So you decide to “get healthy” and start the gym. You are going a few days a week and start getting on a schedule and then all of a sudden 2 weeks in you don’t want to leave the couch and you start making excuses. BUT wait… you have GOALS! Maybe you wanted to lose weight, tone up, or get strong enough to get rid of the ol’ aches and pains. You know you need to go get your workout on but… you’re tired (or insert excuse here).
YOU NEED MOTIVATION!!!
Here’s three tips to getting going again!
BUST THROUGH THE BOREDOM
Try working out with friends or in a class setting! Accountability helps when you know someone is waiting for you!
Try a change of scenery… maybe you are getting bored with your current exercise routine or gym. So try something new! Get brave and be creative! Try a yoga class, outdoor workout circuit or even a new gym!
Try updating your workout playlist! I love a good jam session to get me pumped. I even like to rock out on the way to the gym to get me in the mood to pump some iron! TRY IT!
AND DEFINITELY KEEP THINGS FUN!
PICK A BETTER TIME!
You might be working out at the wrong time! If your body and your mind is not cooperating try a morning workout session (although if you are not a morning person this time will take some getting used to. However, if you stay positive about it you will start to appreciate getting it done and out of the way, as well as the boost of energy you will have for the day after your workout!)
Or Try working out RIGHT after work… pack your workout bag, and DO NOT go home! Go straight to the gym!
KEEP YOUR GOALS IN MIND!
You’ve got goals and the only one holding you back is yourself!!! Visualize your success! What is it going to look like and feel like when you reach your goals?
AND Try being positive with yourself! Your self talk can make or break you! Say, “I can do this! I can hang in there and stay consistent and I will see results!”
Work on your mental strength as well as your physical strength and you’ll achieve your goals!