5 Ways to Increase Motivation in Your Workouts 53

5 Ways to Increase Motivation in Your Workouts - let's reach success

This is a guest post by Jack Fleming, an avid runner who has competed in numerous marathons and other races across the country over the past 20 years. That experience inspired him to create Treadmill Talk, a comprehensive treadmill review site that helps individuals find the ideal machine for their needs.

Losing your will, determination and focus to workout may happen. It is actually normal, especially if you see little improvements.

The result of working out is not instant; it takes time before you can see actual progress or huge improvements.

But, is it really fair to just stop or minimize the frequency of your workouts? Maybe not.

Do not ever lose the determination of your workouts, first for your health, second your welfare, and third – for a beautiful body. You have no right to regress your workout; you have no right to just let your emotions overpower your motivation to workout.

If things are really not working your way, it is time that you try these tips to keep your motivation up high and enjoy your workout:

1. Set Realistic Goals.

Set only what you think is reachable; do not go beyond the limit or beyond what is possible.

Setting impossible goals will just lead you to failure, thus making you more demotivated to workout.

If your goals are realistic, and once achieved, you surely would feel more motivated.

Do not go too far in terms of your goals either. The more you achieve the goals you set, the more you want to go even further.

2. Break the Routine and Try A New Exercise.

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Something that will make you feel bored, actually applicable to all, is if you do routines over and over again.

Not changing routines will make you feel bored. As a result, going to the gym will not give you any excitement at all.

Try a new exercise once in a while; this will let you feel more excited. Going out of the usual things you regularly do will surely boost your motivation back. Get yourself excited to do new workouts to give yourself a good push as you hit the gym or hit the mat.

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3. Ditch Your Jogging Or Treadmill Once In A While.

Jogging and running on a treadmill are two of the basics of working out, which is why people tend to do it every day (however, that is advisable and recommended).

Just to feel excited going back to your treadmill or jogging, try to remove this out of your regular or everyday workout routine once in a while. Something that you do every day or regularly will not make you look forward doing it.

Try to intentionally eliminate it from your regular routine and let your body look for it. The next day, you would surely feel enthusiastic about jogging or exercising on your treadmill and enjoy your workout.

4. Do Not Work Out Alone, Get a Companion.

You can do it sometimes if you wish, but having someone with you is definitely a better way to increase your motivation and excitement to hit the mat.

5. Stay Inspired By Subscribing to a Fitness Blog.

Reading success stories will surely boost your motivation. If they can do it, you can do it as well.

Subscribing to different blogs and reading write-ups from people who are with you in terms of achieving a healthier and sexy body, will let you be inspired and motivated even more.

On the other hand, sharing your experiences and bragging about your achievements, could somehow help you get motivated and see more progress quickly.

Make use of the best treadmill, a good ambiance, cheerful friends, good reading materials and more. Find all possible ways to boost your motivation to work out, which is your key to achieving a healthy body inside and out.

What about you? How do you stay motivated to do your daily workout?

See also:

How to Get Motivated When You Don’t Feel Like It
The Ultimate Fitness Guide for Newbies
Approach Fitness Like a Video Game and Start Leveling Up
Where to Get Motivation When You’re Absolutely Exhausted
All of The Inspiration You’ll Ever Need

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Becoming Your Own Boss: Tips on Getting a Business Off The Ground 8

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Becoming your own boss is a complicated process, and not everyone does it the same way.

I got lucky. I was still working when I got my business off the ground, so I had a source of income while I was working the kinks out of my business. I did most of my work for the new business when I got home or on the weekends. I asked for a change in job responsibilities at the office so that I didn’t have as much on my plate.

This all gave me a chance to start earning money without going into debt. When it was feasible, I stopped working my regular job and transitioned into working for myself full time. It took about a year and a half.

Establish clear boundaries.

 

Sometimes people don’t take you seriously when you tell them that you work for yourself. They think you are always available to chat or have lunch.

I had a number of friends that would call me at all hours, assuming I was available because they wanted to talk. Granted, it was nice to have that freedom at first. But, I soon realized that if I was going to be successful, I couldn’t let those kinds of distractions interrupt my workday.

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I was in pretty good shape when I made the transition, but looking back, a few more months with a paycheck would have been wonderful.

When you start your own business, money can be very tight. You never know what you are going to make month to month.

I had one customer that initially made up most of my revenue. That customer only paid on a quarterly basis, which meant that times were tough in between payments.

I had to spend money to build the business, which meant there wasn’t a lot left over. If I didn’t get a payment right on time, it was very difficult to deal with.

There were times when I had to ask for a loan from family members simply to pay my bills.

Reach out and build a support network.

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It can be really difficult to adjust at first. You have great days and you have terrible days. You meet goals some months, while other months you are left wondering where you went wrong.

If you make a mistake, you alone are responsible for it and your business and reputation can suffer. It is easy to feel depressed at times. You may even start to feel like you can’t handle running a business and that you made a big mistake when you left your office job.

Remember that you are not alone. All entrepreneurs have these moments, which is why it is so important to connect with others in the field.

Take time for yourself.

I had a honeymoon period of about half a year. It was really exciting to see the business get bigger. Each milestone that I met was a reason to celebrate.

However, heading into the second year, it was more difficult. I was tired. Things weren’t as exciting because they weren’t new anymore. And then, year three came along. I was done with working such long hours.

I was done with having no time off. Burnout is certainly an issue in this business, so you have to figure out how to balance your personal and your professional needs.

It took me a long time to get where I am today. I had to do a lot of research. I had to educate myself on business. I had to find an SEO expert. I had to figure out who my main competitors were and keep an eye on them. I also had to stay current with what was happening in the field so that I didn’t fall behind.

No matter how hard I worked, it seemed like I could never get caught up. Running a business is a big responsibility.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you want to set yourself up for success. Try to cut back on your living expenses. Make sure you have substantial savings. Set up an area in your home where you can work, free from distractions.

If you are married, get your spouse on board. He or she can help pay bills while you are getting your business off the ground.

Your business is only as good as you are.

Make sure you have a support system of other business professionals. These people can help you acknowledge your weaknesses, encourage you to keep moving forward and advise you on common mistakes.

You can try and go it alone, but it will be very difficult for you. As with anything else in life, your support network has a lot to do with your success. You are probably strongly invested in your business; after all, it is something that you created. Make sure you have people that you trust to help you along the way.

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Grace Lee has been practicing in the field of digital marketing for several years now. She has already brought numerous sites in search engines’ first pages in search results. In her spare time, she loves listening to podcasts about Google algorithm updates and other matters related to SEO.