Motivating yourself to workout is one of life’s cruelest tests. Why can’t there just be a pill we take that makes us super excited to pull on our running shoes and go to the gym every evening? Well, instead of pondering this question or wasting your time in research and development, why not cut out the gym altogether and just work out from home. Seriously, why not? Research has shown that getting to the gym constitutes over 50% of the battle when trying to get motivated.
Of course, getting fit without leaving the comfort of your own home comes with one big problem and that is temptation. As humans, we can resist absolutely everything but temptation. But before you throw in towel and consider never working out again, read some of our top tips on how to motivate yourself for a home workout even when you really can’t be bothered.
Schedule It In
We all use the calendar on our phones or our paperback planner’s to schedule in important things like doctor’s appointments and conference calls and all of that sort of thing, so do the same for your workouts. It is just as much as a priority as other aspects of your life, so treat it in the same way. Go on your calendar right now and block out a chunk of time each day, or every other day. It could be a half hour or ninety minutes. Whatever. Just block it out and then plan your days around those. These are appointments you can’t miss, remember that.
Dedicate Some Space
When people work from home, one of the most important pieces of advice they get is the need to dedicate some space to act as an office. The same goes for working out. The number one reason people don’t work out at home is – shock horror – it isn’t a gym. It is your home. By remedying this fact you will have much more motivation. It could be that you love spinning classes, in which case dedicate a corner to having a spin bike. No excuses either because here are some spin bike reviews from exercisebikesexpert.com. Sorry, not sorry. If you are into Yoga then you have it even easier; you just need to move your coffee table a few inches and lay a mat. Whatever it is, dedicate some space to up your motivation levels.
Make Yourself Get Changed
We read a study by sciencedirect.com the other day, which shows that simply wearing exercise gear helps motivate us for exercise. This is good news because we live in a day and age where you can wear exercise gear just about anywhere and it is totally normal. So wake up, shower and then put your workout spandex on. By doing this you are refusing to give yourself an excuse. You are ready to get stuck into your Wednesday routine, all you need to do now is commit to it. If you prefer to exercise in the evening, then fine, get into the habit of getting home and immediately getting changed. You’ll be playing the best kind of trick on your mind.