There are no shortcuts to fitness and you have to motivate yourself enough to get out the door and workout.
A gym is an option to put your fitness plans into action. If you live far away from a gym, then you also have the option to get your own home gym set up with all the equipment that you’d ever want from a gym. Alternatively make nature your gym.
Motivating yourself to workout is harder for some than the workout itself.
Here are some motivation tips to get you off the couch.
- Wash your hair only on days you workout.
- Put on your workout clothes – you will feel pretty terrible if you change out of your workout clothes without actually going for that run.
- Write down how you feel after every workout – pull out the document and read how great you felt.
- Remember why you started- remember all those times you tried on clothes and it didn’t look good because of the extra weight.
- Ask yourself, “Will I regret skipping this workout?”.
- Try group fitness.
- Get addicted to the post-exercise endorphin rush.
- Pretend there is a crowd and it’s going wild.
- Surround yourself with motivation – hang up motivational pictures.
- Give yourself micro-challenges.
- Give yourself long-term challenges.
- Workout with people who will cheer you on.
- Listen to audiobooks to keep you motivated while exercising.
- Enjoy the healthy balance of delicious food and enjoyable exercise – if you like eating or food, working out will give you a balance.
- Do it for the pictures – pick a scenic route for your run or walk and take a few pics for the gram.
- Use an app.
- Make whatever you do to exercise your favourite thing.
- Hang out with high-energy peeps.
- Compete with any / everyone.
- Do it for the post-race medal.
- Vow to never be the last to cross the finish line.
- Make it a friend meet-up.
- Trick yourself into going longer distances.
- Track your successes.
- Think about how much stronger you are getting.
- Listen to the voice inside that says, “I can do this!”.
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