We all know that working out is good for us. So why is it so hard sometimes to get motivated or excited about getting in a workout?
Feeling excited about every single workout isn’t realistic, but it also should be something that you dread all the time. We want your workouts to be something that you look forward to most of the time. And given the right activity, goals, variety, mindset, and people, it’s possible.
Here are a few ways to look forward to your workouts:
1. Find Something You Love
When it comes to how you choose to work out, the activity is entirely up to you. There might be popular trends that get a lot of visibility, but you don’t have to follow these trends. Instead, find something that you love – something that you’ll look forward to making progress in over time.
2. What Would You Like to be Able to Do
Think about something or a few things that you’d like to be able to do. Maybe you want to do a pullup. Or bust out 20 pushups. Or finally run a 5K, half marathon, or marathon. Remember, there aren’t any rules or activities that are off-limits. You decide. If you’re focused on the thing you’d like to be able to do, then you’re more likely to be motivated to put in the work to accomplish it.
3. Mix Things Up
You can mix up your workouts by adding variety to your existing routine or trying something new entirely. By adding variety to your routine, you can help keep yourself out of a future fitness rut. You’ll also avoid hitting a fitness plateau. If you’re not that thrilled with your current routine, then now is the time to try something new. If you’ve been eyeing a different class, give it a try. Keeping variety in your workouts can help you maintain your excitement level to work out.
4. Focus on Your Progress
Setting fitness goals can be motivating. But don’t lose sight of the daily workouts you need to complete to achieve those goals. Staying focused on the process can help keep you in the right mindset to continue working toward your goals. Keep your goal in mind, but don’t be too strict with yourself. Remember that you don’t have to do everything perfectly. Small improvements each day will all add up to future success.
5. Make It Social.
Working out with a group of likeminded people with similar goals and interests is an excellent source of motivation and accountability. Instead of plodding along on a treadmill, turn your workouts into something more social. Get some friends to try a workout class with you, or join a studio and meet some new people.
Burn Collective in Huntsville fuses functional strength, yoga, and pilates movements into an effective workout that you’ll look forward to doing. To learn more about how to get started, contact us today.