How do you motivate yourself to workout? Maybe it’s so regular you don’t even think about it. Maybe you buy yourself a new workout top that you want to try out. Maybe there’s a cute guy at the gym you don’t mind as eye candy. Maybe it’s where you get your groove on with your favorite jams reserved for your workouts. But if you’re like many of us, you need a bit of motivation. Here are several different workout tips to get you ready to show that strong is the new skinny!
- Download a book or podcast you’re excited to listen to, but save it only for when you’re working out.
- Have a tasty workout snack as a reward when you’re done – a smoothie, a protein shake, some fruit, some oatmeal, or a muffins.
- Commit to a certain number of workouts for three weeks – once a day, once every other day, etc. Plan them all out on your calendar. After those three weeks, see what worked best and how much more you want to workout!
- Get a cute water bottle, and then use it all. day. long. This will give you more energy, better skin, and a stronger immune system.
- Play with your kids, your nieces and nephews, or the neighborhood gang. You’d be surprised how much the daily soccer, ultimate Frisbee, basketball, or even just freeze tag can work out your heart and tone your muscles.
- Sleep in your workout clothes. Yep, we said it. Then you roll out of bed and….walk out the door! Zero effort required.
- Remember that if you give it your all, you don’t need to spend 60 minutes doing cardio every day. Try for 20 with intense intervals – quicker, but still great results.
- Picture how you will look while you work out – whether it’s a jog, some weight lifting, swimming, or a spin class. Seeing yourself do it will make you more likely to be successful.
- Try running even if you hate it. We know, it can seem so boring and maybe even painful, but it’s hard to find an activity that’s better for you overall.
- Pick a handful of activities and do them every night before bed. Planks are a fantastic choice – start with 15 seconds and add more seconds over time. Try pushups, crunches, and squats too.
- Don’t skip a day working out. Wait, what? It’s true. Make it a habit like brushing your teeth every day.
Fitness isn’t something that happens by accident. It does take a commitment of time, energy, and most of all, trying to make it a habit.
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Dr. Julie Drolet
P.S. Your hormones can play a big role in the energy you have when you’re trying to workout. Find out more about how they can affect you with our free webinar here.