs a break and you will be the first to be informed. So act smartly. Also, don’t misjudge laziness to your body signals.
TRACK YOURSELF WITH TECHNOLOGY
Fitness technology has come a long way. Now one can easily track heart rate, number of steps, number of calories burned etc. on one’s fingertips. Using such fitness also push you up by showing your performance day by day. You can check out the link to decide which one is best for you: Fitness band: Comparison of best 5
Set the day and time you expect to run. Running will not happen with your reflexes. Don’t assume running will happen when you have a spare moment. You need to find out the dedicated time for this and make sure nobody steals this time from you. It will be far more easy to come from your office and relax on your sofa and will be seriously difficult to again go out for the run after getting the cozy feeling in your nest. It doesn’t matter whether you are a morning person or evening person, you need to find what best suits you and stick to the plan.
TAKE CARE OF THE MACHINE
As every other machine, our body machine needs maintenance and overhauls. You need to feed yourself with a proper diet to make sure that all the necessary amount of Protein and multivitamins is fed to your body. Get in touch with some nutritionist to get your diet chart. It won’t cost you much if you compare the benefits you get with these habits.
So from now stop procastinating and start achieving.