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The Athletic Club

of Overland Park
9 Jan 2018

How to Get Yourself Motivated to Workout

There are a lot of people that struggle with getting motivated to work out. You have these grand ideas of going to the gym and getting fit, but you have trouble finding the drive to actually work out.

Here a a few tips and tricks that can help motivate yourself to go to the gym!

  • Plan
    • It seems kind of silly, but lay out your clothes the night before or have your gym bag by your door. If you have all of these things easily accessible, it will be harder to come up with reasons to not go to the gym
  • Have Alternate Ideas
    • On days that you don’t feel like going to the gym, have a list of some other activities that you could do in your home. These things could include free weights, yoga or just going for a nice walk on a nearby trail
  • Set Small and Attainable Goals
    • When starting a new workout program, it is important to start out with smaller goals. It is also important to make sure that these goals are attainable. If you set goals that are very difficult to achieve, it can be discouraging if you don’t meet those goals.
    • Another tip about setting goals is to write them down. When you write down your goals, there is a higher probability that you will reach them
  • Go With a Friend
    • Having someone to hold you accountable is something that can help motivate you do keep up with your workouts.

It is important to remember that even if you do miss a workout, don’t get down on yourself. Just try again the next day!