A lot of people set out with the best intentions when they begin a new workout routine. They have big motivations for seeing their bodies transform for the better, and maybe even improve any health conditions that their weight was causing.
Despite seeing progress, however, and knowing that getting daily exercise is good for them, they can’t seem to keep up the motivation. They find excuses to skip their workouts, from saying they have developed injuries to claiming they don’t have time. They usually start making unhealthy nutritional choices as well.
In order to keep up with your fitness goals and be the best version of yourself possible, the key is staying motivated. So how do you keep up your drive to show up and work out every day? Here are some of the most useful tips to get you started.
Take Before and After Photos
Many people depend on the mirror alone to tell them if they’re on the right track. However, the mirror can be deceiving. Since we are all our own worst critics, judging our reflections is often done through harsh eyes.
However, if you take photos of yourself before you started your workout and compare it to a current picture, you may be blown away to see the progress that you’ve made. As a result, you’ll be much more driven to keep going to the gym.
Buy a Motivational Outfit
One of the best tricks that thousands of people swear by is buying a motivational outfit. This can be anything that doesn’t fit you the way you’d like it to currently, and you hope someday will. Take a photo of how it fits you every week. If you continue doing your workout, you’ll find that you start to see it fits better and better. You’ll be so excited for the day to come when it looks fabulous that you’ll keep going and going!
Get a Workout Buddy
Sometimes all we need is a partner to keep us excited about our workout. Often doing things on our own doesn’t put as much pressure on us. However, when you have someone who is demanding accountability from you, you’ll feel less comfortable trying to slack on your workout.
Do Something Fun
One of the biggest reasons that people give up on their exercise routine is because they don’t enjoy the activity. Make your workout something engaging which is fun for you rather than grueling and unenjoyable.
If you love dancing this can be a great way to get in an aerobic activity while still doing something you’re passionate about.
The same goes for people who love riding their bikes for pleasure. They can easily turn this pastime into a full sport which burns some serious calories.