How Do You Motivate Yourself To Exercise?

Motivate Yourself To Exercise

When is the best time to exercise? Today! However, if you don’t feel as motivated as you should be, it can be tough to get up when the couch can be very tempting. But if you want to be serious about losing weight, you cannot continue imagining you are eating those cheese curls as soon as you are down to your ideal weight. The classic of tips is to find yourself a workout partner and you can driver each other to get up and work out. Or you could set a deadline, base it on a social pressure, sign up for the running program. These tips do work, but you’ve heard them before. If they didn’t get you to start working out, what will?

Tip 1: Experience a good exercise and remember that.

Memory is one of the best ways to enhance exercise motivation. If you enjoyed the last exercise experience you had, you will be more likely to want to exercise again. Every time you think about not going, just remember the feeling you had when you submitted yourself to exercise. The more that you are prompted to remember, the more that you will want to exercise. Listening to music might help trigger the wanting to exercise again. Any of these songs can trigger good memories and while you are at it, you’d be reminded that exercise makes a lot of difference in one’s life.

Tip 2: Don’t go for exercise, instead be motivated to play sports

People get into sports not to lose weight. They get into it for the excitement and the fun that it brings. Not to mention that every game feels like a new adventure. When you compare these reasons to the reason why you are exercising, the focus is totally different. Exercise is focused on weight loss, appearance and even stress management. Be motivated to get into sports and focus on what makes you feel excited and happy. With these intrinsic motivations in mind, losing weight doesn’t have to be all that boring.

Tip 3: Don’t stand beside the fittest person in the gym.

They won’t inspire you. They will only make you feel like a real loser. Remind yourself that you enrolled in the gym, because you want to do something about your extra weight and not to look good even after hours working out. Some people may look perfect even after spending hours in the gym, but that’s not the goal. Your goal is to shed off the extra pounds that you have and not to look good. It is the good feeling that you get after working out that really matters. If your idea of a body image is to look good even after working out, then you’ve got serious issues you need to settle.
Get yourself motivated to exercise and there will be no day that you wouldn’t want to work out. Perhaps even after you have pulled down your weight to what you think is ideal, you’d be surprised that you still want to continue working out. By then, you would have fallen in love with exercise, just because it makes you happy.