Is losing pounds as easy as writing about it? The short is No, because of many reasons one of which is motivational loss and people giving up. Whether it is weight loss or gain or just maintaining it persistence and patience are the most important things needed. The difference will start showing up with time so be patient! Time motivations are lost and it is just natural. What might work for me as a motivational boost might not work for you? The following are some of the methods that work for most of the people. The permanent solution is that you must make it a part of your life and lifestyle.
Considering you already have proper, comfortable and good-looking workout apparel, it could be a source of motivation as you can look forward to wearing your favorite and comfortable clothes. Uncomfortable and restricting clothes can be the reason sometimes for workout motivation loss, plus they don’t give you the results you want so they eventually lead to loss of motivation.
Proper and comfortable clothes are the ones that are made for working out having features like breathability, sweat-wicking, and comfortable fabric that does not itch. One most important thing is fitting, baggy clothes get tangled in machines and weights that can cause problems and small clothes restrict your movements.
Still cannot find the motivation? Just wear workout clothes when its time. Don’t think of anything else, going to the gym, getting into the car, nothing and just wear your clothes. Now you will most likely go to the gym as you are wearing clothes. As it does not seem right sitting on the couch and spending the rest of the day in those clothes. This is why I call it a trick. But remember to wear fresh and clean clothes daily.
Choose the right time
The reason that you cannot find the motivation or get too exhausted after a workout could be working out at the wrong time. The time that suits one best might be right for others. Thus, you have to decide for yourself what is the best time for you. For this, you might have to experiment a little. Morning, evening and night are the time when most people workout but you can choose noon if it suits you! Don’t push it too hard, but when you are sure just make it a part of the route.
Bring some change
A change in your workout routine, i.e. sets, order or maybe the workout is needed after 8 to 12 months because the body gets used to it and the workout loses its effectiveness. Considering the fact that it is the same workout with the same weights. One of the simplest ways is to shuffle muscle days, or just some completely different and new workout. Switch to core strengthening or HIIT workouts if you like. Or maybe it is time to change your workout clothes and get new ones. Try that!
Get a training partner
Going to a gym with your friends, wife, or girlfriend can give you motivation and reason not to skip. Think of it as a favor to them because they will be getting fit and both of you could make the boring workouts into fun and healthy competition as you pump each other while working out. Try not to be a Chatty Cathy in the gym, talk about your problems and puns on the way back.
Change and clearly define your fitness goals, it might be that before you are just working out with that. Short term fitness goals will help with motivation and give you clear results.