So, you’re not the biggest fan of working out, eh? That’s okay–you are most definitely not alone in this thinking! I mean, why work out when there are about a billion other things on your to-do list, right? But here’s the thing: working out is essentially free therapy and great for the mind, body, and soul. If you are struggling to find the motivation or desire to exercise, we’ve got you covered here with some tips on making working out a part of your daily routine.
Pencil it in.
As a busy mom who works from home, I can totally relate when people say there simply isn’t enough time in the day to work out. So what do I do to combat this mentality? I literally write my workouts into my daily schedule. To me, the benefits (both physically and mentally) of working out are just as important as that work call that I have scheduled or the deadline that’s fast approaching. If it’s written into my calendar as part of my day, I am far more likely to get it done, and I am always happy I did!
Remind yourself of your “why.”
To me, this is SUCH a powerful tool to really getting your body moving: Remembering your “why”- or the reason you want to lead a healthy lifestyle. Do you want to feel better from the inside out? Is it to be a good role model for your kids? Are you hoping to feel younger and more energetic? Whatever your reason, remind yourself of that whenever you’re having trouble starting.
Join a gym.
If you’re paying to do something, you are far more likely to actually do it! By paying a membership to a gym or fitness group, you will find yourself showing up a lot more. Think about it, if you don’t show up, you’re literally throwing money away (and nobody wants to do that).
Have an accountability partner.
This one is so helpful. Have a friend, family member or significant other who you can text back and forth to motivate each other to work out. Having an accountability partner is a game changer. I highly recommend finding someone to text words of encouragement throughout the day to keep you accountable and make sure you don’t quit. This might be the push you need to get moving in the morning!