How to rediscover your workout motivation
No matter where you’re at in your fitness journey, it’s easy to lose your motivation every now and then. The simple idea of dragging yourself out of bed and to the gym can feel like, oh no, not today. Every time.
Even when you set out with the best intentions, it’s not easy to keep up your motivation to workout, especially as the colder seasons start to creep up on us. Whether you’ve got huge goals in sight or simply want to get a little fitter, it can often feel like an uphill struggle trying to stay motivated to workout.
Don’t worry, ladies, we’ve all been there. And so, I’ve put together some handy tips to help you rediscover your workout motivation – so you can smash your goals and feel amazing!
Find a workout buddy to hold you accountable
Exercising alone can be tough work. Sometimes we just need another person to keep us motivated, cheer us on and make sure we’re on top form! Whether your partner, a family member or a friend, get yourself a workout buddy.
Not only can you be one another’s cheerleader while you exercise, but it brings a level of fun to your workout session! Not sure about working out with a friend just yet? Why not book a couple of sessions in with a personal trainer?
Write down your goals
Keeping track of your workout goals is super important for keeping yourself motivated! Whatever your goals may be, jot them down and keep them where you can see them, whether it’s your bathroom mirror, on the fridge or as your phone’s wallpaper.
Got a huge goal in mind? Whether it’s a special occasion or a big event, get yourself into the mindset of achieving this goal and the fantastic feeling you’ll have when you complete it!
Make time to exercise and plan ahead
Many of us try to squeeze our exercise time around our busy schedules. But instead, allocate time specifically to exercise and plan when you’re going to workout. If it means adding it to your calendar, then do so!
Otherwise, it can become far too easy to think I’ll go to the gym tomorrow. If it’s in the diary, you’ve gotta go!
Listen to music that gets you PUMPED
Music can work wonders, from concentration to motivation. When you’re hitting the gym and need a spring in your step, or you’re looking to up the pace on the treadmill, get searching for the best playlist for the job!
There are so many playlists on Spotify to choose from, no matter what genre of music you’re into.
Workout to your favorite series
Fancy an uphill walk? Or maybe even a run? Jump on the treadmill and make your workout fly by with a little Netflix.
If you know how long an episode is, you can keep track of how long you’ve been exercising with ease – you’ll workout will quickly fly by, plus you’ll be well caught up on your favorite series!
Get a little competitive
Get ready to embrace your competitive side! Whether you’re competing against your own workout personal bests or taking part in a class, a little competitiveness can really drive your motivation to workout!
Challenge yourself with your own targets, or compete with a friend to tackle new challenges together. You’ve got this, ladies!
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Find a workout to suit your mood
Some of us find it easy to throw ourselves into any type of workout. But when you feel as though you’re lacking workout motivation, you may need to choose the right type of workout for your mood.
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Looking to destress after a long week? Try a yoga or pilates class. Feeling wound up? Get a HIIT workout into your schedule to really banish those blues.
Get motivated at home while getting ready
Sometimes we hit the gym and find ourselves with little motivation to workout when we get there. Other times, we struggle to even get there in the first place!
If you’re finding yourself feeling demotivated, try to get yourself pumped before you even leave the house. Channel your inner Pop Diva and watch a music video that you can’t help but dance around to! Get those endorphins flowing!
Treat yourself to a fitness tracker
Another great way to keep tabs on your fitness progress is with a fitness tracker! Whether it’s reminding you to move daily or tracking your steps, fitness trackers such as the Apple Watch or FitBit can work wonders for your motivation.
Plus, if your friends already have one, you can start competing with one another too!
Book (and pay for) a class
There’s nothing quite like committing with your hard-earned cash to make you stick to your workout! If you find yourself frequently oversleeping and missing your workout sessions, or avoiding the gym after work, book a non-refundable class and get your butt there!
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When you’ve already committed with the dollar, you’ve gotta go, ladies.
Make exercise your ‘me time’
Instead of allowing working out to get pushed to the bottom of your to-do list, try to book the time in as ‘you’ time. This is an opportunity for you to work on YOU and your GOALS.
Workout with Zotrim
Having trouble finding the motivation to workout? I totally feel you, ladies. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Following the steps above, you’ll be feeling driven in no time!
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