Ways To Motivate Yourself To Workout! Ever struggle to motivate yourself to work out? I am not going to lie … I often find myself choosing another episode on Netflix instead of getting up and working out. My rationalization: Well I did walk a lot today or I won’t eat any snacks today (even though I know that’s an impossibility for me).
You Are Uniquely You!
The first thing to remember is that we all are our own unique person. Do not compare yourself to others … that only creates discouragement and demotivation. Workouts that work for others may not work for you, and that’s ok. Each of our bodies responds differently to exercise and food. So stop comparing yourself to others in your fitness class, at the gym, on the street, or even within your own home. Remember, workout plans/goals are a marathon, not a sprint. It’s all about creating lifestyle changes that will have long-term benefits and not quitting after a week because your discouraged.
Set Easy/Attainable Goals
Setting milestones for yourself that are attainable will keep you motivated. Understand your body and your skillsets when setting your personal goals. For instance, if you aren’t a runner, maybe your goal should be to run three miles within a month and not register for a marathon. Setting attainable goals, with a little “push” built into your workout plan will allow your body to build without a significant level of aches and pains that often derail sustained workout regimens.
Schedule Your Workouts in Advance
Life gets busy. It is important that you set aside time in advance to workout. If you don’t and just try to squeeze it in when you have time, I promise that you will be less likely to workout, or your workouts will be very inconsistent. When you plan workouts into your schedule, you will feel more obligated to workout. Pick a time that works for you. If you know that after a day of work you will be less inclined to workout, plan on waking up earlier to get your workout in. This may require a change in lifestyle (going to bed a little earlier/waking up a little earlier), but aren’t you worth it?
Find a Workout Buddy
If you have issues staying motivated, reach out to a friend who also wants to start working out. You can set schedules to work out together (either in person or remotely) or just hold each other accountable. This way, when a day comes that you don’t feel like working out, you have someone to help motivate you.
Make It Fun!
Working out doesn’t need to be boring, make it fun/switch it up. Some ways you can do this are:
- Do a workout challenge (Check out our Squat Challenge here)
- Create a fun playlist … you are much more motivated when you workout to music
- Try new workout classes outside your comfort zone
- Sign up for an event (there are many nonprofit walk-a-thons, fun runs, mud runs, etc.)
- Consider a change in scenery … going to a park, hiking trail, or just getting out into nature can be very motivating, especially since we have all been trapped in our homes for so long
- Join a workout club or hiking group
- Go on a workout retreat
Set goals and milestones, and if you hit one of your milestones … I truly believe in rewarding yourself. Consider when you establish your goals, also establishing a reward attributable to the goal to keep you motivated, such as a pair of Cerinic leggings or a mini shopping spree.
Also, if you have been eating really healthy, it is okay to reward yourself with a special treat once in a while … you know your body and what works for you.
Buy Cute Workout Clothes
When you look good, you feel more motivated…some times it just takes a cute workout outfit to motivate you to work out.
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