How To Motivate Yourself To Go To The Gym

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I think everyone goes to the gym at least once in their lives. But after a month or two a lot of people tend to quit! So, why does this happen? Of course, we all have a lot of things to do, and sometimes those obstacles don’t allow us do what we want. Either problems at work, illness, or other distracting factors play a role. In most cases it’s a lack of motivation that doesn’t let us finish what we started. So, how do we stay on track when we’re not so enthusiastic as we were at the beginning? There are some simple ways that can keep you motivated and inspired to continue to workout.

  1. Realize what your doing it for. The words like ‘to keep fit’ are not the best motivation. Maybe, you want to fit into your favorite skinny jeans which are 3 sizes less? Or you want to have a beautiful stomach or look stunning in your swimming suit during a vacation? Remember your goal and remember about it each time you feel the temptation to skip the gym.
  2. Reward to yourself for a good training session. For instance, a cup of your favorite coffee or any other things you like. Missing a gym session will now mean not getting that reward. So this way you’ll be looking forward to training.
  3. Find a friend to go to the gym with. When you workout with someone else, you’ll get more disciplined. As your partner will force you to keeping going; when all you want to do is rest.
  4. Set your gym schedule and stick to it. Think about how many times a week you’ll be able to hit the gym.
  5. Listen to your favorite music while training. Active and positive music will motivate you and you’ll in turn enjoy training.
  6. Switch up the exercises you do. Change the exercises you do from time after time. This will keep you from getting bored working out.
  7. Get some healthy habits in addition to exercising. If you want to lose weight or build muscles; the gym will get you those results but without a proper diet and proper nutrition you’ll get those results even faster!



Author Bio:

Melisa Marzett is keen on keeping fit. She also works as a writer for She usually writes about sports, health, lifestyle and technology. Melisa can be contacted via Google+.