There is a saying being fit is not the goal, fitness should be a way of life. Remember the time how you felt after a long run, put that memory on top of your mind. If going to the gym for workout looks challenging then there are options to overcome this. Thanks to today’s technology you have an endless amount of home exercise options. Think about a suitable option for you, fitness app or website, and turn your phone into your personal trainer. With a little bit of research, you can make a regime that you will enjoy.
Here are some tips to motivate you to work out at home.
- Pen down it
Fixing an appointment is important in all aspects of life, the same goes for a workout. Fix appointment, make plans for the coming days and weeks, pen it down. Think about all the reasons you want to workout, make a list and put it somewhere you can see often.
Also, keep space to write down how u feel after every workout. Whenever u feel down on your motivation u know where to look for and get back that amazing feeling.
- Waking up the Brain
Keep your workout clothes and sneakers ready, make sure they are visual to you as soon as you get up. Display your exercise tools. These visual cues help to wake your brain and you will never forget to exercise.
- Make space
Set up your own space for a workout. Setting up mini gym by making space for a yoga mat, and for exercise tools well before the scheduled workout day can keep you inspired. Buy comfy and show off gym outfits to add on. This will simplify your life and keep your mind up for the workout.
- Avoid skipping your regime
Whenever you feel low, remember why you started, and will you regret skipping this workout. Think about the times you didn’t fit in those clothes, and how difficult it is to start over again.
- Set your goal
Keep a short-term goal like 45 mins work out, and for a month without skipping. When u complete that task reward yourself. Try group fitness if possible. The energy of the group helps you to keep going. Then keep long-term challenges too, like how much u want to reduce and in how much time. Set some realistic goals so that you can adapt your life accordingly and progress towards it.
- Get surrounded by motivation
Having people to stand behind you and encourage you can be the best motivator. Try to connect with people who love to workout and can also hype you when needed. You can also use MapMyRun or Fitbit to follow friends. Hang motivational quotes and pictures on mirror, refrigerator, and calendar. This will constantly keep reminding you of your goal.
- Listen to music
Everyone loves music, music can keep you motivated while running or workout. Make your own playlist which has high tempo music to boost your stamina. Keep some light music for final relaxation.
- Avoid distractions
Surfing on the internet or catching up on social media can distract you during the workout, and you will lose your momentum. Try to keep these things out of reach until you finish your workout.
- Schedule your workout
Keep a fixed time for the workout and try to follow it. Try to keep a track on areas of the body you want to work on, and plan your workout well before.
- Think about your success
Think about achieving your goals and how it will feel like, those feelings will keep motivating you.
- Change your workout routine
Doing the same exercise every day might become boring, try changing it to challenge yourself. For example, you might do cycling one day, lift weights another, and go swimming on weekends. If you enjoy some sports then vary the routine sometimes.
- Be flexible
If you feel too exhausted or simply don’t feel like then take a day off. Be gentle with yourself and try to be back on track soon.
To wrap up, the best way to motivate yourself is to make a routine that you will enjoy. Try making it a habit for life. Sinking into a couch feels so much better when you earn it. You can do it, so believe in yourself. U know u will achieve half of the success by just showing up. Remember, fitness is for life.