Anyone who has ever gone to the gym knows that keeping yourself motivated throughout your workout routine can be quite challenging, and sometimes you need to push harder to find that motivation within you.
Or maybe you wake up motivated, but once you hit the gym all your will is gone; here is how you can regain your motivation to work out, and not just that one morning, but every time. It would be best to do it in the morning, given that you will have an increasing number of personal and professional tasks to do by the end of the day; plus, an early workout is likely to give you a boost of energy to keep you going throughout the day, which is always a good thing. Before going to bed at night, make sure you have your workout clothes, stopwatch, etc close at hand so that you don’t waste precious time early in the morning looking for your stuff.
However, if you are busy in the morning or you simply are not a morning person, go to the gym in the evening or at night, when you have the time and right state of mind; find a 24/7 gym, preferably close to work, and go there to recharge your batteries after a hard day at the office.
Whichever you choose, on your to do list or schedule for the day/ week, set a couple of hours aside specifically for the gym and for the time it takes you to get there, shower, change your clothes, etc. It is important to find and keep the will to go to the gym regularly, until you reach your fitness goals, and being organized helps. In time, you will get into the habit of hitting the gym regularly, and so it will be easier for you to stick to the plan.
Next, make sure to reward all that effort you have put into your workouts by allowing yourself a little treat, whether it is watching your favourite show or, if you are a bit of a sweet-tooth, eating something sweet (not too much, though, or you’ll render your previous workout useless).
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