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A simple but effective way to motivate yourself to exercise regularly

Samantha Green

You will never believe how many people are not motivated enough or simply don’t know how to get out of the daily laziness that makes them miss their workout routine.

Do you feel lazy, tired, or gaining weight? Do you look at yourself and think that you look like a couch potato? Just don’t worry, and look for ways that help you get smart.

Do you know how to lose weight and stay healthy in this monotonous routine?

 According to universal health care, it is simple. Just follow a routine that includes physical activity or exercise.

  We all know that being active and exercising is a therapy for our body, mind, and soul. It is a magical thing that improves blood circulation in our body and strengthens our hearts. It increases the flow of oxygen in the body due to the risk of many serious diseases becoming low. 

 The problem is we are too lazy to start the exercise. And eventually, when you start, we lose the interest to continue. We get demotivated and quit so early. Yes, it is tough to get started, but there are several ways by which you can keep yourself motivated.

People often think that exercise is about staying in the gym for hours and keeping everything behind. Well, the idea of staying in the gym for hours and hours is wrong.

You only have to spend 20-25 minutes, and those minutes should be productive by all means. Give a gradual start, and later increase your number of minutes when you see a handsome amount of progress in your workout.

 When you keep your workout low-key at the start, it does not make you feel tired. Laziness in a gym is common, but that does not mean you have to quit half away. 

You have to stay motivated to achieve your goals. Also, you have to take good care of your diet while doing exercise because a healthy diet is a must while doing a workout.

Keep a check on your diet and make sure that it is healthy enough. When you eat a protein-rich diet during a workout and exercise routine, you never get restless. 

Here are some other ways by which you can motivate yourself to exercise

Decide the Goals

 As a beginner, set a small and achievable goal because it is a great way to keep yourself motivated. We all know how much we are capable of doing and what is our potential as an individual is?

So, from the first day, for example, give 10 minutes to exercise when you are done with it, keep increasing it gradually. It will help you to keep yourself motivated.

 So try to work for hours every day and work on small and achievable goals.

Read: Examples of Short-Term Fitness Goals

Schedule your Exercise

  Several things can easily eat your time up, like social engagement, appointments, and many households. When you schedule your exercise time and add it up to your calendars, it will be much easier for you to follow. And this will keep you remain consistent.

 When we commit something, it becomes our priority, and running away from that makes us guilty. So, schedule everything like when and where it will help you keep yourself motivated.

Change is always good

 Can we eat the same thing daily? Or can we watch the same TV show on repeat or read the same book daily? Then how can we always do the same exercise daily?

 There is a large number of exercises which we can do. Despite this, we can also choose different places like parks, beaches, gardens or other soothing places. When you try new places and do a new exercise, you never get bored. You can search for suitable places, and with time, you will get to know more amusing options.

Set a Music Playlist 

 Music is something that can change your mind in seconds, and we all are aware of this fact. You can add music to your exercise time to motivate yourself because it is the best time to enjoy your playlist. 

Fast music, like hip-hop, and beatboxing are the best options music options for gym and exercise. They can alleviate your mood if you feel low. You can listen to elijah blue allman, to motivate yourself and will enjoy your workout. Keep making changes to your playlist, so you don’t get bored of the same songs you play regularly.

Find a workout mate

  Having a friend to go with for the workout is the best. Find an exercise partner who motivates you and vice versa.  Going with a friend who can spend the time with you by doing chit-chat also helps you a lot. 

Exercises like aerobic classes, running or cycling can be more fun when you have someone to enjoy along. Getting a workout partner is beneficial because when you feel low, you get motivated by them. He or she helps you when you are bored and vice versa.

Give yourself a reward

 Do work out based on your goals, and by the end of each goal, reward yourself with something you love. It could be a cheat meal, a small trip, shopping, or anything else depending from person to person. Just remember your treat must not include the food with high calories, or it will undo your struggle.

Read: 5 Good Reasons to Ditch the Gym, Yet Stay Fit…


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