How To Stay Motivated To Workout
Everyone knows how busy life can get especially if you have children. You could be juggling a demanding job, children's homework and extra murals, keeping a household running and more. So if things get too hectic you can quite easily skip your workouts. Here are a few ways to keep yourself motivated.
Remember why you started:
There could be a number of different reasons why you started to exercise from trying to lose some of the extra weight you gained whilst pregnant to needing to get active for health reasons. Whatever the case may be keep it in mind and stay focused on achieving your goals.
Don't set overly ambitious goals:
Speaking of goals, it is important to set yourself goals for you to work towards. Short term goals as well as long term. However, make sure you set yourself some achievable ones. As you start seeing results it will motivate you to keep going!
Find an exercise routine you enjoy:
If you hate running but have added it to your exercise routine to run 5km's every second day then the chances are you'll find reasons (or excuses) to not go for that run. Find an exercise that will get your heart rate up and that you really enjoy. You'll look forward to doing it rather than trying to skip it.
Track your progress:
It is very easy to become unmotivated if you are putting in the effort and not seeing the results. Chances are your progress is gradual and you're not noticing it. If your aim is to lose weight then weigh yourself once a week and keep a record of it on a fitness app. There are so many out there to choose from! Alternatively if you are trying to keep fit then use a fitness device to monitor your fitness. Seeing your progress on a graph or table will help you to see that it is all worthwhile.