Whatever the reason may be, there are bound to be days when you don’t feel like working out. You are human after all. However, in order to stay fit, it is vital to maintain your fitness regime. But how do you get off the couch and turn your wishful thinking into action?
Fortunately, psychologists and highly effective exercisers have come up with some awesome strategies to build up the motivation necessary to break out of a slump and get active. Now its time to learn their secrets…
Put on your workout clothes and listen to an upbeat music playlist
Even if there is no chance in hell that you are going to workout, just put on the clothes, lace up the running shoes and blast the beats. Your gear and the music will make it next to impossible to not get up and move.
Tell yourself: “I just have to warm up, then I can go home.”
When your heart says workout but your body says no, tell yourself that you just have to warm up and then you can go home. Odds are, you will follow through with the workout as your endorphins kick in.
Try something new, fun and exciting
When fun and excitement is involved, there is no need for motivation. This is why playing your favourite sport or activity doesn’t feel like working out, but rather just having fun. Instead of sticking to the usual routine, try something that excites you.
Sign up for a hip-hop dance class, join a league team, go rock climbing, or play trampoline dodge ball. By keeping it fresh, fun and exciting, lack of motivation doesn’t stand a chance.