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I’m still surprised that I’m in a place where I can write a post like this, but here we are. Exercise is always something I’ve struggled with, as I’ve never enjoyed it, so I never wanted to do it. However nowadays I find myself wanting to work out, and I thought I’d share what’s worked for me.
Side note: I couldn’t get a picture to match this post perfectly, so this one will have to do.
This is How I Motivate Myself to Workout.
Find Something You Enjoy
If you’re pushing yourself to do something you hate it won’t work out. Exercise should be fun and believe it or not it can be enjoyable. I started working out by playing Just Dance and it doesn’t feel like exercise because I’m having fun whilst doing it. Once you find something you like you’ll find yourself wanting to do more of it.
Find a Suitable Routine
Having a routine really keeps me on track, as I know exactly what I’m doing and how long to do it for. At the moment I either go for a walk, go on Just Dance or play Ring Fit Adventure and this means everything is already set up for me and I just have to do it. It’s a lot easier for me to have something to follow rather than doing it myself. If you’re struggling there are plenty of YouTube workouts at multiple levels.
Setting goals is something that really keeps me motivated. I always focus my goals on the treadmill, whether it be the amount of time I spend on it or the distance ran. Having that goal in mind keeps me focused, and stops me from getting off early just because I’m a bit tired.
Buying New Clothes
Let’s be honest, any excuse to buy new clothes is always welcome. I didn’t have many gym clothes before I got into exercise, but since I’ve picked it up and started doing it more regularly, I’ve found myself buying more. Which really motivated me to keep going. Having cute clothes to wear is surprisingly really motivating.
That is how I Motivate Myself to Workout.
They may not be the perfect steps, but this is what works for me and my lazy self.
How do you motivate yourself to workout?
Thank you for reading!