Here are some quick, practical, motivational tips for exercising.
Exercise with somebody
Statistics tell us that people who exercise with another person are more successful at exercising consistently. You can keep each other accountable. Knowing that someone is waiting for you to exercise with them can be great motivation to show up and get it done.
Make it Fun
If you don’t enjoy yourself at the gym, it is going to be hard to keep it a habit. There are thousands of ways you can move your body and exercise, so don’t give up if you’ve decided that lifting weights or doing crunches isn’t for you. A fitness professional can help you with this.
Make a schedule of when you are going to exercise and put it in your diary.
You are more likely to stick to it.
Studies have shown that we perform better when training whilst listening to uplifting music. Set up a playlist that gets you going!
Not weight-loss or muscle-gain goals, but fitness goals. Set goals to beat your past records in distance run, push-ups or chin-ups you can do, weight you can lift or degree you can stretch. Fitness goals make exercising a game where you strive to beat your previous high score.
Look the Part
Invest in some appropriate training clothing that you enjoy wearing. Psychologically this will help you to feel the part and improve your performance.