If you’re feeling a little bit out of shape lately but just can’t seem to motivate yourself to go to the gym, you’re not alone. There are many reasons why we put off exercise, whether it’s because we don’t have time, don’t enjoy it or it’s just been too long and we think our bodies are a lost cause, there are plenty of effective ways to motivate. If you’re looking to lose weight and feel great, here are a few tips.
Motivate yourself by looking at pictures of people who look fit, confident and happy. When you’re searching for an excuse not to work out, merely look at one of these pictures and consider the fact that you’re not going to change your physicality unless you put in the work.
Enroll in a gym. If you’re paying to exercise, you’re more likely to get your money’s worth.
Make sure your exercise goals are realistic. If you set them too high you may be setting yourself up for disappointment or failure. Instead, set them on the low side of the scale, that way when you achieve them you feel great and your successes will begin to add up creating a culture of success.
Organize a group of friends or family members to exercise with you once a week. You may be more likely to honor your workout commitments if you have others that will help hold you accountable.
Plan exercise activities that are fun and diverse. If you despise swimming laps but think that’s the only way to reach your target weight, you’re never going to get there. Instead, try different activities until you find one that you enjoy. Try activities outside and with friends. Losing weight can be fun! Mix it up from week to week, from hiking to rollerblading to yoga; there are lots of fun ways to get in shape.
Create exercise goals for the week and reward yourself with you reach them. If you succeed in working out 3 days this week treat yourself with a trip to a Fort Collins spa for a facial spa treatment or couples massage. Indulging in activities that make you feel rested and pampered are the perfect rewards for working out and staying fit.
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