The idea of working out and getting in shape is excellent. However, getting up the motivation to actually do it can be another story. It can be a struggle to get motivated or to remain motivated. It's easy to give up; it's harder to push forward.
That being said, today, we're bringing you some ideas to help you motivate yourself to do the deed and stick to it! Ready? Let's go!
Define Your Reason 'Why'
External factors like a swimsuit body or an upcoming vacation won't always motivate you as you'd think. Defining the reason you want to work out gives you a more personal and emotional reason to invest yourself in what you're doing for you!
Pick Your Cause
If you can find a cause to compete for, it can motivate you. You can support numerous causes by working out: Alzheimer's research, cancer research, and suicide prevention are all reasons people have events. Marathons are only one of many you could commit to. This way, when you're working out, you're also helping support a charitable cause!
Use The 3 x 10 Rule
If you're limited on time, this one's for you. Take a ten-minute walk three times a day. Switch out your evening walk for some squats, crunches, and pushups, and you've got a full-body workout. All the mini-workouts add up and provide similar benefits for you and your body. All you need is a little time every day!
The Power of Positivity
Write some positive messages about working out on sticky notes and place them everywhere. The bathroom mirror, your computer, on the fridge, and in the sun visor of your care are all excellent choices. You could even set an alarm on your phone and have a note for yourself!
Track Your Goals
You can use your social media accounts or a journal to keep track of your fitness goals and success. You don't have to add selfies unless you want to. Keeping track of everything will help you stay motivated to succeed.
Create A Regular Routine
Routines help us get into the swing of things. Adding your fitness plans into your daily routine can help you stay focused and committed to achieving your goals.
Make Every Goal Matter
Sometimes we forget to remember how important even the most minor goal can be. Any goal towards improving your health is a goal worth committing to. Don't push the little things under the rug because they matter just as much.
Getting motivated and staying in that mindset can sometimes be challenging. Life, work, and busy schedules will eat up all of our time if we allow it. Don't make any more excuses and do the thing! Take it one step at a time, and you'll get where you're trying to go. Stand still, and nothing will change!
Motivating others seems so much easier than motivating ourselves. The truth is the same for advice as well. We hope these techniques help get you wherever it is you want to be with your physical fitness!