Lacking Motivation: Here’s How to Get Moving Again

By | October 13, 2018

Keeping your motivation up when it comes to exercising can be quite the challenge. Even when you’ve put time aside and made a note in the calendar – the couch just looks so much more appealing.  Luckily, there are a few ways to make it a bit easier to get to the gym, though, as long as you know how to trick yourself into becoming more motivated regarding working out.  Here is a handful of ways to get you out of the door and moving so that you’re able to reach your exercise goals with as much ease as possible. It should, after all, not have to be this hard.

While we all have jobs to do and errands to run, it’s quite understandable that you’d like to wait with your hour-long exercise when you’re done for the day. It’s not always the smartest thing to do, though, as your energy will be at the lowest.

Try to do your workout when you have the most energy such as half an hour after waking up or during your lunch break. This depends, of course, on what your day looks like, and how you’re able to set it up is up to you – just try not to wait until the evening or after work.

You will be tired and longing for the Netflix show you’ve been watching, and it’s going to be way too easy just to skip it. If you’ve already done your workout, on the other hand, you’ll be looking forward to a healthy meal and some nice relaxation instead.

Find A Workout You Enjoy

The number one way to not lose your groove when it comes to working out is to make it as fun as possible. When your regular routine gets too boring, it’s a sign that you’re getting stronger and need a few more challenges; try to intensify your workout routine or spruce it up by trying something completely new.

Check out if your local gym has some classes you can try, for example, and consider looking up some dance classes – it will definitely make exercising a lot more fun. When you find something you truly enjoy, you’ll be much more likely to stick with it.

Just keep in mind that you should challenge yourself with something new on a regular basis even if you find something you enjoy, though, as even these routines may become slightly boring once you’re getting better.

Find A Workout Buddy

Most exercise freaks know that working out with a friend is a lot more fun than working out alone. It’s not just because you have someone to chat with and to compare your gains with, though, as a workout buddy can help you to push yourself a bit more too.

When you manage to make use of the tips above, it will be difficult not to look forward to your workout – and you might even be able to get to it early rather than late.  Image:  Unsplash.  Collaboration.

Nic Makim