Working out and staying active brings a number of health benefits. Apart from helping you reach or maintain your ideal weight, regular exercise can also improve your brain function and sleep quality. However, getting into the habit of exercising regularly isn’t always easy, for most people, that is. If you find yourself slacking off or constantly putting off going to the gym lately, here are some great ways to help you bring back your motivation to finally get up from your couch and break a sweat.
Set a Goal and Map Out a Plan
Before everything else, you’ll need to come up with a plan. It doesn’t have to be something complex and you don’t need to map out a detailed workout plan for the rest of the year but it would help if you had a game plan before you head out to the gym. In order for you to do that, you need to evaluate what your body needs first. Do you need to lose weight? Gain strength? Increase endurance? Whatever it is that you plan to work on, there should be a corresponding plan of action. Your workout routine should depend on the type of fitness goals you want to achieve.
If you’re having difficulty following a workout schedule because of all the other demands you need to attend to in your daily life, then it’s probably best if you look for ways to sort out those concerns as well. If you need more focus either at work or in school, you can do with a little help from Purisure’s Alpha GPC Capsules. These help you stay focused so you can breeze through whatever task you have on hand. The lesser things you have left to deal with at the end of the day gives you more room to think of your health and fitness
Log Each Workout Session You’ve Completed
No matter how little progress you make, being reminded of it can be a big motivation. This can work even better if you’re the type who enjoys making lists and jotting down notes. You can make a journal of your fitness journey. You can even use apps to help you record distances you’ve covered in your runs, the number of sets you’ve done per exercise, the weights you’ve lifted, and various other details and milestones you want to take note of.
Show Up Early
Getting it done first thing in the morning is one of the best ways to do it. This will save you about 10 hours of convincing yourself whether you should go workout for the day or not. Apart from ticking it off your daily to-do-list early, a morning workout can also energize you for the rest of the day. Once you get used to waking up an hour earlier for exercise, it will get easier. If you need a little help waking up in the morning, try Purisure’s Caffeine + L-Theanine Capsules. Each capsule wakes you up just like a strong cup of coffee would but without giving you the jitters.
Dress Up For Your Workouts
Even if you don’t feel like working out at the moment, simply changing into a pair of comfortable training gear can help change your mind. According to modern psychology, our brains can be tricked into a phenomenon known as clothing cognition. It’s a technical term used to describe a scenario where our brains are more likely to take on a particular task if we are dressed appropriately for it. It is also the explanation behind the psychology of power-dressing. So, if you’re dressed in full workout gear you are more likely to head out of that door and go straight to the gym even.
Work Out With A Friend
Skip this advice if you’re the type who prefers to work out alone. However, if you’re looking for a boost in some new and unexpected places, the motivation you could be looking for lies in your phonebook. Call a friend and schedule a workout session together. Some friendly competition can work in your favor while helping out your friend, too. If you’ve gotten into the habit of working out with a regular buddy, it makes it harder for you to skip a workout session knowing that you’ll be leaving someone in the lurch each time you do.
Close your eyes and imagine how it would feel like to reach your fitness goal. Just thinking about it compels you to train extra harder ASAP. If you catch yourself slacking off or thinking of skipping a workout today, just think about how close you are to reaching your goal (no matter how lofty they may seem at the moment) if you go ahead and show up at the gym.
These are just some suggestions on how you can trick yourself to get up and take your workouts more seriously. Keep in mind that you only have one body and no one else can exercise for you so keep yourself motivated. Your fitness goals are more attainable than you think – with the right mind set.