Don’t you feel like training? 6 ways to motivate yourself to the maximum
Don’t let a moment of laziness and laziness spoil your training plan at home, outdoors or in the gym. If the desire to lie down on the couch becomes powerful, practice these ways of motivating yourself to train to the fullest. Keep reading!
We have to admit that sometimes it is hard to get going and we are able to find any excuse to skip the time we devote to sport. Motivation is key to overcoming those seconds when the idea of training is unappealing. You have ample reason to overcome reluctance and do something with which you truly enjoy even if it requires a little care.
Tricks to motivate you when it’s lazy to train
As a first tip to avoid the temptation to skip a workout, have a good planning, always and in all circumstances is very helpful. If you write down in your diary the time that you are going to dedicate to your sport activity – you can do it with the help of a training diary -, it will be easier for you to organize yourself and fulfill that program that you have established keeping in mind your availability.
Don’t wait till you feel like training. It’s best to establish your plan with a number of days and hours per week for running, biking, swimming, or going to the gym. If, despite having your workouts scheduled, you just don’t feel like exercising today, here are some ideas that can increase your motivation:
1. It’s time to change the routine
In most cases, the lack of motivation or lack of desire to train is due to your training is jaded, either because it is too repetitive or because you are at a point of stagnation, which notes that you do not bring anything new despite your care. Moving activity or incorporating new exercises into your workout is a great way to find motivation to train each and every day at home, outdoors or in the gym.
If you run and generally train endurance in long races, change and focus on the high speed intervals; if you cycle on asphalt, try a mountain course and if you train in the gym and you lack a machine to test, maybe this is the moment. A new exercise or a sport that you have never practiced are always and at all times motivating challenges.
It is not superfluous to have some garment or equipment that serves as an incentive for those bad times when training becomes hard. Reviewing the cushioning of your new shoes or doing your strength exercises with those dumbbells of more weight than the previous ones, is a simple resource more effective when strengthening the motivation to train alone or together, when it begins to fail.
3. Visualize the ?after?
When the listlessness squeezes, think about how good you’re going to feel after exercising. You do sport for the fact that you want to. It is not an obligation, but rather something that you like to do because when you finish the activity you feel really good. Lighter, healthier and full of energy. Faced with so many benefits… Who asserted vagrancy?
4. Remember your goals and objectives
Whoever wants something has a hard time and a good formula to motivate yourself and train to the full is to bring to your psyche that goal you want to achieve. Lose weight, increase your musculature, gain flexibility, beat your speed record in the race? If you remember the goal you have set for yourself, the idea of achieving it will be your best motivation.
5. Seeks external motivation
Are you used to training alone or in company? When lack of motivation complicates the idea of getting started, you can really use the support of other people who practice the same sport. Running in company or together, or going to the gym with friends is good practice to encourage you and avoid skipping a workout.
A good soundtrack can motivate you to the limit and make you “get the batteries” so that you go out to train with the desire to give the best of you. There is no specific music, because the ideal harmony depends on each person. You will have to locate yours and put it in those moments of “bajonazo”, in which the will weakens in front of the idea of exercising.