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Staying Motivated to Workout

Updated: April 23, 2013

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of enjoying some down time and relaxation at the Beachbody Success Club celebration at Walt Disney World Resorts in Orlando, FL. The hotel and grounds were amazing and nothing short of VIP treatment for us. Although I was on a vacation, I continued to eat as healthy as possible and workout at the hotel gym during the day.

However, when I returned back home… I felt like crap. Why? Because I fell out of my daily routine.

Even though I tried to eat as healthy as possible, I did indulged a little too much in the amazing food that Beachbody catered and didn’t put 100% into my workouts like I would normally do at home.

Staying Motivated to Workout

This got me to thinking.

Do you have a routine that keeps you motivated to workout everyday?

It’s important to me to keep a routine so I can plan out my days. A typical day for me is wake up, blend up some Shakeology, take care of some work, make sure I have three to four small meals, mix up my Energize formula, wait 15 to 20 minutes and then workout.

So maybe your routine motivates you to keep on your workout schedule, but what motivates you to have a routine in the first place?

Check out these 10 tips to staying motivated that have inspired me to keep up with my daily routine.

Vary your routine or change your scenery

Try a new variation on your favorite activity! Always workout at home? Go outside to a park for your workout or just go for a run instead.

Try something entirely new

Maybe you have completed a few rounds of P90X; maybe it’s time to start P90X2. Or if you always do yoga, try some weight lifting and vice versa.

Set a new goal

Set a few short term goals as well as some long term; you will feel accomplished when you complete your short term goals while working toward your long term goals.

Treat yourself to a workout gadget or accessory

Heart-rate monitors and new Fitbit or some new workout clothes and shoes are all great motivators.

Keep an exercise log to track your workout

Before and after pictures are a great way to track your progress; sure you can see the numbers change on the scale, but to actually see your results is priceless.

Don’t berate yourself if you miss a workout

Life happens; if things come up and you really can’t get that workout in, it’s not the end of the world. Just pickup where you left off and get back on track again.

Focus on how good exercise makes you look and feel

Remember how good you felt after a great workout.

If all else fails, take a break from exercise

Sometimes lack of motivation is your body’s way of telling you to take a break.

What are some ways you keep yourself motivated to workout?

Header Photo by Clem Onojeghuo on Unsplash

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