It’s not always easy to drag yourself to your workout, it’s time to find ways to motivate yourself. That feeling of dread or lack of caring can get worse if you don’t nip it in the bud now. It doesn’t matter what the goal, even if it’s not fitness related, the reason you started originally is key. That goal was important enough for you to start the journey, so it needs to be kept in the foreground. Whether it’s weight loss, health issues or just looking and feeling great again, it should be primary your focus.
Focus on your goals
No matter what your primary motivation, if it’s important to you, it’s important. Don’t feel bad if you just want to look better. There’s nothing wrong with that, even if it was just to get in shape for your next class reunion or family get-together. That original motivation should be the basis of your goals. Ensure that you break the big goal down to smaller steps that you can achieve quicker to keep your motivation high. That allows you to achieve success along the way and that’s really motivating.
Find several ways to measure your success.
Maybe your goal was weight loss, so immediately you think that weighing yourself is the only way to see success. It’s not. Measuring inches lost is another way to do it. In fact, it may be a better way, since muscle tissue weighs more than fat tissue does per cubic inch, so your body will be narrower the less fat tissue you have. Use several markers to boost your motivation, including how well your clothing fits.
Get a workout partner.
One reason personal trainers increase your success is that they hold you accountable. Just knowing that you are meeting with the trainer keeps you going to the gym. The same can be true with a workout partner. Not only does knowing you’re meeting with them add extra incentive to go to the gym to workout, it also can add fun and maybe some friendly competition. Two heads are better than one and you can each check the other’s form to make sure each movement is done right.
- Your focus is the key. If you’re constantly thinking about how you dread working out, you need to change it. Instead, focus on how great you feel when you’re finished or how much more energy you have.
- Don’t let a bad day stop you. That’s actually when you need a workout most. If you’ve had the day from Hades, think about how great you’ll feel as your hard work during exercise helps melt stress.
- Create a schedule and make working out a habit. Exercise at the same time every day. It’s a lifestyle change. If you always workout at four o’clock, you’ll develop a habit, making it easier to go to the gym.
- Whether you’re working out with our online program or come to the gym, our staff of professionals at Body Sculptors not only help you with your workout and dietary needs, they keep you motivated. Get a free consultation today.