Sometimes, building up the motivation to go to the gym can be difficult. Long days, lack of sleep and other activities can get in the way of the inspired attitude necessary to lace up your shoes and head to the gym. Read on to learn three great ways to boost your motivation next time you’re lacking the luster to get up and move!
1. Start Small
Fifteen minutes isn’t a long time, so it’s easier to get motivated for a goal that’s easily met. Tell yourself that you will exercise for 15 minutes, and by the time you hit 15, you might just feel like sticking around the gym for more exercise!
2. Change Into Your Workout Clothes
Once you change your clothes, sometimes the motivation comes easier as you can envision yourself at the gym. Also, it’s easier to tell yourself that you’ve already made one move toward the gym by changing clothes, so you might as well finish strong.
3. Do Something Different
Telling yourself that you will try something new is a definite mental motivator. Your body and mind may be bored with your routine, so taking a new class or changing up your fitness regimen may help add motivation.
To learn more about personal training classes and other ways to stay motivated to hit the gym, call NW Women’s Fitness at 503-287-0655 today!