Want to know 10 different ways you can find workout motivation?
Well, you are in the right place, my friend.
Times are weird right now. The unknown state of the world is definitely a scary thing to think about.
I would be lying if I said having motivation to keep up my fitness during this time has been easy.
The closure of gyms and lots of businesses have thrown off most of our fitness regimens – including mine!
Although there’s no telling of when we will be able to go back to our favorite gyms or fitness studios, there is one thing for certain: We have the power to control what we can control – which includes our fitness!
Here are some things that you can integrate into your daily routine to help you stay #motivated during this time (or quite frankly whenever you are stuck in a rut):
#1 Remember How Far You Have Come
Whether you just started getting your foot into the gym or if training is second nature to you, remember that you started somewhere and that is already half the battle!
Starting is always the hard part when it comes to trying anything remotely new. Working up the courage, finding the balance between life and this new lifestyle of yours can be tough in the beginning.
That is why it’s important to remember how hard you have worked to get to this point. Remember your reason for starting and always look back on it to continue that motivation when times get tough.
So look back at those old progress pictures and be proud of where you are today! Don’t let anything hold you back from continuing to strive for your fitness goals.
You have already worked so hard and no one can take that away from you.
#2 Develop a Healthy Routine
Okay, I have a confession… I used to be guilty of going to bed super late and waking up in the PM the next day (yikes!).
But once I developed a healthy routine, I noticed the change in my mood, energy levels and overall function throughout the day.
Did you know it takes 22 days to form a habit? That’s why it always feels so hard in the beginning. Pushing through those 22 days feels like forever when you are already so used to your past routine.
But once you strive to make it past that 22-day mark, it’s easy from there!
So wake up at the same time every day (at a reasonable time haha), make your to-do list, schedule in your workout, and BOOM you have your healthy routine!
By doing this for yourself, you will feel 10x better and find that motivation of yours!
#3 Follow a Workout Plan For The Week
So you wake up, plan to workout sometime during the day, but then end up not doing it because maybe you lost track of time, or maybe you wanted to watch a movie instead, or maybe you just wanted to call it a night.
And the reason behind this: lack of motivation.
Don’t worry, this has 1000% happened to all of us here and that’s okay!
Instead, try sitting down on Sunday nights to plan out what workouts you want to do for the week. Sticking to your scheduled plan will help you stay accountable and actually do it!
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#4 Write Out Your Workouts
Going along with tip #3, writing out exactly what each workout will include will help you keep up your motivation!
So you will want to plan out your workouts very specifically. Write out what exercises you’ll be doing, how many reps or sets you will do (or how long the intervals will be if you are doing a workout for time), and what fitness equipment you will need to do it.
By seeing the exercises and all of the details, it will allow you to see exactly what you will be doing and stay on top of it! You may even get a little excited to do it now 😉
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#5 Plan Out Your Outfit The Night Before
Okay I don’t know about you, but having a cute outfit will make or break my workout.
And that’s just that #noshame.
Leaving your cute workout outfit for the next day and being able to visually see it when you wake up will bring you inspiration and motivation to follow through with your workout plan for the day!
#6 Use The Internet to Your Advantage
Do you ever find your self getting bored of doing the same workouts day in and day out?
Well, we are so lucky to live in a day in age right now where we have access to SO many resources on the Internet!
There are tens of THOUSANDS of different workouts you can find online, such as YouTube or different blog posts.
You don’t have to be married to your workouts. Fitness is MEANT to be changed up and for you to enjoy!
So use the Internet to your own advantage to start finding that motivation of yours again!
#7 Workout Outside or Take a Walk!
This is a BIG one.
It is so easy to get stuck inside all day, but if you take your workout outside or even go for a simple walk, this can help to clear your mind while breathing in some fresh air.
Overall, this is going to make your mood 100x better than it was when you were inside and give you the motivation to workout AND be productive!
If there is one tip to take away from this post, it’s this one my friend.
#8 Exercise With A Friend
Remember those excuses up there?
Have you made those excuses before?
If so, this tip is for you.
Working out with a friend (over FaceTime or Zoom of course) or someone you live with and developing a fitness routine together will help you to keep each other accountable!
Plus, it’s so much more fun having the company even if it’s only for an hour each day!
#9 Come Up With New Playlists
Okay, this one is for all of you music lovers out there.
This is the PERFECT time to discover new music and build up your fitness playlists! Having a new fitness playlist will encourage you to find the motivation to workout since it’s something new!
Trust me, when you make that bomb playlist, it’s going to make you so excited to do your workout to it!
Apps such as Spotify also create music playlists for you based on your own personal music tastes. They also have thousands of different playlists and podcasts for you to pick and listen to!
I don’t know about you, but this feature of Spotify is a GAME CHANGER. I am always discovering new music and leaves me more excited to give it a listen!
#10 Give Yourself Rewards
Alright, we’ve reached the FINAL way to find themotivation to workout. So, everyone has goals when on a fitness journey.
But, most of them are pretty vague such as “get healthy” or “lose weight.”
While these are still good goals to have, you should also set short-term goals with tangible rewards at the end for completing them!
So let’s say your goal for the week was to work out for at least 30 minutes Monday-Friday. Once you reach that goal, you can reward yourself with maybe an acai bowl or watching an episode of that Netflix series you’re watching!
When you create tangible rewards for yourself, your brain will register your hard work and achievements as something worth doing. It could even make fitness and living a healthy lifestyle something you enjoy.
This will lead to overall motivation for you to continue working out in the future and increase your chances of creating a habit of the routine!
Final Thoughts on Motivation to Workout
Overall, I know it’s been hard to keep up the motivation to workout, but I am so proud of all of us for working our way through this one step at a time.
I believe in ALL OF YOU, and we are going to get through this together!