ONLY DO TYPES OF WORKOUTS YOU ENJOY
You are more likely to stick with something you enjoy. There are so many varieties of fitness workouts so choose something you actually don’t hate.
READ SUCCESS STORIES
Ideally, read success stories of people like you. Fitness motivation can come in a variety of forms, but seeing how people you can relate to have succeeded is one of the best. It helps you really imagine how you can change yourself too.
BE A GOOD EXAMPLE
If you can’t always find the motivation to work out for yourself, consider the example you’re setting for your kids or others. They will see how you make time to take care of yourself. And they’ll get to enjoy you feeling good about yourself instead of being grumpy.
SET A REALISTIC GOAL
Training for a 5K, being able to complete a work out class, or deadlifting 50 pounds are all examples of realistic, specific fitness goals you could set. Make sure your goal is achievable withing a relatively short amount of time. That will inspire you immediately and encourage you keep going.
MAKE IT ABOUT YOUR SANITY, NOT YOUR VANITY
Workout because it helps your mental health, not your waistline. Those endorphins are seriously intoxicating in the very best way. It takes a little while to notice your pants getting looser, but the happiness and pride happen immediately.
REMEMBER WHY YOU STARTED
If you start making excuses about why you can’t workout, think back to why you started in the first place. Was it because you wanted to feel better about yourself, build muscle, or walk up the stairs without stopping to take a break? I bet you still want those things.
JUST DO SOMETHING
Stop waiting until there are some perfect circumstances! It doesn’t have to be Monday, or January, or some other imaginary ‘ideal’ situation for you to start (or re-start) working out. You’re just procrastinating and you know it.