Sometimes we just feel like pushing our exercise routine to the side. How can you stay motivated to workout, even when you've got other things competing for your time and attention? Let's discuss some things that could help you break those mental and physical barriers.
So here are some tips that will help you to just get on with your workout, despite how you might be feeling.
One reason why we lose motivation is because we stop thinking about how important the results are to us. That is why it is important to reflect on your goal. This might be weight loss, achieving a toned body or just keeping fit.
Keep photos of inspirational people and tasty healthy dishes around as reminders.
There are many gorgeous fitness related images on social media that can help you stay motivated.
Having a workout buddy can be so much fun. It is related to the above point about surrounding yourself with positive influences.
Chances are if you work out alone, you may just end up lying on the sofa and making a hundred excuses to yourself why you cannot exercise.
This becomes a little bit more complicated when you have a workout buddy. You may cancel one or two times, but you would probably be a bit more hesitant about disappointing them.
One of the best ways to stay motivated is by sitting yourself down, and having a good chat to yourself. Yes, give yourself a prep talk. You should understand this: no pain no gain.
Sticking to a workout routine is not always going to be easy. No matter how organized and positive you are, there are some days when you will honestly feel like stopping.
From the outset you have to understand that reaching your goal is going to take some self-sacrifice. Sometimes you are going to have to say no to what your body wants - which might be to sit on the couch and laze around.
Rise above that. Do not be a couch potato.
Be determined to keep on going no matter how unmotivated you might be feeling. Mind over matter. It really helps when you make your mind up and decide that you will try your best no matter what.
I have found that another good way to stay focused is preparing an appealing workout kit. Find a nice workout outfit that you will look forward to wearing and working out in.
Parents use the same tactics when it comes to persuading their kids to do something - buying cute stationery to promote school, or an exciting looking potty to encourage potty usage. You can use a similar tactic on yourself to help you stay determined to workout.
Although we want to work hard, try not to put yourself off by overworking.
Be sensible and do not exert yourself in a dangerous way. If you do that it may distort your view of working out and you might start to dread it. Start small and build up as needed.
Another good way to stay motivated is by reflecting on how far you have come.
And never forget the glorious feeling that you experience after a good exercise session. That alone will keep you motivated and determined to try hard - and shut those mental blocks.
Thank you for reading my page on how to stay motivated to workout. If you have any suggestions and tips on how to stay motivated to workout, please leave them in the comment box below!
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