Get motivated to work out now! Working 40+ hours a week, making time for friends, family, and relationships, and trying to incorporate a workout schedule can be tough. If only Wonder Woman (by the way, doesn’t Gal Gadot kill it at being Wonder Woman?) could loan us her super powers every now and then!
It can be hard trying to balance work life, personal life, and everything in between, but as the old saying goes if it comes easy it isn’t worth keeping. If your schedule is as busy as ours, check out these great tips to get you motivated to work out around your schedule.
Time It Right and Get Your Plan on Paper
Getting motivated is the first step, but the hardest all in the same breathe. Having to pull your self together after sitting in traffic all day can be hard. Start by getting a journal and writing out your workout plan. After visually seeing what you plan to do, it will help motivate you mentally.
In some cases, knowing your work out before you actually do it can help your time management for other activities you might want to add for the day. You can also try working out in the morning. It may be tough to get up an hour early, but you will feel much more productive during the day with a morning workout.
Try a Class
Joining a group fitness class is always motivating. You are no longer working out by yourself, but with a whole group of people who have the same goal in mind – to get fit! Finding a class close to work or on the way home is always nice because you won’t have to go out of your way to workout. Being a part of a group holds you accountable, especially if you make a commitment to be there. Accountability is a huge motivator – or enforcer, however you want to look at it. If you do decide to try a fitness class, be sure to read the Gym Class Etiquette article for some rules to follow.
Work Out at Home
Working out at home is convenient, cheaper than buying a gym membership. A quick run around the block, or using the gym in your apartment complex is always a plus. Getting workout DVDs is another great way to get motivated. You are in the comfort of you own home, and you wont have to deal with traffic, or figuring out where you threw your workout clothes. It’s the best of both worlds! Check out our tips for creating a gym at home for the least amount of money in the Workout Workarounds article.
Motivating yourself can be tough, but don’t give up on yourself! Working out is essential to your mind, body and overall health. Try grabbing some friends or doing your own thing. Make it an integral part of your routine so you can get to the point where you can’t function without it! Have you ever been faced with trying to motivate yourself to hit the gym? What pushed you to go or kept you at home? Share your workout motivations by leave a comment below!