Staying motivated to work out
It’s not a secret to anyone that working out is challenging. As the buzz of the near year wears off, it can be harder to maintain motivation. Here are 5 ways to motivate yourself:
Start a friendly competition
Adding a competition component to working out has proven to be effective in helping someone maintain their motivation. Rather than competing against yourself, find a partner to work out with. When you exercise with a friend, you’re more likely to encourage each other and to push a little harder than you might do on your own. A friend can bring out your competitive side and help challenge you.
Create a following on social media
Holding yourself accountable and posting your workout sessions can help you stay on track. Sharing your goals on social media can attract others who support you and will follow your journey. Knowing someone is cheering you on can help maintain the motivation to continue a regular workout routine.
Start a bet
Nothing like adding a little honey to sweeten the pot. Adding a monetary factor with friends can really help someone stay motivated to continue to work out. No one wants to lose out on a bet that could be easily won if they could just regularly work out. The idea of backing out of a workout is a lot less appealing when part of your paycheck is on the line.
Dress to work out
Part of the battle is just changing into your workout attire. Not only will you feel like you are ready to go and prepare to push through your workout, but also you will look and feel ready. You should consider changing into your workout attire the moment you enter the gym. Or if you prefer workouts in the morning, set out your gym attire the night before so that it is easier to get up and change right away.
Log your workouts
Keep track of your progress. Take small steps toward your bigger goal. Compare your results against your goal to see how you did. Celebrate those successes with your instructors and classmates.
And finally, one of the most important factors in staying motivated is to find a workout that is fun and you actually enjoy. This way you’ll stick with it and make it a part of your lifestyle.
At Board30 we know the importance of staying motivated to work out. Signing up for a regular class can keep you accountable and in a routine. Along with the tips above you’ll keep coming back, see the results and reach your fitness goals. Contact us today!