Your success in working out can be boiled down to this blog. The key question is what motivates you? If your motivation isn’t there, your workout will not materialize to any significant level.
Motivation is why we start working out and the lack thereof is why we stop working out. Now, keep in mind I’m not talking about music here. As I’ve mentioned previously, music does help while you workout (scientifically proven if you want to argue with me), but what gets you in the gym week in and week out to improve yourself?
If you’re not working out currently or at least not taking it seriously, you need to ask yourself why not. Take out a piece of paper (or notepad since we’re all computerized) and list what reasons you would have to workout. Here is a sample list:
- money (insurance, food bills, you name it)
- health (live longer, mental health + physical health)
- more attractive (more toned, vibrant)
- easier life (stairs are easier to climb, dog food is easier to lift)
- clothes fit (can be relaxed in your clothes)
Really, there are no good reasons not to workout and plenty of reasons to hit the gym. You need to find the reasons that light a burning desire within you and use them to fuel your motivations. Remind yourself just how important your motivation is to you and working out will come along.
As far as reminders go, if your memory isn’t enough for you, take a huge ass poster and just plaster it to the front of whatever you look at when you wake up/go to sleep. That poster should read:
If you’re starting fresh or from lackadaisical beginnings, just attack working out. It’s fun. Plan an all-out campaign on getting in shape, looking good, and having people marvel over how you’ve turned your appearance around. Your physical well-being will positively seep into other aspects into your life and you will feel rejuvenated.