As it’s the beginning of a New Year, many people New Year's resolution is to become more active by making working out as part of their daily routine.
Starting a new healthy routine is hard itself but keeping up with it is even harder.
For a lot of people, their New Year's resolution to lose weight or start leaving a healthy life might be deemed to fail.
As with time, the motivation for doing something fades away and their new quest is met with failure. In this blog, we will share a few ways to hold on to your motivation to exercise.
Firstly, ask yourself what makes exercise fun for you. What are the things that motivate you and keeps you focused on your workout?
Work out with a friend:
Exercise becomes more enjoyable when you do it together with a friend.
Find a friend who is down to work out with you, and most probably won’t skip gym dates.
Set goals and schedule your workout:
It’s hard to stay motivated if you don’t have a certain goal and time to plan for it.
Setting a goal that you want to accomplish by scheduling the time to help you stay motivated.
Don’t push yourself to the point of injury! One of the most important things in living a healthy lifestyle is patience and consistency.
The change will not come overnight. The change will come with time gradually with consistent hard work and effort.
Listen to music:
Listening to the music not only kills boredom while working out but also improves the quality of your workout.
Hype yourself with some upbeat, high energy music. It can give you a boost up to get through your workout.
The lyrics or catchy rhythm of motivational music inspires you to exercise longer or work harder during your exercise routine.
Try different exercise:
Motivation slowly fades away if you don’t bring change in your workout routine. So come up with a new workout routine and try new exercise so that you don’t get bored.
Walk one day, run another, try different sports, try different aerobics and weight machine.
Place of working out:
Your environment can play a major rule in how well you focus on your workout routine.
If you like going to the gym, then go to them as often as you can. If you don’t like working out in a crowded place where you get distracted by other people, try investing in videos or workout equipment and do your workout at home.
If you prefer working outdoors than plan a workout program around outdoor activity.
To make working out a part of your lifestyle, you may need to occasionally come up with new and fun ways to exercise.
Just keep your end goal in mind; better health, fitness, and happiness will come if you keep enjoying what are you doing.