How to Stay Motivated With Fitbit
Sometimes your alarm goes off and you don’t feel motivated to get up and go exercise. We’ve all been there. We know that it can sometimes be difficult to keep up with your fitness goals, so why not try at least 30 minutes of activity day for 30 days?
That’s all it takes to join the Dubai Fitness Challenge. Wherever you are, whenever you can, regardless of your fitness level, you can track your progress using a Fitbit device. So, invite your family, friends and colleagues to join you in adopting an active lifestyle and help make Dubai the most active city in the world.
Check out these tips to keep your activity stats on the rise
Plan your workouts for the week ahead
Creating a workout schedule will not only help you hold yourself accountable, but it will set a routine for success. Sit down and build in 30 minutes each day to exercise – then stick to it.
Think about variety
Exercise can be fun too! Don’t be afraid to switch it up from time to time. Whether it’s a yoga class that has a different flow each week or changing your running route around your city or neighbourhood, change helps us stay motivated. There are various fun citywide activities you can try during DFC like the Fitbit rebounder area at Kite Beach Village. We promise you won’t get bored.
Create a support system
Reach out to a friend, family member, or colleague who shares the same zest for exercise. Whether it’s by planning workouts together or just getting kind words of encouragement, you might be surprised at how many people want to help you succeed.
Setting a realistic goal for yourself will help keep your spirits high and remind you why you committed in the first place. Whatever it is, write it down and revisit it daily. We encourage you to start with 30 minutes of exercise every day and raise your activity levels progressively.
Invest in quality workout gear
If possible, invest in workout gear that will make you feel good and excited to get your sweat on. Whether it’s a new pair of workout shorts, running sneakers or a new band for your Fitbit, a new look might help you get motivated.
Do friendly contests with your friends
If some friendly competition is what gives you motivation, try Fitbit Challenges. These are mini challenges that help you stay committed to your main goal and contribute to the overall health and fitness goal we have as a city. You can invite your friends and family to take more steps, support one another and reach your goals together.
Track your progress
Whether you write it down in a planner or use the Fitbit app, track your fitness progress. There’s no bigger motivator than seeing yourself improve.
You’ve done the work, so why not treat yourself? It’s always good at the end of the week to take a break from a heavy exercise routine and pamper yourself. Go for a nice healthy dinner or spa or why not gift yourself a new Fitbit device that can motivate you to start afresh the next morning!
Source: Adapted from an original article by Kelsey Maloney, an Associate Editor at Fitbit
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