Motivation is one of the most desirable virtues. Gym motivation is no different. Getting motivated is easy, but keeping yourself in that initial state of wanting to take action takes self discipline, determination and of course a few hidden tricks along the way.
For some people going to the gym is a part of their lifestyle and they won’t even think twice before they make that commute to the gym. So what is their secret? I have been observing a few of our family friends, who have been going to the gym for over 10 years and I want to share with you my observations.
With the so called “new-year resolutions” around the corner I am hoping to help you to find a solution that will work best for you. Although I don’t believe that there is a formula that fits all people, there are certainly laws in nature, that keep everything in balance.
So here are 3 little known secrets of gym motivation;
- Psych yourself up.
Once you have made the decision that you will be going to the gym, you should pretend that you are a professorial athlete and get yourself motivated. This probably sounds a bit corny, but you will be surprised how easy it is for your body to follow once your mind is made up. The main reason for that is so you can feel empowered and have full energy every time you go the gym. Remember that sometimes the “going will get tough” but those are the times when you need to dig a bit deeper for your gym motivation and sometimes only discipline like a professional will help you.
2. Choose a snack food that you love
Regardless of what time you eat your snack while you workout the food has to be nutritious and tasty. These days you are surrounded by countless choices. A lot of people love Nakd bars because they combine almost everything that you will enjoy in a snack-raw, unprocessed energy, full of goodness and packed with protein, all in one bar.
Your gym motivation is almost guaranteed with such a variety of flavours. As well as keeping hydrated during exercise your body will benefit from fresh energy supply and if it comes in a form that you love, if not even better.
3. Spice up your sweat sessions
Are you getting bored of the same routine? If you are like most people you have possibly been doing a similar routine because it works for you. At some point though, you will want a bit of variety and that is very likely to keep you motivated. If you are looking to spice up your sweat sessions why don’t you swap different session to get your mojo on track? Replace the treadmill with circuit training and see how it affects your motivation. Remember that sometimes even excising very slowly is better than sitting.
Overall the main point of keeping your gym motivation is to help you enjoy your exercise routines and have fun. Variety is the spice of life when it comes to anything that we do. Going to the gym is no different. Make it fun, enjoy it and feel amazing.
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P.S Nakd brand is by far one of my favourites and I loved working with them. Thank you!