You actually want to, but somehow something always comes up when you want to do work out … Even if you know the many health benefits of sport and fitness, the implementation is a completely different matter. So that you can now overcome your inner weaker self, lace up your sports shoes and do something for you and your body, here are some tips to get more motivated.
Only For A Bit
You decided to exercise tonight, but you don’t feel like it? Make it as easy as possible for yourself, so scrape together all the little motivations and get over yourself to do a little sport at least “only for a short time”. We bet that – once you get started – you will exercise longer than planned? Once you get up to exercise, you will very likely finish your workout too.
Find Yourself A Workout Partner
Sport is much more fun together! Find a work-out partner who has goals similar to yours! Together you also try harder to show your counterpart where the hammer hangs. Make fixed training dates together, so you will surely train regularly!
Depending on what kind of person you are, it helps to relentlessly face the status quo! Do you think you are too fat? Then take a photo of yourself in your beach outfit and pin it in a clearly visible place, such as the refrigerator door or bathroom mirror. Embarrassing? Yes, but this is how you keep in mind every day why you wanted to eat less for exercise or less. That motivates! If you are one of the less radical people, look for a feasible role model and hang it on the wall instead of a self-portrait. So you have your goal in mind every day and visualize it regularly.
Do What You Enjoy Doing
Running burns the most calories? That may be, but if you are not a fan of endurance, there is no point in forcing yourself to go jogging regularly. Do what you enjoy! Do you prefer to play basketball or volleyball? Or do you love swimming? Then practice your favorite sport and training quickly turns into a hobby that you have cherished.
You don’t get to the body you want overnight. That is why it would not be very motivating and also unfair to your body to throw in the towel after just a few training sessions. Proceed in small steps and regularly write down the parameters that are important for you: The biceps circumference has increased by 1 cm? Has your thigh circumference shrunk by 2 cm? Congratulations, you are on the right track! And by the way, have you already noticed that it’s much easier to get up the stairs lately? And have less back pain, appear more confident or sleep better? Try it!
There are only good reasons to get fit and muscular, and we haven’t heard from anyone who has regretted completing their workout afterward. Strangely, after exercising, everyone is in a good mood and a bit proud too – and rightly so. The body is well supplied with blood, warmed up and endorphins have been released. So it is definitely worth it!