In case you’re having a hard time deciding whether to begin working out or not, here are some ways on how to motivate yourself to start working out.
We’ve all had those days when we convince ourselves that we’re going to start living a healthy life and work out, but as the day goes by, we understand that it’s all just empty promises. Then, we get discouraged and our desire to workout fades away. But, we’re aware that we should start working out just because it’s healthier for us and at the same time we’re confronted with the fact that it’s hard to find motivation.
So, here are a few advice that will help you motivate yourself:
1. Make a song playlist
Music is one of the biggest motivations when it comes to working out. It has the power to charge you up with energy and force you to keep going as long as possible.
You have to create a playlist that’s fast paced and that’s going to give you energy and keep you moving. Nobody wants to work out with sad music.
Think of it this way – you have the time to listen to some great music that you love while you’re working out and taking care of your body at the same time.
2. Reward yourself with something healthy
Many people reward themselves after working out. But, you shouldn’t do that. Why destroy your progress with something unhealthy? Instead, look for something healthy, that you absolutely enjoy eating. We are sure you have such food on your mind and that’s exactly what you should eat after an intense workout. A good choice is the smoothie. No matter if you buy it or make it yourself, it’s a sweat and delicious pleasure, and you know yourself it’s healthy.
Also, never forget to eat after you work out. And keep in mind that it should be something healthy that gives you a lot of energy. It should be something that you love – so you can enjoy while eating it.
3. Remember the positive effects
Before and while you’re working out, remember that it’s good for you and that it’s going to make you healthier. You can even use this as a mantra. If you keep saying this to yourself, we’re sure that you will stay motivated.
When you know something is good for you, then the chances that you’re going to stop doing it are very small. After some time, exercising will improve your health and it will provide you with the body you’ve always wanted.
4. Choose the type of exercises you like
Try joining a fitness club, where people work out together, as a group. That way you will motivate yourself, because you’ll be paying for the service, plus you will see other people doing the same thing you’re doing – and that can give you confidence. Also, if you like the group, you will surely stay motivated and continue to exercise with them.
There are so many different ways of working out. If you don’t like working out in groups or gyms, then find some videos about exercising on the internet, go walking in the nature, go swimming or just dance with music. There’s a countless number of options and if you want, you will find the one that best suits you.
5. Find a workout partner
A workout partner is a good idea because you would feel bad if you canceled on them because you don’t feel like working out. While you’re working out, you can also motivate each other, that way you won’t get bored – especially if your workout partner is you best friend or a member of you family.
6. Don’t put pressure on yourself
When working out, a lot of people start with a high level of intensity and then they’re out of energy. They keep convincing themselves that they have to go to the gym, they have to work out for 2 hours and it has to be intense, and that’s why they get tired quickly and lose motivation.
If you don’t want this to happen to you, then control yourself when you work out. Even if that means working out for 30 minutes, 3 times a week – that’s a start. If you exercise moderately, then you won’t hate working out. The time you spend working out should only be a small part of your day.
7. Upgrade your workout equipment
No matter if it’s a sports bra, sneakers, or anything else, many people find motivation in buying workout clothes that makes them look good and feel good at the same time.
If it’s something that’s going to make you want to go to the gym or go outside, then do it. This might sound a bit materialistic, but clothing really has the power to make you work out.