Let’s face it! It’s hard to keep the momentum for working out when you are at home with the family.
It would appear that many an eager beginning exerciser looses interest and stops an exercise plan within a month. In order to keep this phenomenon from happening to you, follow these five steps.
If you have been exercising for some time and find yourself bored and dreading your next work out, consider a change of environment. If you have been exercising in your living room, you may benefit tremendously from joining a gym where you can interact with other people and use different equipment. It may be that once you have exercised at a gym for awhile, you’ll be ready for another change and want to resume exercising at home. You can also look at your neighbourhod football field to do some laps. Many parks are equipped with exercise equipment as well. The beach is also an excellent option.
A second key for increasing motivation to exercise is in finding a way to listen to music and podcasts that motivates you. For me personally, I listen to Soca. I’m sure to burn quite a few calories by the end of one song! I also love to listen to podcasts from Gary V, Brendon Burchard and Patrice Washington during my workouts.
A third important key is to take a look at the clothing you wear when you exercise. Have you run more than 200 miles in a pair of shoes? If so, it’s definitely time for a new pair. Also, make sure that what you wear to exercise is comfortable and non-restrictive. In addition to the function of work-out clothing, appearance is important. If you have a great new pair of work-out pants, you may be more motivated to get up in the morning and go to the gym. If you’re wearing the same T-shirt you’ve worn for twenty years, it may be time for a little shopping trip. The shopping trip doesn’t have to be expensive. I have bought a few inexpensive pieces from FashionNova, and I’m very impressed with the quality of the pieces. Not to mention they have boosted my attitude towards putting on gym clothes.
A fourth key is to keep focusing on the goals you have set for yourself. If you’ve reached your goals, it’s time to set some new ones. Be sure to keep your goals realistic and measurable to prevent discouragement.
A fifth and final key to maintain or increase motivation to exercise is charting progress. Once you have an attainable goal, how will you know when you have moved one step closer? If you chart your progress, you will clearly see where you are and where you hope to go. I started on a Keto meal plan with exercise since October, 2019. Since I kept reviewing my chart, I was motivated to continue working out and eating well because I was seeing the results.
There are as many ways to work out as there are people who work out. Everyone’s routine is different and tailored to them. However, if you remember to incorporate these five keys into your work out, you will experience success and be motivated to continue your program.
I hope this helps. Let me know what keeps you motivated to work-out in the comments below.