How to Find Motivation for Exercise

It’s easy to be motivated about starting a brand new exercise program. It’s something new, exciting, and you feel like you’re on the right track to achieving your fitness goals. However, after you’ve started your program, the challenge is in maintaining a regular routine and staying and finding the motivation for exercise and to continue working hard. There are some days where you wake up and you just don’t feel like working out. So what are some ways in which you can find the motivation to keep going?

First, think of the reasons why you exercise. Think of all the ways in which exercising makes you feel better both short term and long term. Asides from multiple health benefits, such as decreased risk for cardiovascular disease, obesity, orthopedic problems, osteoporosis, and respiratory disease, exercising will typically give you more energy, and improved self-esteem.

Most of us know about the benefits of exercise, we also know the benefits of eating broccoli, but that is not always enough to persuade us to eat broccoli instead of a chocolate donut. In order to stay motivated to get through your workouts, try looking at what time of day you have the most energy. Maybe it’s in the morning before work, or prior to going home for the evening. When you find a time that allows you to get the most effective workout, make it a routine, that way you’re not always looking to fit exercise in last minute.

If the time of day doesn’t seem to be a limiting factor in your motivation, try to find an exercise buddy. By having someone to workout with consistently, you can help each other stay motivated. You can encourage each other to stay on track and help each other get the most from your workouts.

If you have any tips on how to stay motivated in your workouts, please leave a comment and describe what helps you the most!


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