Motivated for a Workout

How To Get Motivated For A Workout

We all know that working out regularly is the ultimate way to get fit, lose weight, and enhance our strength. Finding the motivation to go to those workouts though can be the difficult part. Once you’re there, you’re doing great, however getting there can be the struggle! So here are some great tips on how to get motivated for a workout, and get fit and healthy for the long term.

Get Motivated to Workout

Reward Yourself

For some people, the goal of being healthier and losing weight is enough to get them out of bed on a rainy, dark morning and push them to go for a run or make it to the gym for a workout or class. For others that vague kind of goal is just not enough. That’s why setting up a real reward system for hitting targets can be the best way to motivate yourself to get this stuff done. The reward should be something tangible, but it shouldn’t be something that will undo all the good that went with working out. So a healthy, delicious smoothie is a great idea or an episode of your favorite TV show. What’s not ideal is telling yourself that you can order a huge pizza or eat a massive chocolate bar once you reach a certain weight, lose a specific number of calories, or work out for a set amount of time! Keep it sensible, and those rewards will push you onwards.

Sign A Commitment Contract

Making a promise to yourself is fine, but it’s usually only the dedicated people who keep those promises, the kinds of people who probably didn’t need to make the promise to work out regularly in the first place because they were going to do it anyway! If a promise to yourself seems as though it’s going to fall by the wayside, then make a promise to a friend instead. You can even sign a commitment contract, which might say that you owe them $5 for every class missed, or every day you don’t exercise, for example. Whatever it is, pledging something to someone else makes it much easier to keep that promise. After all, no one wants to be seen to fail; it becomes a matter of pride (and possibly cost)!

Boost Your Fitness

If one of the reasons you lack the motivation to go and get fitter is that you feel too unhealthy to even begin, you could look at ways to boost your fitness so that you feel more confident in getting out there. One way to do that would be to take Sportsfuel bodybuilding supplements. There are many different types, including supplements that will increase fat burning or add muscle. Depending on what your ultimate goal is, you can pick a supplement that will give you the ability to do better; this will get you results, which are a great motivator by themselves.

Positive Thinking

For those who already practice positive thinking on a daily basis, the benefits are clear. If you’ve yet to discover how changing your mindset can change everything else, including your health and how you feel about life in general, then it’s time to at least look into this. Your mind is a powerful tool, and if used right, it can affect everything else, including your physical body. If you think you’re going to get fitter, and you really believe it, you’ll do it and be motivated to continue!

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• Meet the Author • Dr. Lawrence Kindo


I am a Medical Professional with a passion for writing, blogging, playing, computers, and of course patient care. My writing in this medical blog will reflect my passion, and you are welcome to be a part of this venture. This medical blog is a tribute to all the great medical pioneers, and to the ultimate source of wisdom, God.


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