There’s no denying that not every one of us can commit on going to the gym regularly. Yes, we want to have that perfect beach bod that we like to show off to our friends. However, there’s that usual “I’ll do it tomorrow” habit that we tend to spit out every time. And when the next day comes, you’re still there sitting in front of your computer screens or smartphones just browsing some stuff.
Eventually, this “next day” habit will turn to weeks, months, and even worse, a year. Motivating yourself to hit the gym is so damn hard sometimes. We like to view and adore underwear models, or social media influencers that are gym caddy. But when it’s time to do it for ourselves, we tend to back out pretty soon. So how do we overcome this? Here are three things that you should keep in mind.
- Focus on the RIGHT Things
- People tend to focus on the outcome of something. So when we say something about gym, people focus on how they will look like, or the process of being on a diet to be thin. But focusing on these things won’t last for long.
- Instead, you should focus on
your inner self. Focus on who you really want to be. Focus on how you want to
be healthy. Focus on what the ideal weight is best for you. Turning your focus
on your identity will shift things up. One moment you will realize that the
tables have turned in just a single shift of your focus. The next thing you
will find is yourself enjoying your time at the gym, living healthier and
happier without regrets. Focus on identity-based habits, and you’ll definitely
see the difference.
- Don’t Be Afraid to Start Small
- They say small beginnings will lead to bigger endings. This is true! And this is the key to motivate yourself to move your body. Don’t create unrealistic goals such as instant weight loss. You will only be discouraged in the long run knowing you didn’t achieve on doing such.
- Instead, focus on small things.
Create small goals. Goals such as putting on your running shoes is the first
step. The next thing you’ll find is yourself running around the neighborhood
happily doing a few laps. Of course, since we are talking about small
beginnings, don’t be afraid of only achieving 15 minutes of workout. Remember,
use this as a stepping stone to gradually increase your duration for the days
to come. Keeping it slow and steady is a recipe for success!
- Just Have Fun
- Don’t stress yourself out! Let your mindset be a positive one, that you’re doing this not only for the sake of your body but also for fun. Let working out be a part of your daily routine that you enjoy doing, not a requirement. Yes, it will be hard at first, but you will eventually improve as time goes by. Think positive and incorporate workouts to your daily lifestyle. Your body will thank you later.