Even those with the best intentions can struggle to maintain their workout motivation. Because let’s be honest ladies, we don’t always feel like slogging away in the gym, even if we know that we’re going to feel amazing afterwards! Whether you’ve got big goals in mind, like running a marathon or losing weight for a special occasion, or you’re just trying to get a bit fitter and healthier, sometimes it can be hard to regain (or gain!) your workout motivation.
So, if you’ve found yourself lacking in motivation recently or pressing snooze and skipping your workout, then we’re here with some top tips to inspire you to jump into your favourite leggings, show up, work hard, and feel fabulous!
Write down your list of goals
Make yourself a list of goals you’re working towards and keep it somewhere you’ll often see, whether that’s on the fridge or your bathroom mirror. That constant reminder of what you’re working towards you will motivate you to keep going.
If you have one big goal, like running a marathon or a special occasion that you want to feel your best for, focus on the finish or the event and how amazing that will feel.
Find an accountability buddy
Whether it’s someone to work out with or someone you’re just checking in with regularly, motivation is so much more inspiring when it’s coming from a positive place. An accountability buddy can act as your personal cheerleader to keep you on track and in check!
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Alternatively, why not book a few sessions with a Personal Trainer to get you going? Knowing that you have a session with your PT coming up next week will motivate you to keep going in-between sessions.
Plan when you’re going to work out
With so much going on in our lives, from drinks with friends to running errands, if working out isn’t planned in our diaries, then it’s so easy for it to slip down the list. However, if you write in your diary or schedule an exact time and date that you’re heading to the gym, it becomes a non-negotiable!
Pump up the jam
There are just some playlists that really get us in the mood to hit the treadmill or smash through our personal bests in the weights section. From a bit of Beyoncé to Swedish House Mafia, some songs just really pump us up!
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Like a bit of competition? Use it!
Whether you love competing against yourself, pushing yourself to go faster or further or joining a CrossFit class and competing against others, embrace your competitive side to push yourself.
You’ve heard of Netflix & Chill but Netflix and gym?
If you’re hitting the treadmill or the elliptical, why not align your workout with your favorite TV show? Walk whilst it’s playing and run or jog during the commercials.
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Before you know it, you’ll have done an hour of cardio, and it’ll be time to cool down.
Choose a workout to suit your mood
If you’ve had one of those days where nothing is going right, a challenging HIIT or cardio workout could be what you need to banish those blues. Whereas, if you’re feeling a bit low and at the end of a big week, hit the mat and take part in a yoga class or stretch it out with a foam roller.
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Watch a music video whilst you get dressed for the gym
If you want to hit the gym with all the confidence of a Pop Diva, channel their energy by watching a music video whilst you get ready for the gym! Whether Beyoncé, Shakira or Britney is your jam, use their confidence to inspire you.
Use a training program
There are so many apps and websites out there that you can use to build your very own training schedule. We particularly love the Nike Training Club app; it keeps us motivated and tracks our mileage.
Wear a fitness tracker
Whether it’s just tracking your steps each day or keeping track of all your fitness activities, a fitness tracker is a great way to get you moving. Plus, fitness trackers like Fitbit have challenges set up so that you can compete against your friends.
Book a non-refundable class
If you’re sleeping in on your gym sessions, book a class that costs you money instead to ensure you’re showing up! Plus, if you find that you’re finding it too easy to snooze in general, put your alarm clock somewhere across the room where you must get up and turn it off physically.
Set your day up right with a workout
If you’re one of those people that find your motivation to work out slipping through the day, then just plan it for the first thing in the morning.
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Set your day up right by getting it done and out of the way and feel the endorphins buzzing all day long!
Book it in as ‘you’ time
It’s so easy to skip over a workout because it seems like another thing to do on an ever-growing to-do list. Instead, see it as a bit of time to step out of your regular day and do something that’s just for you.
Whether working towards your goal or just de-stressing and prioritising your mental health, you’ll start to show up and work hard for yourself by reframing your workout time and seeing it as a treat.
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