How to Get Motivated to Workout

We know you want to exercise. You really do, but somehow you can’t find the motivation to actually do the workout as often as you want or at all. Life gets in the way; you’ve had a long day at work and have more things to do at home, and what about your social life? It’s not easy, but there are ways to motivate yourself for a workout. After all, working out will make you more energized and help you deal with everything else better, so it makes sense to make it a priority.

Plan Your Workouts

It’s not enough to say that you want to exercise three times per week; you need to put those workouts in your calendar and actually block the needed time to do them. Let’s say you have half an hour to get to the gym, an hour for the workout, and half an hour back. Be realistic with yourself and plan those 2 hours when you don’t need to be somewhere else.

Change Workouts

If you find yourself avoiding workouts, it may be time to try something new. There’s no bad option as long as it keeps you active.

Exercise With Friends

If you can exercise together with a friend, you’ll achieve two things: some social time with a person you know and like and the feeling of commitment to someone else so you’re less likely to bail.