3 Ways to Get Motivated for the Gym

“I’ll go to gym starting next Monday”

“…next month”.

“…the 1st of January”.

There’s always something better to do than work your body out at the gym, and there’s always this idea, in the back of your head, that you will “start going to the gym” at a later date.

And even when you do go to the gym, it rarely lasts for more than a few days – a couple of weeks at most.

We are more than certain that these scenarios sound more than familiar to most of you out there – so we thought you could use a bit of motivation.

How to inspire your own self for the gym? We have gathered 3 essential tips for you – so read on and find out more.

Reward yourself

The best way to motivate yourself to go to the gym?

Perhaps unsurprisingly, it’s not about surrounding yourself with perfect ab pictures, nor is it about a magical number you have to keep in mind (weightloss, muscle gain, and so on).

It’s about finding something you genuinely like doing and only allowing yourself to do it during the gym hours.

It could be a list of movies you always wanted to see, but never have the time.

It could be a bunch of songs you absolutely love, but don’t want to over-listen to because you’re afraid that you might end up feeling saturated with them.

It could even be a podcast, an audiobook, a special show – anything of the kind.

Allow yourself to do these things when you’re pedaling at the gym and you will feel much more motivated to go there (and return on a recurrent basis, of course).

Cheat day

This is one of the most popular self-motivators when it comes to going to the gym.

If you’re nice all week and you do your workouts, you could allow yourself a day of eating everything and anything you want. All the ice cream, pizza, and cheesecake really doesn’t sound that bad – right?

Sure, you might slow down your weight loss/ muscle gain process a bit. But doing this will help you:

  1. Stay motivated;
  2. Stay sane (especially if you used to live quite an unhealthy lifestyle until now)

 Make yourself accountable

Join a fitness group on Facebook, get an app, bring a friend!

Humans are very social animals – and they usually feel accountable when they share their plans with anyone else. The minute you make your commitment to the gym public is the minute you don’t want to allow yourself to be defeated in the eyes of everyone who saw/heard your promise.

Of course, these are just 3 of the things you can do to motivate yourself to work out more. There are many others – because each and every one of us is different, and we’re motivated by different things.

Find your major motivator and use it to help yourself work more! But most importantly, have fun and smile in the process – working out is truly one of the best things you can do for your body, for your mind, for your productivity levels, for your career, and even for your finances!

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