Cycling is a low-impact exercise, which is suitable for both young adult and the elderly. And it also an effective way to burn calories and lose weight. Although cycling brings people a lot of benefits, it is difficult to maintain the motivation on cycling because some people would like to spend time on the comfortable couch or bed. Since cycling is beneficial for our health, we could adopt some methods to promote cycling motivation.
First of all, we have to figure out what kind of factors are related to the motivation. Generally, whether cyclists could obtain a sense of accomplishment from cycling have a vital effect on the motivation. Besides, whether cyclists could enjoy the process of cycling also influences the motivation. Moreover, if cyclists could make some progress on cycling as time flies, they would also be motivated to insist on doing it. In summary, the motivation of cycling is related to various factors. And people could arouse their motivation toward cycling from one or more aspects.
Setting up a goal
The sense of accomplishment has an intimate relationship with motivation. When cyclists found that they have made some progress on cycling or they have indeed got some benefit from cycling, they would feel the sense of accomplishment. Therefore, you’d better set up a realistic goal or target so that you could found your progress in time.
For example, if you want to lose weight by cycling, you have to set a goal such as 4 pounds a week and insist to cycle for one hour every day. After one week, when you found you really lose weight by cycling, you would be motivated and continue to cycle in the future. If you improve your cycling speed, you also could establish a goal to test whether you have made great progress by cycling. If you just want to keep healthy by cycling, you could set up a goal like one hundred miles per day, once you reach your goal, you would also feel the sense of accomplishment, which result in motivation.
Finding a couch
Some people once complained that they didn’t obtain anything from cycling. For instance, they didn’t lose weight, become healthy by riding a bicycle. It might because they didn’t master the right way to exercise on the bike. Therefore, for those who really want to lose weight or keep fit by cycling in a short time, they could find a professional coach to guide their exercise. In this way, they might quickly reach their goal with the guidance of the coach, which might maintain their motivation toward cycling.
Riding with friends
It is difficult for someone to insist to cycle along every day because nobody push him to do that. If you found yourself are not self-disciplined enough to continue cycling every day or you found it is boring to cycle alone, you could find some friends who are really addicted to cycling. In this way, you not only could learn some cycling skills from these friends but also could gain more entertainment than cycling. At the same time, you might be appealed by the spirit of your friends. Therefore, riding with the friends is definitely a good way to improve cycling motivation.
Doing good preparation before riding
Before cycling outside, somebody might afraid of getting hurt, and others might concern about the bad weather, which consumes cycling motivation. In order to maintain or improve cycling motivation, cyclists should do good preparation before cycling outside. First of all, they should confirm that they have prepared all the thing they need when cycling, such as appropriate clothing, shoes and sufficient food and water. Secondly, they should wear hamlet, keen and waist protectors to prevent themselves from harm. Thirdly, they should check the weather forecast for wind or rain. Last but not least, they have to have a clear understanding of the cycling route so that they wouldn’t lose the way.
Doing good preparation before riding could arouse our expectation and motivation towards cycling, and it also could bring cyclists a wonderful experience.
Planning a wonderful cycling route
Before riding, cyclists have to plan their cycling route in advance. The cycling route also has a vital effect on the motivation of cyclists. Therefore, it is an effective way to promote the motivation if cyclists could plan a wonderful cycling route. For example, you could select the cycling route with many beautiful sceneries so that you could enjoy the magnificent scenery when cycling. Or you could plan different route every time so that you could experience different things every time. When you enjoy the scenery on the cycling route, your motivation toward cycling would also be promoted to some degree.
Setting a goal could motivate you to insist on cycling not only because you are inspired by your goal but also because you could obtain a sense of accomplishment. When you know that you have reached your goal, you could do something to reward yourself so that you always keep enthusiasm on cycling. For instance, if you have lost ten pounds by cycling for a period, you could reward yourself something you desire to get. It definitely should not be the food, and you could purchase yourself some cycling clothing or other cycling objects. In this way, you might push yourself to achieve more goals in the future. Obviously, your motivation would also be aroused.
Buying a new bicycle
We are not kidding. Buying a new bike definitely arouse your interest in cycling. If you found that you have felt disappointed about the cycling, you could immediately change your mind by purchasing a new bike because the freshness could kill any other ideas in your mind. It is certain your enthusiasm would gradually disappear as time goes on. When it happens, you still have to arouse your motivation by adopting other methods we mentioned before, and you would find there is always one method suitable for you.