Hey 7 miles friends! It’s natural to lack motivation for working out, but a lack of motivation doesn’t help you achieve your exercise goals. Every journey begins with the first step, and your first step is getting motivated. Below are 5 easy ways to motivate yourself to workout when you’d rather not.
- Reward yourself-Give yourself a reward once a week! If you’ve been meal prepping all week, give yourself Saturday to cheat and have a glass of well deserved wine or indulge a little on your favorite meal! 🍕 😋
- Make Yourself Accountable -Working out with a buddy, telling your family of your commitment to exercising on the regular or by posting on social media. Who knows? If you post your fitness journey on social media, you might inspire others. Being an inspiration should keep you motivated, right?
- Make Working Out a Habit-Set a time to work out, add it to your calendar and commit to working out the same every day or every week. Eventually, working out will become a habit, and you’ll no longer hate it or feel unmotivated.
- Dress for Success-Believe it or not, you can dress for success when working out, just like you would for a job. And it can motivate you. Rather than putting on the old clothes that you wear when you clean the house or work in the yard, invest in some exercise clothing that makes you feel good about yourself. For example, choose leggings that make your legs look instantly slimmer. If you look like someone who’s fit and motivated, you’ll feel the same way.
- Set Smaller Goals-Use positive self-talk to get yourself to take action. Start with “I will” statements like these:
- “I will get up off the couch.”
- “I will change into my gym clothes.”
- “I will fill up my water bottle, so I can hydrate while working out.”
- “I will walk into the gym and spend 30 minutes on the rowing machine.”
Comment below 👇🏾 if these tips are helpful!
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Accountability is key 🔑
I was always taught to dress for success and dress for the job you want not the job you have.
Setting small goals is great and using “ I will” phrases is what I needed. Thank you. Very helpful!
Rewarding yourself is a good , especially for us women that are hard on ourselves