How to motivate yourself to workout daily

How to motivate yourself to workout daily

There’s a rule of consistency in fitness. But the truth is working out is tough, and you can even fail to be consistent. All you need to do is motivate yourself to exercise every day. But how can you find that motivation to workout?

Most people workout because they are looking for results for their bodies either loosing weight or having a nice physique. That’s all fine and healthy.

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But there are things that you must consider first;

  • Perseverance. Exercise for change needs time. You won’t change in two days. It is a process. It takes months even years. Just depends on how you tolerate.

It goes hand in hand with consistency. If you are consistent, to tell you the truth you will workout all your life.

  • Love your body. Don’t exercise because people think you are too fat, or they say you don’t look good in some clothes, or maybe a partner or a friend doesn’t like you that way. Workout because of you.
How to motivate yourself to workout daily

If you do that for someone else, you will punish your body. You won’t love yourself. You are going to fulfil someone else’s wish and maybe might not even love your new self. Do it for yourself and your health. To protect your body from lifestyle diseases like cancer.

Remember you need to be health to work and live well.

  • One last thing. Have fun. Love what you do. A very good example is the female bodybuilders. If they listened to other people (that girls must be slim) they would not be doing what they love.

Workout and make sure it is what makes you feel good. There is a lot to do. Yoga, boxing, martial arts, go to the gym or home based. Do what the hell makes you happy.

I guess if you are reading this post, you are trying to look on how you can motivate yourself because you love working out. Or you are interested to start to exercise.

Well, welcome on board, friend. I’ll share with you my ways and you can tell me yours on the comments. Here is how can you find your motivation to workout.

Ways to motivate yourself to workout.

I’m a home based exerciser and I work out in my room. I don’t go to the gym or have a fitness coach. I’m my own gym. That doesn’t matter right? We all want some motivation.

1. Have music around.

Almost everyone uses this. Music has a lot of healing effects to our brains. When you use music, that feeling of tiredness, muscle hurting and stress fades off.

Have it in your phone or mp3 player where you can connect it to your headphone, earphones or just have it loud on your radio. You have it done, exercise well.

2. Use a partner to work out.

Every one has those lazy days. There is a time when you don’t want to work out. You are like oh! Maybe Tomorrow. Today I’m damn tired. The next day, well I’ll start on Monday. I do that a lot.

Once I had this friend who thought she had a big belly and talked me into starting to exercise cause I’m a bit fatter( that’s never been a problem). We did it.

If you don’t have a partner, you should consider applying to a fitness program which will be easier. If you can’t find one, try this program by Brett Hoebel. It is easier to understand and practice.

A bit of encouragement works better. What you need to have is a person who enjoys to do the exercises that you do, and is ready to be your partner in exercise. Then you are ready to go.

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Ps. Don’t take a lazy one. You won’t be consistent.
Have a planned schedule.

3. Have a planned schedule

If you just expect to work out when you have free time, you will fail and never workout. Plan it. Give it enough as you would to a meal time.

It doesn’t have to be long, maybe thirty minutes to an hour so you won’t get bored. Unless fitness is your job like for the fitness trainers or sports people.

Put a timer to remind you. Put a vision board with the exercises that you want to do each day. Don’t forget a rest day though.

4. Change the working out space.

Our minds have the tendency to get used to a surrounding. So in turn we get bored. To avoid that try to change the place you use for work out.

Go jogging outdoors, hit the gym or just stay indoors. This helps to give you enough morale to enjoy working out more.

5. Change your techniques

In fact this is the most important motivation to workout. Don’t change your environment only, even the exercises that you do.

You can start in a low pace then later increase the intensity and the time. Example for a simple plank to be beneficial start at thirty minutes then keep adding thirty minutes every day to add the effect. Also try something you never done before. If you do cardio everyday try weightlifting or yoga some other days. Have fun.

If you can not change, try to blend it in to your exercises. You could start with running a few meters, jogging, or skipping a rope. Do it as a warm up to your workouts.

6. Observe changes of yourself.

Have you ever seen those photos on Instagram with before and after. Some are unrealistic and edited. Others are real.

But if you want to see if they are real, try it on yourself. Take pictures of your progress, use a tape measure or observe yourself from a mirror. You will see how much you’ve change. And this will motivate you to continue seeing changes.

