How to motivate yourself to exercise at home

August 1, 2013 0

Do you think exercising at home is boring and unstimulating? Think again. You can choose any time for your at-home workouts. You will save tremendously on gym membership. Working out at home is the best option when it’s raining outside. Of course, exercising at home requires a lot of motivation, especially if fitness is not your true passion.

Although everybody knows why we need to work out on a regular basis, it’s not that easy to move your bum from the couch, put on your sports gear and opt for a good gym session over your favorite pizza. So how to motivate yourself to exercise at home? Your willpower is not enough, you need certain techniques to get motivated and stay motivated.

how to motivate yourself to exercise at home

We’ve put together some of the best ways to motivate you and discipline your workouts:

  • choose the best workout for you: the perfect option is something that entertains you and tones your problem areas
  • play your favorite song before you begin a workout: this will get you in the mood for exercise
  • set a time for your workouts and make them non-negotiable: this will bring you more discipline
  • look at transformation pictures and get angry-in-a-good-way: if someone else can do that good, why can’t you?
  • take your ‘before’ picture: looking at where you were compared to where you are now is a great motivator
  • read motivational quotes: they can work wonders with your motivation
  • look at inspirational workout posters
  • stay around motivated people: they will encourage your fitness progress
  • update your fitness playlist and vary your workouts: this will prevent any hint of boredom
  • think about your haters: don’t let them get what they want
  • think about summer and upcoming events: you want to look good at the beach, don’t you?

There are a lot of techniques that can motivate you to exercise at home. You can even exercise in the office chair if you miss out on your morning at-home workout. Remember that since ‘it’s all in your head’, your ultimate goal is to make your mind work for your body. If you choose to do as much as you can (and a little bit more than that) to achieve your ultimate fitness goal, you’re the champion!

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