Wish you were a gym rat? Wish you’re one of those folks who loves to hit the gym, hit the pavement and, well, HIIT it? Well, researchers have been studying the psychology of motivation for a looong time now, and they’ve learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to making a habit of exercise. Do you want to find out? Try these 3 tips!
1. Connect With Your Why
We are HUGE proponents of finding — and then connecting with — your “why” every day. Why do you want to be healthy and fit? Why do you deserve to make time for workouts? Why are you worth taking care of? Get really honest with yourself and answer those deep questions, and then, every morning, remind yourself of your whys. Finding your deep inner motivation (and everyone’s is a little different!) and keeping it top of mind will go a long way in helping you to not just get motivated, but to stay motivated.
2. Give It Five
Does the idea of an hour . . . or even a 30-minute workout . . . have you saying UGH? Then go with one of our favorite motivational tricks: just commit to five minutes. Yes, five minutes! Hey, you can do anything for five minutes, and often times the hardest part of exercise is just getting started. Once you’re five minutes in, you probably won’t mind going for another five . . . and then another . . . and then another!
3. Grab a Bud
Whether it’s a friend, romantic partner, co-worker or family member, there is power in numbers! And people with workout buddies tend to not only work out more regularly but they also have more fun doing it (okay, so science doesn’t prove that second part, but we know it to be true!).
These are the top 3 tips to help give you the push you need to start working out. There’s more! Read the full article here: https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Fitness-Motivation-Tips-FBG-43431960
Here is another resource you can look into: http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/workout-motivation-tips/
Here’s a related video to keep you motivated:
Are you now motivated to workout?