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However, it is not recommended to do this daily. Like I said before, to develop a new you is a process. So don’t get broken if you don’t see anything the first few months. Just be consistent. That’s all.

If you want to see changes fast, you have to also change your habits to healthy ones like eating a lot of fruits and eating healthy foods in correct proportions, a research study by society of endocrinology show limitations of food increases the motivation to exercise. Drink a lot of water and sleep well to give your mind some rest.

7. Include recovery workouts

If you are the type of person who does exercise according to a timer, then I’ll assume the exercise must be intense. This workout routine is most likely to make your body sore and tired that you would feel like skipping the next day.

To save yourself do include recovery exercises in your workout plan. This will help to relieve the muscle from the tension and it will reduce the intensity of your activity.

Good examples of these exercises are a bit of stretching, yoga, and other light workouts. This course has incorporated all workouts that you will need for a smooth recovery. The exercise in this course will not only help to make you stable but also remove your growth plateau and help you build your muscles.

If you would love to add yoga in your workout routine, this program will help you as a beginner. It is guided by yoga experts who will take you through all yoga poses to relieve your muscles.

8. Active recovery days.

The body needs enough time to recover from the intense exercise, just like how you rest to help your brain.

In your routine make sure you have a day to rest. This will keep you more motivated because you will help your body heal and gain energy for other rounds of workouts.

Wrapping up!

Now you know the key motivation tips to workout. The only way to keep you going down the road is to continue motivating yourself, manage your time very well and strictly follow everything on your timetable. Also always be ready to include helpful changes to your workouts. Happy working out!

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This Post Has 23 Comments

  1. Great tips! I am really having a hard time in motivating myself to workout. I will definitely add this to my to do’s.

    1. Thank you Maria for finding this useful.

  2. Great advice! I love how you said, to work out for you, not because of someone else’s opinions. I couldn’t agree more!

    1. True…we should only do what we will be happy about.

  3. Totally agree that having a friend work-out with you is motivating. The time flies by and I hardly notice Iโ€™m exercising because Iโ€™m too busy talking at the same time! Love your tip to make sure your friend isn’t a lazy one, lol!

    1. Absolutely!

  4. Love this post! Very motivating ๐Ÿ˜› My partner and I love a good workout but when we feel unmotivated we help each other out by doing a partner workout ๐Ÿ™‚ Definitely having a plan in place first and some pumping music! Great tips ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks..its good to have a way that works for you.

  5. My husband is my workout partner, and we are home-based. The hardest part for me is sticking to a scheduled time. Thanks for the list!

    1. Thanks for reading too! Hope you be able to manage your time well.

  6. Great tips to get motivated to exercise. My dog’s my motivation to workout, she will whine all day otherwise, haha!

    1. Wow! I never had a dog. Good for you if it works.

  7. Great tips! Very motivating! People need to hear this more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Amanda for passing by. Hope that helps.

  8. I love this! I’m getting back into a steady workout routine right now and playing music, acknowledging even the slightest physical changes, and sticking to an easy schedule are doing wonders. I’ve also had to acknowledge why I experienced mental hurdles to begin with, which has helped tremendously in adjusting my mindset and following through on my workout commitments.

    1. Working out is very beneficial for health. Don’t stop and see changes.

  9. I love how you shared on this part of working out because itโ€™s the most common difficulty! My favorite point was about changing techniques, that way it wonโ€™t become a drudgery and working out will be easier.

  10. Nice

  11. Great tips, thank you! We all have different ways to stay motivated and it is helpful to see the tools you use!

  12. Love these tips! So important to find ways to stay motivated. Love the variety you walk through here. Thanks for sharing!

  13. Such a perfectly timed post for me! I am in the fight to get up and do it every single day… even when it hurts.

  14. Just in time when I need a motivational workout post. Thank you for the tips, will apply it and I hope it will work on me.

  15. I really needed this post because working out 3 times a week is a goal of mine for 2020, but it is very difficult to get myself to do it. I have never really been a fan of exercising, yet I know how important it is. I will definitely be utilizing the tips you have given in order to reach my fitness goal. Thanks so much for sharing!

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