Sun is up, time to get up and do some grinding. Thing is, your body feels dead tired and your lazy ass just makes you want to stay in bed and dream of your once-thought goals. Let’s face it, we’ve all had those moments. And whenever this mood kicks in, we all have that one question in mind, “How do we stay motivated when we don’t feel like working out?”.
5 Tips for Staying Motivated and Keeping up with Fitness Regimen
Remember why you started
Whether it is for weight loss, lean muscle build-up, competition training or simply to stay fit and healthy, all of us had our own reasons for working out. In case you feel demotivated, remember that very reason. Think about your goal, your passion and notice how you’ll find yourself feeling excited about what could happen when you choose to stay focused and consistent.
Don’t hit snooze!
Just don’t have that snooze option in your alarm! It’s too tempting. Once it alarms, you can’t help but beg for another five or ten minutes in beg. And I tell you, don’t fall for that! Taking it off from your options would make you drag yourself out of bed once the alarm goes off. When you do, start your day right by drinking a glass room temperature lemon water and do some warm-up by brisk walking around your home.
Find a workout buddy or team
Having a workout buddy can develop your accountability. You see when you start flaking from your routine, leaving your buddy or team wondering where you are, you’ll also begin to feel guilty for not showing up. Also having someone or people to join you toward your goal and encourage you to do better as every day comes can get you more excited about seeing your results.
Make a plan and set an end-reward for following through your plan. This way, you get to feel more indulged in your fitness plan and you’ll have something to look forward to, aside from seeing your best results. Perhaps, going for a quick getaway or a good massage after a long and tiresome week of straight workout can be a good reward or you may also promise to buy yourself one item you really wanted to have if you’re able to end a month of no gym absence and no cheat meals! Get creative with your rewards!
Day by day, challenge yourself to do bigger things. For example, you started with 30 squats on a Monday. On Tuesday, add 5 more squats, and then another 5 on Wednesday, and so on. This will heat things up for you. At the same time, you’ll be surprised by seeing how much you can actually do. You may also join fitness challenges to make your transformation journey more exciting. This way, you’ll get to see other people doing the same challenges as you are and you’ll find yourself enjoying it more than you’ve expected.
It’s all in the mind. First thing, we have to train our minds to really be stronger than our emotions. Doing so can set a good start to bringing in different ways that we can keep ourselves motivated all throughout our fitness journey.