How to keep up your exercise motivation
“How do you stay motivated to exercise?” is a common question in my FACEBOOK GROUP. We have a monthly thread that’s mostly used to track progress towards our exercise for the month. Even so, a lot of group members struggle to reach their target.
Because consistency is actually the key when it comes to exercise motivation. Doing something even when you don’t really feel like it and that’s not easy.
Inspiration and motivation in general, not just exercise motivation, naturally ebbs and flows. No-one is motivated all the time – no matter what they may portray on social media!
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So how do you take action when you don’t feel like it? You just do it. Really! As I said above, it’s not easy. And it’s best not to think about it or you’ll talk yourself out of it.
For me, I make sure my exercise happens by scheduling it into my calendar every week. I don’t always make myself do whatever’s scheduled tho. If my day calls for a tough gym session or a run and I really don’t feel like it, I opt for a short walk instead. The important thing is to do something consistently so it becomes a habit.
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This is how they keep up their exercise motivation:
Almost every time I train, I feel better afterwards and am in a great mood, so when I don’t feel like training, I think about how good I’ll feel afterwards. On days when the motivation is low, I tell myself to just get through 20-minutes. If you can make 20-minutes, you can stay on track with your goals and results. And usually once I get started, my mojo is back and I get through a good workout. It’s also important to know the difference between low motivation, and your body needing a rest, so don’t be too hard on yourself.
I’m sure you’ll find something that will work for you from all of these different ideas. Let me know over on FACEBOOK how you’re getting on and what’s working for you.
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