Readers of my blog will know that I am a keen runner and love exercise. But what about home exercise at home for those that don’t like running?
Exercising at home is very convenient, but it can also be very challenging. You are going to be your own fitness boss, and this is often the problem, as finding motivation is sometimes extremely difficult. So, how do you make sure you are motivated to workout and reach your fitness goals? Here are some suggestions…
Wear your workout clothes
If possible, you should put your workout clothes on as soon as you wake up. This will make sure you are ready to exercise and will increase your chances of doing so considerably. Plus, working out in the morning is better because after a hard day at work or looking after the kids, the last thing you are going to want to do is exercise.
You will find great motivation to get fit by teaming up with your friend. This does not mean that you have to exercise together – unless, of course, you want to do exercise sessions at each other’s houses. However, you can both keep tabs on each other. Track your progress and keep each other accountable.
Jot down some goals (make sure they are achievable)
There have been numerous studies that have proven that people are more likely to reach their goals if they write them down. Why? Because it makes you more accountable! However, you need to ensure that your goals are achievable. Don’t set yourself up for failure by setting goals that you simply cannot reach, that’s the last thing you want to do.
Make sure you have a good selection of equipment
Struggling for motivation because of boredom is common so it is important to have a varied selection of home gym equipment. This does not mean you need to spend a fortune and create your own mini gym. You can commit to buying a new piece of gym equipment every month. Or, if you are buying something big and expensive, for example, a treadmill, you can obviously spread out the buying schedule a bit further!
Bargain with yourself
If you are having one of those days whereby you really do not want to workout, why not commit to a much smaller workout instead? You could commit to a 15-minute workout. If you still feel terrible and don’t want to continue, then fine. But, if you can manage another 15 minutes, do it. More often than not, you will find that you end up having a complete workout session.
You should be able to find the motivation you need to reach your fitness goals if you follow these tips I have presented above. This is not going to make it a breeze at all times. You will still find those moments whereby you really cannot be bothered to workout. However, with a varied workout routine and the right attitude, you can make sure you don’t fall off track.
Thanks for reading.