5 Ways to Increase Motivation in Your Workouts

This is a guest post by Jack Fleming, an avid runner who has competed in numerous marathons and other races across the country over the past 20 years. That experience inspired him to create Treadmill Talk, a comprehensive treadmill review site that helps individuals find the ideal machine for their needs.

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Losing your will, determination and focus to workout may happen. It is actually normal, especially if you see little improvements.

The result of working out is not instant; it takes time before you can see actual progress or huge improvements.

But, is it really fair to just stop or minimize the frequency of your workouts? Maybe not.

Do not ever lose the determination of your workouts, first for your health, second your welfare, and third – for a beautiful body. You have no right to regress your workout; you have no right to just let your emotions overpower your motivation to workout.

If things are really not working your way, it is time that you try these tips to keep your motivation up high and enjoy your workout:

1. Set Realistic Goals.

Set only what you think is reachable; do not go beyond the limit or beyond what is possible.

Setting impossible goals will just lead you to failure, thus making you more demotivated to workout.

If your goals are realistic, and once achieved, you surely would feel more motivated.

Do not go too far in terms of your goals either. The more you achieve the goals you set, the more you want to go even further.

2. Break the Routine and Try A New Exercise.

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Something that will make you feel bored, actually applicable to all, is if you do routines over and over again.

Not changing routines will make you feel bored. As a result, going to the gym will not give you any excitement at all.

Try a new exercise once in a while; this will let you feel more excited. Going out of the usual things you regularly do will surely boost your motivation back. Get yourself excited to do new workouts to give yourself a good push as you hit the gym or hit the mat.

3. Ditch Your Jogging Or Treadmill Once In A While.

Jogging and running on a treadmill are two of the basics of working out, which is why people tend to do it every day (however, that is advisable and recommended).

Just to feel excited going back to your treadmill or jogging, try to remove this out of your regular or everyday workout routine once in a while. Something that you do every day or regularly will not make you look forward doing it.

Try to intentionally eliminate it from your regular routine and let your body look for it. The next day, you would surely feel enthusiastic about jogging or exercising on your treadmill and enjoy your workout.

4. Do Not Work Out Alone, Get a Companion.

You can do it sometimes if you wish, but having someone with you is definitely a better way to increase your motivation and excitement to hit the mat.

5. Stay Inspired By Subscribing to a Fitness Blog.

Reading success stories will surely boost your motivation. If they can do it, you can do it as well.

Subscribing to different blogs and reading write-ups from people who are with you in terms of achieving a healthier and sexy body, will let you be inspired and motivated even more.

On the other hand, sharing your experiences and bragging about your achievements, could somehow help you get motivated and see more progress quickly.

Make use of the best treadmill, a good ambiance, cheerful friends, good reading materials and more. Find all possible ways to boost your motivation to work out, which is your key to achieving a healthy body inside and out.

What about you? How do you stay motivated to do your daily workout?

See also:

How to Get Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like It
The Ultimate Fitness Guide for Newbies
Approach Fitness Like a Video Game and Start Leveling Up
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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

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