We all strive to be the healthiest version of ourselves. However, it is easy to commit to exercise programs in the spur of the moment with utmost enthusiasm, however, the reality is that you probably won’t stick to it, or you will lose motivation due to a loss of mojo. So why is it so hard to keep up the momentum? Well, there are at least a couple of reasons for this.
Whilst the start and endpoints of the journey are exciting, it is easy to get demotivated midway through, either due to a lack of results or because the end goal is harder than anticipated. However, if you are striving for long-term fitness or weight goals then you need to have a mental plan and a set of measurements to track your progress. This is where gamification comes into play.
1. Set Tiny Goals And Key Milestones
Gamification involves breaking the wider fitness challenge into smaller more achievable fitness goals and providing a reward for each stage of the journey. In fitness, this is about increasing motivation and engagement levels, which promote certain behaviours that allow you to achieve specific goals. This technique, inspired by video games, highlights very specific markers of achievement. This experience can work in the physical world, however, digitally programmed elements can be mapped to mirror fitness activities and track movement and progress and then reward users for reaching goals and milestones.
2. Keep Track, Reflect On How Far You Have Come And Celebrate The Fitness Journey
Another hack is to record your fitness goal and track your activity, whether it is in steps per day, kilometres, or miles. On rest days, when you feel tired or when you have delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) you can remind yourself how far you have come on your journey. Who wants to stop when you have banked so much success already?
3. Make A Diary
Each day, week and month take a picture of what you looked like or write about how you felt at each stage, mentally and physically. If you feel demotivated just look back at the diary and think about how far you have come, how certain activities have become easier and about the goals you have achieved. Even share these achievements with family and friends who will encourage and motivate you to push to the next stage. It really works.
4. Find Your Community
In our digital age, there are lots of different virtual communities at our fingertips, the power of a community is a few clicks away via social media. Access to the virtual tribe is helpful to kickstart that mojo and set that challenge, especially if some of your immediate tribes are on a different page when it comes to fitness. Fitness communities come in all shapes and sizes, everything from a local community running group to a global social community, you can get encouragement from family and friends, however, this wider crowd will help too.
5. Use An App
The Conqueror Challenges is an app and virtual challenge company that helps people from around the globe to develop good fitness habits. Over 400,000 people have already tried the challenges, which range from short to long distances. Our challenges can be done at home whilst doing indoor activities like using a treadmill, cycling on the stationary bike or through outdoor activities like jogging, walking, swimming, or rowing etc. Any distance-based exercise counts as completing a virtual challenge and it can be completed with family or friends anywhere in the world. Better still, you can virtually travel the world, visiting locations such as Yellowstone, Road to Hana, Niagara Falls, sharing your pain and pleasure with a global network of fitness enthusiasts.
You Get Immersed Into Gamification While Helping The Environment!
The Conqueror app is filled with gamification elements to drive motivational behaviour. It offers a gratifying choice to make an environmental impact, whether it is to help the forests regrow or to reduce waste by collecting plastic bottles. After each 20% of the challenge is completed, The Conqueror donates towards either cause.
The Conqueror also provides personal reward systems that are based on short and long-term incentives to drive motivation. As the virtual travellers advance along the map, they can view the street view at virtual milestones and unlock virtual postcards. The postcards contain interesting historical information that can be shared via social media, generating some FOMO from friends and family, especially when they see the beautifully crafted finisher’s medal which represents the adventure the virtual traveller has been on.
So, whether you want to complete a challenge to lose weight, overcome an injury or add a bit of extra spice to that workout routine or training goal, The Conqueror is calling on you.
*All individuals are unique. Your results can and will vary.
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