It’s never easy to keep yourself motivated enough to work out. All of us find ourselves trying really hard to hit the gym, but we’re either bounded by work or the utter inability to getting out of our pajamas. We have a few tips and tricks to help you deal with those inescapable stagnant days.
1. Pick an activity that needs an appointment: While doing a 15-minute workout routine at home might seem convenient but we often find ourselves finding excuses to skip them. Activities like Group fitness, Zumba or kick-boxing need appointments and you will end up treating them like any other commitment.
2. Keep the 15-minute rule: Getting outdoors or to the gym is the hardest part. Commit to a 15-minute rule – promise yourself that even if you don’t feel like exercising, you’ll go for at least 15 minutes. Once you get going, you wouldn’t want to stop your workout mid-way.
3.Get non-food rewards: Trade treating yourself with sweets and swap it with rewards that won’t dissolve your hard work at the gym. Give yourself some me-time with a long shower or an uninterrupted afternoon spent reading. Indulging in me-time is way better than sweets. This way you get your rewards and still are on your goal to a fitter life.
4. Don’t worry about the little cheats: Focus on maintaining a healthy diet, routine and exercising habits. Don’t sweat the occasional treats you cheat with. It is okay to break rules once in a while.
5. Put your phone to good use: Find a picture that best describes your fitness goal and set it as your phone wallpaper– whether it is a picture of a weighing scale with your target weight or someone you look up to. This acts a constant reminder for you to keep in mind what you’re working hard for and also helps you be on track.