Some tips for when you struggle with motivation that helped me…
Change your environment
If you’re in the gym day after day, change it up and get outside! It can make all the differnce. Go to the beach, go for a run outside, go hiking or biking.
Get a gym buddy
Meeting up with a mate locks you down to that session, and makes you less likely to cancel. And, it’ll make your workout fly by if you’re catching up with a friend you haven’t seen in a whgile.
Buy some cute new gym clothes
Call me shallow, but a cute new outfit has given me that extra boost. Use it as a reward to motivate you to achieve a goal.
Buy some new gym gear
Similar to the above, buy yourself some new trainers, a heart rate monitor, resistance bands, a protein powder or bars etc, something to re-invigorate your passion for exercise, and again, you can use it as a reward for achieveing a goal.
Whether it’s a particular muscle group, running for ‘x’ amount of times or km’s, going to workout ‘x’ times a week, or a weightloss goal, it helps to be working toward something.
Change up your playlist
Get a whole new playlist to get you moving, New tunes, and a great tip I love to do is to put a song I love halfway, and at the end of a workout.
Try some classes
This helps you stay motivated and working hard on days when you’re not feeling it. Also, helps change it up, try yoga classes, crossfit, pump at the gym, martial arts, whatever is new and challenging!
Invest in a personal trainer
Yeah, it may be expensive, but if you’re in struggle town and it helps it’s worth it. It’s like an amped up version of the gym buddy too. No cancel, commitment, and someone to push you to that next level.
There are loads of other things you can do, walk or ride to work, join a team sport, download a new app, and follow a program.
Hope these tips help you as much as they’ve helped me!
Cute little calories burned chart 🙂