Have you ever felt like skipping your workout because you don’t feel like doing it? We’ve all been there. Motivation is one of the biggest obstacles to overcome when working out. It’s easy to get excited about exercising when you first start, but it can be challenging to maintain that motivation over time. Fortunately, there are several mind games that you can play to get yourself motivated and excited about your next workout.
- Remember Why You Started
One of the most effective mind games to get motivated for your workout is to remember why you started in the first place. Think about the goals you set for yourself, both short-term and long-term. Remind yourself of your progress so far and how much closer you are to achieving those goals. Focus on the positive changes you’ve experienced, such as increased energy, improved mood, and better sleep. By reflecting on your initial motivation and progress, you can reignite your passion for working out and push yourself to continue on your fitness journey.
- Set Realistic Goals
Setting goals is an essential part of staying motivated. However, it’s important to set realistic goals that you can achieve. If you set too difficult or unrealistic goals, you’re setting yourself up for failure. Instead, set small, achievable goals to help you build momentum and feel a sense of accomplishment. As you build strength and endurance, you can gradually increase the duration and intensity of your workouts.
- Show Up
One simplest yet most effective way to stay motivated for your workout is to simply show up. Commit to showing up and doing something even when you don’t feel like exercising or lack motivation. This could mean walking or a light jog, doing a few stretches, or even some light yoga. By showing up and doing something, you’re keeping the momentum going and not allowing yourself to fall into a rut. Remember, any movement is better than no movement, and by showing up consistently, you’ll build a healthy habit that will keep you motivated in the long run.
- Reward Yourself
Rewarding yourself for reaching your fitness goals can be a great motivator. Set up a system of rewards for yourself that will encourage you to stick with your workout routine. For example, you might treat yourself to a massage or a new pair of workout shoes when you reach a milestone. Or, reward yourself with a night out with friends after completing a particularly challenging workout.
- Track Your Progress
Tracking your progress can be a great motivator. When you see the progress that you’re making, you’ll feel more motivated to keep going. Keep a journal or use an app to track your workouts and progress. You can track the duration and intensity of your workouts, the number of reps or sets you’re doing, and how you feel before and after your workouts. Seeing your progress on paper or your phone screen can be a powerful motivator.
- Mix It Up
Doing the same workout every day can get boring quickly. Mix up your workouts to keep things interesting and challenging. Try different types of exercises, such as running, lifting weights, or doing yoga. You can also switch up the duration and intensity of your workouts. For example, you might do a short, intense workout one day and a longer, less intense workout the next day. Mixing up your workouts can help you avoid boredom and keep you motivated.
- Use Positive Self-Talk
Finally, positive self-talk can be a powerful motivator. When you’re feeling unmotivated, try to reframe your thoughts more positively. Instead of thinking, “I don’t feel like working out,” try to think, “I know that exercising will make me feel better, and I’ll be proud of myself for doing it.” When you use positive self-talk, you’ll feel more confident and motivated to get started.
Staying motivated to work out can be challenging but essential for achieving your fitness goals. Using these clever mind games, you can get excited about your next workout and stay motivated over the long term. Try them out and see which ones work best for you. With a little bit of effort and a lot of determination, you can stay motivated and achieve your fitness goals.
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I have been weight lifting for over five years but have never had dedicated instruction from a trainer. Chad was able to notice where my form was failing and correct it immediately. He also guided me towards effective exercises so that I could keep achieving my goals and moving up. After a couple of months of working with him I was able to see some great results. Chad knows his stuff!
Chad has been great with not only the types of specialized workouts each session but also with checking in after the sessions. He has a real passion for seeing people make big health changes; which makes it fun. Would highly recommend!
I went to Chad looking to get back in shape and lose weight, which had crept up from working long hours. Chad was super patient and non-judgmental. We started at a level where I would see results but not get so sore or so disappointed at what I could not do it. He focused on what I could do if I pushed myself hard and taught me that step/skill building was an integral part of the process. We also talked about nutrition and self-care. As other reviews have mentioned, he cares about his clients beyond the appointment time, and wants them to make positive change to their lives that will stick. I lost 30+ pounds and I am in the best shape of my life. I have been able to maintain this for 2 years. He taught me how to create a sustainable workout plan. Even during the pandemic I was able to maintain my weight and my fitness level thanks for his frequent check-ins and the solid fitness base we created through his work and fitness mentorship. I highly recommend him!
I started with Chad in August 2020, my first semester of college was cancelled and i needed something active to do. At that point I was a small underweight kid looking to gain muscle and gain weight. I went to Chad 3 times a week until late January 2021. Those 5 months were great, I really enjoyed going to chad and it was the highlight of my week and something I would look forward to going to 3 times every week. Throughout this time Chad has perfected my form on workouts and had a great and unique workout for me everytime. I went in weighing 125 pounds at 5’10 and now I weigh 150 pounds after the five months. Not only did Chad give workouts but he also gave me a diet for me to follow so I could maximize my time with him. He really personalizes workouts for each person. Currently i’m in the best shape of my life and am super confident in my body. GO TO FIT-FACTOR!!