We've all been there... feeling unmotivated to workout, coming up with excuses to not hit the gym, deciding to binge on pizza and beer and ice cream. Too bad it's not as easy to get back into the workout groove as it is to fall out of it; at least not for all of us.
Believe it or not, it may easier than you actually think! The key is finding the tactic that works for you. For me, it's meeting a friend at the gym so we can not only push each other to work harder, but also socialize. And this is just one of several motivational routes you can take to get your booty back to working out! Here are some options to get re-inspired:
The Buddy Workout
Why not kill two birds with one stone and socialize while you exercise? Finding a good workout partner can make all the difference. It helps to have a workout buddy that is as motivated, if not more to work out than you so you both can push each other to work harder and reach your fitness goals. Having a workout buddy also helps ensure your form is on point as they can correct any mistakes they see, thus making your workouts safer.
The 10-Minute Workout
Maybe the reason you're struggling with staying committed to exercise is time. If that's the case, don't think you need to be at the gym for an hour and a half to see results. In truth, ANY amount of exercise is better than none at all. There are countless 10-minute exercises that will get your heart rate pumpin' and those calories burnin'.
Try Something New
Many people lose motivation because they are stuck doing the same exercises over and over again for weeks on end. Not only does that bore you, your body gets used to the same routine and plateaus. So change it up! Try a dance class or a hot yoga class. There is an uncountable amount of fitness routines including Stronglifts, HIIT, and circuit training are just a few examples.
Unless you're recovering from an injury, you should have no excuse to get out of your workout lull. Sure it's tough mentally, but the mind can overcome any obstacle, and this is just a small bump in the road!
Yours in Health,