Everyone wants the end results of a fit lifestyle, but not many people want to work for it! However, working out can actually be a wonderful, and sometimes addictive, experience – you just have to get started first! Not sure how to get yourself psyched up for working out? Below are a few ways to motivate yourself into your next workout!
1. Go Shopping
Holding off going to the gym because you lack gear? Why not go buy some! Find a store that sells workout clothes in cute and comfortable styles that you feel confident in. Finding the best clothes for you will motivate you to go out and get your workout on, especially since you’ll get to show off your outfit!
2. Stress Out
Have a million tests to study for? Coworkers driving you nuts? Have a ton of responsibility at home? Go get your workout in! Exercising is a great stress-reliever, so the idea of having a seperate place and a positive outlet to let your frustrations out is a great motivation to go ahead and workout!
3. Have a Partner
Having a partner when going to the gym will help to make you push through a workout even more. If your partner is right there beside you, challenging you to do better or cheering you on as you go will help to make a difference in the effectiveness of your workout. Another great tip? Have your partner pick you up and head to the gym so that if you decide you want to try to leave, you can’t until they are ready to go!
4. Take a Class
One thing people hate about gyms is that they feel awkward working out around a bunch of strangers who, sometimes, they feel look better than them. This is why taking a class can be so beneficial! When in a class setting, you get to know the people you are exercising around and you make strides towards your fitness goals together! Not to mention that you have a scheduled time to meet, instead of you having to make yourself get up and go.
5. Be Strategic
Another thing people hate about gyms is the idea of being around a bunch of people and getting intimidated. Take the time to check out the times or days when there aren’t as many people around to make you feel uncomfortable, and then hit the gym up during those times. The more comfortable you are, the more successful your workout will be!
6. Reward Yourself
Maybe you live on the opposite side of town of your gym, that so happens to not be too far from your favorite restaurant or that store where they sell your favorite treat. Make a plan to workout and one day on your way back home, reward yourself by stopping by and picking something up. Make sure to pass by it every time you leave the gym so you can remind yourself what you’re working towards!