Working out can be one of those things that sound great in theory, but when it comes down to getting yourself out of the door and into the actual process, the motivation can be something hard to hang onto.
Finding motivation is simply a habit that when put into action regularly can change your life. Sometimes motivation can be as simple as searching for one single element that seems to be the final missing piece to the puzzle. There is no magical formula since everyone is different. Take a look at some of the most commonly motivating tactics, and try them out for yourself.
Get Proper Gear
Sometimes putting on an old pair of baggy sweats, a huge t-shirt and old shoes can be less than glamorous. Instead, imagine putting on something that makes you feel slim, athletic, and downright fantastic.
While workout gear can be expensive, the reason it’s priced so high is because of its functionality. A lot of workout gear allows proper ventilation and support which regular clothes simply can’t provide.
By investing in a few workout outfits that support your workout and make you feel great, you’ll find that you are much more motivated to get out there and break a sweat.
Create a Playlist
How many times have you been in the aisle of the grocery store and your jam comes on leaving you totally incapable of doing anything but bobbing your head and starting to dance? You may try and hide it as it comes out as a foot tap or a shoulder sway, but there’s no denying you’re feelin’ the grooves.
By creating a playlist of songs that energize and motivate you, you’ll find that you are much more excited to move. It’s almost like a chemical reaction. Like adding coal to the fire, baby!
Not sure what music to go for? Many music programs these days have pre-selected playlists specifically for your needs. From chill lounge music to full on workout jams. Take a look at some of the playlists on Spotify and see which music starts making you move.
Set a Goal
Setting goals for ourselves with a deadline can be a huge motivator. By seeing a cut off date which we hope to achieve something by, we are extra inspired to make it happen.
Often taking photos of our “before” self can help inspire sticking to a goal. It can be incredibly rewarding to hold up your “before” photo next to your “after” photo. Having your progress laid out in front of you side by side can be one of the most self-satisfying ways to make yourself proud for all that you have accomplished towards your goal.