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Tips to Motivate Yourself to Workout

by Rebecca Lamus on November 12, 2018

Tips to Motivate Yourself to Workout


The hardest part of working out is getting started. Most of us like to procrastinate the time we planned to work out. We make a big struggle in our heads about all the things that come into an exercise routine. You only need to give 30 to 60 minutes of your time during the day to do your workout, and you don’t have to do it every day. Before you just think about skipping your session, think about the goals you want to achieve and the results you want to see. Sometimes it is not enough to just think about your goals and what you want to accomplish for your body, so you need a little inspiration to get into your fitness mindset.

These are some tips that will help you to motivate yourself to workout without any excuses:

  • Schedule your workout in advance
    Planning your workout for the week can really motivate you. Knowing already the classes or the type of workout you are going to make every day can keep you stimulated. Also, try to plan your workouts for the same time every day; set aside that time for you and do not cancel it for no reason.  

  • Get a journal to write down your post-workout feelings
  • Writing down your feelings and goals is very good and useful. If workouts are a way for you to relieve stress and feel active, then writing down how you felt after your workout will definitely motivate you to keep doing it. You can also write down the results you see every week so that you can always take a look and see your progress.

  • Join a workout group
  • If you are that kind of person who skips the workout because you don’t want to be by yourself at the gym or you feel is boring going alone to a spinning class, then joining a group can motivate you. Meeting up with friends and other people will encourage you to do those exercises you may not want to do. Exercising with friends will be more fun and will challenge you to do better.

  • Follow a specific goal
  • Having a goal in mind helps a lot. Do not think about what makes you go to workout, think why you want to workout. Set one or several goals you want to achieve every week during your workout; this will motivate you to go and train harder.

    Finally, consider your workout your “you” time. If you find yourself stressed because you don’t have time for a workout, think about how those 30 minutes minimum can change your mood completely and drive your day with a better vibe. Turn your workout into a hobby rather than an obligation. It will help to focus more on the workout.

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