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Staying Motivated To Workout For The Long Term

Staying Motivated To Workout For The Long Term
14 Jul

Staying Motivated To Workout For The Long Term

Staying motivated can be a challenge but it’s a very important part of staying committed to a long-term healthy lifestyle.

Ever Get those days when you feel like you’re not getting anywhere? The very thought of having to go to the gym makes you think up hundreds of ways to convince yourself not to go. The egg white and protein powder shake makes you carve for something a bit naughtier. You’re probably not alone.

Like most things in the world of bodybuilding, motivation is based at an individual level. What works for somebody else doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you. If you need motivation it’s up to you to find what will work for you. Most things will work short-term yet you are after the holy grail of motivational tips, you need to find what works long term.

Saying Motivated To Work Out, Try These:

Do what you love to do. …
Find other things you love to do, and do them! …
Set short term, as well as long term goals. …
Measure your progress. …
Reward yourself when you achieve those goals. …
Understand that everyone has setbacks.

More Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

  • Wash your hair only on days you work out. …
  • Put on your workout clothes. …
  • Write down how you feel after every workout. …
  • Remember why you started. …
    Ask yourself: “Will I regret skipping this workout?” …
  • Sign up for classes at boutique studios. …
  • Try group fitness. …
  • Get addicted to the post-exercise endorphin rush.

Fitness Goals And Other Short-Term Projects

They can inspire action, but they also risk failing to habituate your habit sufficiently. You can get excited to work out for a month, but what about a year? A decade? That requires long stretches where you exercise without thinking about it much, which in turn requires a habit.

Note your activities on a calendar or in a logbook. Write down the distance or length of time of your activity and how you feel after each session. Keep a record of your activities. Reward yourself at special milestones with non-food items, like a small gift or shopping trip for yourself. Nothing motivates like success

Now that you’ve regained your enthusiasm, get moving! Set your goals, make it fun and pat yourself on the back from time to time. Remember, physical activity is for life..!

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