Do you struggle to pump yourself up for a workout? Are you the type who would rather sprawl out on the couch after a long day’s work instead of going to get nasty and sweaty? I’ve got the remedy.
You aren’t the only one. There are tons of people out there who wake up motivated in the morning thinking “I’m going to get in a major gym session after work today!” But then the time comes for them to wrap up their day and the gym is the furthest thing from their mind.
1. A Dollar Can Go A Long Way
This little tip is a pretty common motivator that can be used for many different situations and is ideal for this topic. Grab yourself a jar and each time you either lose a pound or make it through a workout, put a dollar in your jar! After a few months, you’ll have a good little bit of cash stored up and can reward yourself! You can buy a new outfit, take yourself and a friend out for a nice dinner, or put the money towards something you have been holding off on buying.
2. Make Plans With A Friend
Who doesn’t like hanging out and catching up with friends? Even better, who doesn’t like to get fit AND hang out with friends at the same time? Studies show that those who make plans in advanced to meet a friend at the gym or for a workout, are more likely to follow through with their plans. So make a workout date with your best friend so that you can mingle and keep your promise to yourself about becoming more fit and healthy!
3. Lay Out An Outfit
I bet you, just like millions of other people in the world, have a pair of jeans or a shirt you haven’t been able to fit in for a few years now. That article of clothing just sits in your closet or dresser drawer while you look at it every now and then and tell yourself “one day.” Make one day happen and don’t just talk about it! Try hanging up the shirt, pants, or bikini on your bedroom or closet door. Somewhere you’ll see it each day and it can serve as a reminder to you every day of why it’s important for you to get in that workout – so that you can strut your stuff in those clothes again!
4. Put Up Pictures
This is probably one of my favorite motivational tools for health and fitness changes. I have personally used this method myself and have suggested it to many of my clients who went on to see great success after trying it out. Unless you are the luckiest person on the planet, there has probably been a pretty terrible and unflattering picture that has been taken of you at some point…one that makes you really disgusted with yourself each time that you see it. Use that picture for motivation! Put it up on your fridge or your pantry door to remind you that you need to make healthy eating choices. Put it up on your bathroom mirror or in your car – somewhere so that it will be seen multiple times a day, so that it encourages you to get to your butt to the gym!
YOU CAN DO IT!
At Gold’s Gym, we strive to constantly encourage and motivate our members and clients. We want to provide you with the best advice that we can so that you can reach your goals and feel as confident as possible! Come give us a try!