The Health Advocate

 
by Hannah Whittenly, The Health Advocate

 
Subscribe to this feed

If there’s one place people need motivation to visit, it’s the gym. The idea of sweating for hours among those who are perfectly in shape is enough to intimidate anyone. While it can be tough to gain the motivation to visit the gym, don’t let the struggle stop you. Consider the following ways you can motivate yourself during your workout.

Consume motivational content during the workout


Whether you’re looking at videos of body builders or models that you want to look like or you’re listening to a motivational speech as you run on the treadmill, you can remind yourself (while you’re working out) of the reasons why you’re doing this in the first place.

Wear awesome workout gear


If you look great, it’ll help you feel even better. Find a few great outfits that make you flex when you look in the mirror. If you know that you’re going to the gym to solely focus on weightlifting, find some weightlifting clothes and sneakers in great colors that complement your body. Plus, in most weight rooms, there are mirrors. Why not look in the mirror and enjoy the view? When you have the right workout clothes on, you won’t be able to help but get inspired by the way you already look.

Find workouts you enjoy


If you hate the treadmill, don’t get on the treadmill. The treadmill isn’t a mandatory part of the process. Instead, find workouts that you actually enjoy. This might mean that you’ll get on the elliptical machine or ride a stationary bike. This might mean that you’ll need to sign up for some fun dance classes or join a basketball league. When you’re actually enjoying the workout, it becomes easier to push through.

Incentivize the process


If you can think about the positive benefits you’ll gain from this process, they can motivate you. However, you’ll need to remind yourself of what those incentives are. Yes, good health and a lean body are always nice. However, add a few more layers to that process by implementing a rewards program. After five days of consistent exercise, you can treat yourself to a new pair of earrings. After one month of workouts, you can go to the local spa for the day. As you find great benefits to focus on, you’ll push through the workout with a bit more tenacity.

For many people, a sweat session at the gym might be one of the hard parts of the day. However, when you implement these four tips, you can shift your personal narrative to make it one of the highlights of your day. Remain consistent. You deserve the health benefits.




Post a Comment
  
ADVERTISEMENT

Hot Topics

diet, weight loss, fitness, motivation, abs, restaurants, health, calories, stress, challenge, gyms, support, goals, points, exercise, metabolism, food, recipe

Most Popular Blogs

» Longer, Leaner Thighs: 5 Best Exercises
» 4 Creative Ways to Drink More Water!
» Best Vitamins Dieters Not Getting
» The Dangerous Escape Food Provides
» Janel Hits The Farmers Market

Highest Rated Blogs

» Top 3 Recipes for Terrific Weight Loss
» 4 Reasons Why Your Diet Keeps Failing You
» 6 Amazing Health Benefits of Calcium
» 4 Ways To Love Your Body
» Cutting Sugar to Make a Difference Losing Weight



Sign up for our free diet newsletter
We respect your privacy. We will never share your email address with a 3rd party for any reason.