Hi guys! So, I’ve recently been trying to get a but more motivated to do some exercise-and to be honest, its not going so well! So, in an attempt to get a bit more active I’ve looked up some motivational tips and I thought I’d share them with you today! Also, these tips are mostly supposed to be for exercise but they could easily be applied to anything you are trying to motivate yourself to do at the moment!
The first tip I picked up was to turn your everyday life into a workout. The best example of this is your commute. Whether that is walking, cycling, running or whatever else you could think of it will turn in to your everyday habit and you won’t even have to think about it! Plus, if you are worried about not being able to wash when you get there, why not take public transport there and run or walk back?
Making sure that you enjoy the way you workout is vital if you want to stay motivated. So I know this may sound a little obvious but I find that people can often forget this. Don’t push yourself to be part of the cricket team if you hate cricket or go along to a class that you’d rather not be at. Keep working to find a sport or workout you love and don’t give up. Pop along to taster sessions at clubs and gyms and with any luck you’ll find something that suit you!
My next one won’t work for everyone but I figured it would be a good idea to share it with you anyway, and that is to invest in some nice workout clothes. A lot of people seem to find it easier and more appealing to work out if they have a nice outfit to do it in. I know this might sound stupid, but various people have told me it helps! Also, picking up new clothes doesn’t have to break the bank-there are plenty of places that sell inexpensive yet still nice, bright and colourful clothes so have a hunt around and see what you can find!
I find things a lot more appealing when I know I will be doing them with people I love to be around. So why not organise a weekly run with your friends? Or set-up a lunchtime club at your work or school? And if you don’t already know people who would want to work-out, then sign up to a local gym class! I know working out in public can be scary for some people at first but hopefully as you improve and get to know people more you’ll be able to relax! Also, if you have other people to do your activity with, then you are less likely to avoid it, as you will be letting other people down!
Setting yourself achievable goals is key in an effective workout plan. Don’t challenge yourself to run a marathon in a months time-you’ll only end up injuring yourself or dropping out! Learn to build yourself up and don’t get impatient and be tempted to push yourself too far if you are not seeing improvements straight away. Over time, you will see changes-and remember that not all your progress will be physical, from getting fitter you should start to feel happier and healthier too!
Finally, it’s important to make your workouts interesting and mix things up a bit from time to time. If you do the exact same 20 minute core routine every week, you will begin to get bored and lack enthusiasm. I f you want, you can sign up to a random class every month or so to give you some inspiration, but if you are more of a stay at home exerciser, then I would say YouTube is your best friend! There are tons of different routines to have a go at so you are bound to find one that suits you!
I hope this was helpful for you guys, and if you’re trying to get motivated too then keep me updated with your progress or which tips worked for you in the comments section!
Thanks for reading,
(Sorry that this weeks post is coming to you on a Sunday! I’m very busy tomorrow and don’t have the time to upload!)
Thanks to the super helpful websites I used for this post: