I know there are a lot of people that have problems with exercising like me.
I’ve always been trying to exercise regularly. But I was never successful. I’ve tried a lot of different ways. I went to the gym. I took an online exercise class. I even tried different sports such as yoga, aerobics, dancing, bodybuilding, Zumba, and every exercise you can think of.
My problem was not sticking to exercise as a lifestyle. I just did for a short time and leave and again after a year or many months, I started. That was hard because when you don’t do something regularly, you won’t come back to track easily.
But if you’re like me, don’t worry. I’m here to tell you about my experiences and help you in this regard.
6 methods I did to boost my exercise motivation
1. I lighten up my goals
The most useful tip, I can say to you is to break your habit into tiny habits. Let me describe it to you.
Imagine you want to do a workout every day. Instead of doing hard exercise every day, set more reasonable, achievable goals, like exercising 20 to 30 minutes two or three times a week.
Just focus on yourself and don’t compare yourself with others. The only one you can be compared is your yesterday version.
2. I always encourage myself for any achievement
You should give yourself a prize for your success. It can be everything. A smile to yourself, a new tracksuit, new sports equipment, a pizza, or anything you want.
3. I try to be strong and never backup
Guys, it’s not important if you couldn’t work out for one or 2 days. Don’t be disappointed and stop continuing. Instead think that it was a break for you and that’s ok. Now you should continue stronger than before.
4. I always track my progress
Chart your workouts. Seeing improvements, whether running faster, doing more reps, or working out more often, makes you want to keep going.
It’s better to have a workout tracker to help you stay on your way.
5. I made it convenient
See which time is better for you to exercise. For me, in the morning before going to work is the best time. Cause after work I’m that much exhausted that I just want to arrive home and sleep. Do not do exercise.
Or I’ve recently figured out that going to the gym is too hard for me. So, now I’m joining an online class for doing exercise.
6. I chose activities that make me feel happy and confident
If your workout is unpleasant or makes you feel clumsy or inept, you’re unlikely to stick with it. Don’t choose activities like running or lifting weights at the gym just because you think that’s what you should do. Instead, pick activities that fit your lifestyle, abilities, and taste.
I was doing aerobics a lot because I thought it was good exercise for losing weight. But I hate it. Now I do a workout that I’m enjoying.
So, that is the end. I know exercising is hard but when you come on the right track you never want to lose it.