How to Motivate Yourself to Exercise When You Don’t Want To

We all know very well that in order to lead a healthy life we need to exercise. Sitting for hours each day is harmful, and the only way to counter this is by exercising. However, it can be difficult at times to find motivation. This is because our work can be mentally exhausting, and even though we are not physically tired, working out doesn’t seem that attractive anymore. 

Yet given how this idea is constantly hanging above our head, it’s clear that we are bothered or concerned about our wellbeing. Meaning, there is a desire to change, but there is not enough willpower to back it up. So, let’s see what you can do to motivate yourself. 

Motivational Quotes, Videos, Speakers 

This may seem like a waste of time to many, but for some, it really works. It’s not that you will hear something new, but it’s good to get reminded every now and then that you need to work out. The motivational content is always available online, and in many instances, it is important how a certain message is delivered. There are people who are professional at this and have just the right words to inspire you. 

Once you get inspired you will be more motivated to work out. If it means you spend 15 minutes on a video each day that gives you the mental boost then so be it. It won’t take too long for you to internalize these messages and motivate yourself.

Measure Progress 

The best way to get excited about working out is by monitoring your progress. If you see that your efforts are impactful, then you will continue down the same path. Just make yourself do 3 workout sessions a week, and try to drink as much water as possible. This will be enough to see results.

You see by sitting all day, and not drinking enough water, your body is retaining water for a longer period of time. You feel bloated and your weight increases. By training and drinking more water, the body will start to filter it out of the system at a faster pace. As a result, you will start feeling better and immediately see that you dropped a few pounds.

Just Make It Through the Warm-Up

There will always be days when you just don’t feel like training, and your mind will immediately start coming up with excuses. Here’s what you can do to counter this. You need to remember that deep within you is the desire to work out, it’s just being suppressed. So, make yourself go to a gym and do a warm-up at least. If you don’t feel like working out then, simply go home. 

In most cases, you will finish the whole training, because you already made that initial investment. However, there is clearly an internal struggle within you, so you need to do this little self-negotiation. By finishing the warm-up you get to see it’s not all bad and that you won’t mind a few more exercises if it means sticking to your program.